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Comprehensive campaign surpasses goal for “A Greater Penn State”


Living alumni around the world


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Our Favorite Things at Penn State

To our wonderful students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends, thank you for being our favorite part of Penn State. Wishing you a safe and happy new year full of #favPSU moments.

The following video shows Langkilde on a hike as well as scenes of Langkilde talking to camera in a studio before the words “Perspective: Leaders at Penn State” appear on screen. Interspersed is footage of old family photographs, Langkilde stopping by a pond, and jogging through a forrest.