Letters: November / December 2021
SO 2021 Cover

Thank you so much for the cover story on Sue Paterno! With so many uncertainties today, it was uplifting to see her continuing presence in so much that is Penn State!
Melissa Herman ’63 H&HD, ’71 MA Lib
Bethesda, Md.


When the September/October issue arrived, I immediately read the article about the incomparable Sue Paterno before anything else. She has my complete admiration. How she managed to do it all is inspirational. She’s been and continues to be a source of strength to so many. Her warmth, caring, and generosity are certainly praiseworthy. Kudos to Robyn Passante for this portrayal of an extraordinary woman.
Marcine Fisher Eisenfeld ’68 Lib
Havertown, Pa.


Thank you so much for your cover story on Sue Paterno. What a lovely reminder of her selfless generosity, her graciousness, and her love for Joe.  For that and so very much more, my gratitude to her and to the man she loved so dearly is boundless.
Nancy Swistock Snyder ’82 Lib
Las Vegas, Nev.


I was overjoyed to see Sue Paterno on the cover. Sue epitomizes Penn State. A leader, a giver, a role model, and a courageous person as well. During the storm of a decade ago she was stalwart, facing anger but upholding the honor of her husband and her family. The fact that she continued to serve the university and State College communities is testimony to her strength. How easy it would have been to give up. In the words of Angela Duckworth, she has grit!
Thomas L. Doorley III ’67 Lib,’67 Eng
Harwich Port, Mass.



What a wonderful article on Sue Paterno. As an alum, I beam with pride and celebrate her accomplishments. Resilience, love, and giving to others are hallmarks we should all aspire to. Thank you for providing this overdue insight. And thanks to Sue for sticking with us through it all. She is truly “the light of the room.”
Matt Bird ’80 Eng
Gettysburg, Pa.


Alumni in Portugal
We Are Around the World
Enjoying the Azores, Portugal and years of friendship with other Penn Staters. We Are! —Rob Browell ’89 A&A; Gary Kiefer ’05 Lib; Lauren Chesterton ’89 Bus; John Gailey ’04 Eng

Cincinnati game program







In the Glory Days feature in our Sept./Oct. issue [“In A Word, Decisive,” p. 27], we incorrectly stated the football team’s highest all-time point total. The single-game scoring record was set in a 109–7 victory over Lebanon Valley in 1920. We regret the error.