UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A University campaign is shining a light on the countless outstanding and exceptional individuals that comprise the Penn State community.
To highlight and celebrate their stories, Faces of Penn State aims to showcase the personal accomplishments, public contributions and pioneering spirit resulting from the Penn State experience, education and community.
The people chosen for Faces of Penn State embody Penn State's values of teaching, research and service and may have achieved significant personal or professional achievements. They are students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and local community members whose accomplishments and achievements leave their communities and the world at large a better place.
Nearly 100,000 fans in Beaver Stadium for last weekend's Nittany Lions season opener received an early glimpse of the campaign through a video spot premiering several of the campaign's Faces.
The inaugural Faces featured in the video include notable names such as Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences Richard Alley, who was a contributor to a Nobel Prize winning panel in 2007, as well as unsung heroes such as senior Celiena Bady, an international politics major who advocates for diversity at University Park and around the globe.
Throughout the 2012-13 academic year, new Faces will be unveiled on the campaign website as well as through a variety of materials and channels on and off campus. For more information on Faces of Penn State and to nominate an individual or group to be a part of the campaign, visit faces.psu.edu online.