Cover illustration A Vote For All
November / December 2020

A Vote For All, New Home for Student Veterans, Penn State's Own President Eisenhower


The Politician

His vision, connections, and famous last name made him a quietly influential figure in Washington, D.C., but Milton Eisenhower spent the best years of his career as a university president—including a transformational tenure at Penn State.
Michael Weinreb '94 Com

Many Shades of Freedom

In a new book timed with the centennial of the 19th Amendment, historian Cathleen Cahill highlights the overlooked women of color who battled a “double burden” in their fight for the vote.
Ryan Jones '95 Com

Home for the Brave

The Student Veteran Center at University Park provides a welcoming space for those who’ve served.
Robyn Passante '95 Com

Campus Life

Everyday People

An unlikely lobbying effort helped Anne Puchalsky get a jump on an environmental science career.
B.J. Reyes ’95 Com


Game Plan

Altering course, the Big Ten announced a fan-free, closely monitored return to fall football.
B.J. Reyes ’95 Com

The Long Run

COVID-19 slows, but doesn’t stop, ultrarunner Lauren Wilke.
Erin Strout ’97 Com

Diplomatic Director

Lauren Packer Webster trades in press credentials for role as athletic director at Franklin & Marshall.
Michael Weinreb '94 Com

Glory Days

The Penn State women's soccer team had a season to remember in 2015.

Faculty Expertise

From the Editor

Everyday Magic

Patti McNally helped create a space for children defined by warmth, imagination, and joy. I'm lucky my kids were able to be a part of it.

My Thoughts Exactly

Association News

A Virtual Cup of Joe

Former seven-term congressman and 2019 Distinguished Alumnus Charlie Dent ’82 Lib joined Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford ’20 MEd Edu WC in September for a “Coffee Hour” chat...

A Sweet Celebration

We don’t know how they could make it taste any better, but we think our friends at the Berkey Creamery made the packaging on these Alumni Swirl “minis” look just a little bit cooler.

New Members