Alumni

Space Cadet

From our Sept/Oct '17 issue: As a member of NASA's new astronaut class, Zena Cardman knows the sky is no limit at all.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com

First Impressions

From impactful classes and time-honored traditions to dorm-room hijinks and lasting friendships, our readers agree that freshman-year memories stand the test of time.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

The Power to Create Change

With vision, determination, and help from family and some high-profile friends, Philadelphia physician Ala Stanford is taking an innovative approach to bridging the health care gap in her hometown.
Savita Iyer

Meeting Them Where They Are

Over the last 25 years, Penn State World Campus has given students—traditional and nontraditional alike—the opportunity to earn degrees on their terms.
Jeff Rice '03 Com

Impactful Giving

Ross and Carol Nese’s support helps ensure a bright future for nursing education.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com

How Nurses Navigated the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought new appreciation to the profession, even as it created unprecedented challenges. For Penn State Nursing alumni, students, and faculty, adapting to those challenges meant learning new ways of taking care of patients—and of themselves.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com

Leading with Aloha

Josh Green first ran for office 20 years ago to draw attention to the health care needs of the rural Hawaiians who visited his medical clinic. Last year, the same commitment that drove Green to become a doctor helped him win election as governor of Hawaii.
Mary Vorsino

Cow Calls

Grad student Avery Corondi's field work is helping ensure a healthy and manageable future for Pennsylvania elk.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Room to Roam

Pennsylvania’s resurgent elk population is a victory for conservation and an unlikely tourism boon. If not for the vision of Rawley Cogan, the giant mammals likely wouldn’t be in the commonwealth at all.
Cristina Rouvalis

Ring Lingo

Pro wrestling has its own vocabulary. Here's a primer to help newcomers fake it as experts.
Ryan Jones '95 Com