'Together We Are One' campaign kicks off
STATE COLLEGE — A new community campaign dedicated to building a better future for Penn State and State College will launch today.
“Together We Are One” consists of people with ties to the community of State College and to Penn State who, through specific actions, aim to prove that the State College community and Penn State fully understand the past, and are dedicated to building a better future because of it, according to David Nevins, who is spearheading the movement.
“(The campaign) is a call to action and an invitation to the entire nation to hear our story and visit our community and campus; a town and university filled with natural beauty and an indomitable spirit,” Nevins said.
“By embracing this moment within our collective history, ‘Together We Are One’ will define the future for our community,” Nevins said, “based on strong principles and determined action.”
Nevins, a Penn State graduate, said signs will be posted throughout town announcing the new campaign, and the committee is asking for support in showing the rest of the world what Penn State, State College and Centre County are all about.
“And with that sense of enthusiasm for the past and the future, I ask … everyone (to help) us get the message out, through this town and throughout this great country that we are and we always will be proud of our town, our community and our university,” he said.
The initiative, CBICC President Vern Squier added, “is proof that this community is committed to becoming an even better place.”