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Individuals Take the Spotlight in 'Faces of Penn State' Campaign

by on September 07, 2012 12:00 PM

The "Faces of Penn State" campaign aims to honor and recognize the individuals who truly embody what it means to be Penn State Proud. 

According to a press release on Penn State Live, in an effort to celebrate the individual stories of those 'faces,' the "Faces of Penn State" campaign "aims to showcase the personal accomplishments, public contributions and pioneering spirit resulting from the Penn State experience, education and community."

Those who are chosen to be featured as a part of Faces of Penn State are students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and local community members who "embody Penn State's values of teaching, research and service and may have achieved significant personal or professional achievements," according to Penn State officials.

Penn State's 'faces' reflect those whose accomplishments and achievements leave their communities and the world at large a better place.

The more than 97,000 fans in attendance in Beaver Stadium last week to watch the football team open their season against Ohio University were privy to an early glimpse of the campaign through a video spot premiering several of the campaign's 'Faces.'

The inaugural Faces featured in the video include notable names such as Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences Richard Alley, who was a contributor to a Nobel Prize winning panel in 2007, as well as unsung heroes such as senior Celiena Bady, an international politics major who advocates for diversity at University Park and around the globe, according to Penn State Live.

During the 2012-13 academic year, new Faces will be unveiled on the campaign website as well as through a variety of materials and channels on and off campus, and more information can be found online.

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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