Of all the iconic imagery that immediately and uniquely calls out "Penn State" - from the black shoes and basic blues of football to the belltower of Old Main and Allen Street Gates - perhaps no one spot in Happy Valley speaks more directly to the spirit of Old State than "the symbol of our best": The Nittany Lion Shrine.
Penn State Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford is known for asking, "Where else would you rather be than a room full of Penn Staters?" Never does his maxim ring truer than when traveling in "enemy territory" to cheer on the Nittany Lions.
UNIVERSITY PARK — Last fall, KJ Hamler was widely regarded by teammates and coaches as the player most likely to have a breakout season.
The star wide receiver did just that, meeting (and in some cases, exceeding) those lofty expectations. In his redshirt freshman campaign, Hamler broke the program record for all-purpose yards by a freshman, totaling 1,417 yards. He finished with 42 catches for 754 yards and five touchdowns.
THON is ON this Feb. 15 to Feb. 17 — dates that honestly are around the corner. Penn State runs in our blood but “for the kids” is something that beats in our hearts, something that matters to students, families and alumni all over the country and world.
So, why not come on out that weekend and indulge in Happy Valley for everything it offers?
Whether it’s participating in the alumni challenge or eating a grilled sticky for old time’s sake, there is a way for every lion present and past to get involved this weekend!
It's impossible to be grumpy while checking out Penn State's archive of commencement pictures. Completely impossible. They are full up with hope, the exultant “I did it!,” family and friends, presidents and babies – all gathered together to celebrate the hard work and achievement it takes to get from student to Penn State alumni.
This weekend is another graduation. Make sure to add these photos of the momentous day!