Impactful Giving

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

"You Can't Be What You Don't See"

Black alumni from the 1960s to the 2010s recall the challenges and opportunities of their time on campus, and share their hopes for Penn State's future.
Robyn Passante '95 Com and Ryan Jones '95 Com

Behind the Masks

Nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic have been risking their lives to save the lives of others. They’ve received genuine outpourings of support and gratitude, but halfway through the World Health Organization’s first-ever Year of the Nurse, they know their work is far from over.
Savita Iyer

Poise Under Pressure

Deborah Birx has spent much of her 40-year career working on daunting global health challenges—ideal training for her role as the White House coronavirus response coordinator.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

"We Go to the People"

A pandemic that has left all of us vulnerable has given new urgency to the work of Brett and Corinne Feldman, whose groundbreaking street medicine program serves the most vulnerable population of all.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

A Memory of War, a Prayer for Peace

Mindful of his place in a dwindling population, World War II veteran Milt Feldman felt compelled to put his experience in writing. Seventy-five years after the conflict’s end, the story of a Jewish-American soldier who survived both the Battle of the Bulge and a Nazi prison camp is a poignant reflection of a generation’s sacrifice.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

So Much More Than Skin Deep

Social activist turned entrepreneur Jess Weiner has made a career out of helping women and brands see the value—and real beauty—in inclusivity and female empowerment.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

Man's Best Friend's Best Friend

From our March/April 2019 issue: Derrick Campana has helped countless dogs—not to mention elephants, goats, donkeys, eagles, turtles, and even the occasional cat—get back on their feet. How one alum’s unexpected career turn has allowed him to travel the world, get just a little bit famous, and create a whole new industry.
Tina Hay '83 Bus

Every Day a Struggle, Every Day a Gift

From our November/December 2018 issue: Caring for twin sons with autism has dominated Curt and Ana Warner’s lives for two decades. In a “blisteringly honest” new book, they tell their family’s story in a way that they hope will help other families—and, in the telling, themselves.
Lori Shontz '91 Lib, '13 Med Edu WC

The Prophet of Doom

From our September/October 2018 issue: For much of his professional life, William Perry has had a front-row seat for the deliberations, distrust, and terrifying close calls that have defined post-war nuclear proliferation. The former U.S. defense secretary is committed to making sure the rest of us don’t underestimate a threat that’s as real as ever.
Michael Weinreb ’94 Com