Local Flavor

From the owners to the brewer to the guy behind the bar, newly opened Boal City Brewing has deep roots in Happy Valley.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Crafty Alums

Hot Plate and Boal City are just the latest alumni-owned breweries—from L.A. to New England, Penn Staters are brewing all over the map. 
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com

Pouring a Glass for Everyone

The alumni couple behind Hot Plate Brewing Co. looks to combine great craft beer with a uniquely inclusive experience.
Amy Strauss Downey '04 Lib

Flawed Heroes and Rough Justice

Three decades into a career as a bestselling author of mysteries and legal thrillers, Paul Levine talks about writing his hero into retirement, his evolving inspirations, and the many threads that still connect him to Penn State.
Michael Weinreb '94 Com

Change for the Better

The road to success has its share of unexpected detours, but as your stories of switching careers and majors make clear, Penn Staters find ways to adapt.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com

Winning at Weather

Innovation, competition, and a passion for forecasting are at the heart of Joel Myers’ six decades of success with AccuWeather.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

On-the-Job Training

LionLink Projects pairs students with alumni to provide real-world experience and connections.
Robyn Rydzy '95 Com

Water into Gold

From our November/December 2014 issue: Three years after a hurricane washed away his Vermont brewpub, Alchemist Brewery founder John Kimmich is thriving on his own stubborn terms. Meet the man behind behind Heady Topper, a curious concoction that might just be the world’s best beer.
Denise Dowling

Doctor, Doctor

The COVID-19 pandemic provided twin sisters and Penn State College of Medicine alums Elana McDonald and Delana Wardlaw a platform to expand their reach in improving health care access and outcomes in their Philadelphia community, and beyond.
Savita Iyer

Embracing the Mission

A career born of curiosity and a thirst for adventure during his college years has taken Gen. Gary Brito to one of the highest commands in the United States Army.
Erin Strout ’97 Com