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Sweeny Murti
Yankees Beat Reporter, WFAN
Broadcast-Cable, 1992

Sweeny Murti

I've always said the broadcasting industry is different because you can ask 100 different people how they got to where they are and you will hear 100 different stories about how they started and when they got their big breaks.

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Diane Salvatore
Editor-in-Chief, Consumer Reports Magazine
1981, Journalism

Diane Salvatore

I remember getting out and running down the walkways to find all the journalism buildings, convinced that the keys to my future were in there for the taking.

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Ellyn Fisher
Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Social Media, Advertising Council
1999, Journalism

Ellyn Fisher

Every day I get to see the power of communications to improve and save lives.

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Brandon Scott Wolf
Comedian, Writer
2011, Journalism

Brandon Scott Wolf

It's important to realize that you can fail, you can learn from your failures, and you can take those experiences and find success in the future. Comedy and life are all about failing forward.

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Addie Manis
Visual Effects Producer, Freelance
2004, Film-Video

Addie Manis

The best part of my job involves collaborating with the writer/producers both on the page and in editorial to make sure the story is getting told on screen in the best possible way.

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Lisa Salters
MNF Reporter and E:60 Correspondent, ESPN
1988, Journalism

Lisa Salters

Don’t believe the hype. You're never as good as people may tell you that you are and you're never as awful as people may tell you that you are.

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Hannah Biondi
Executive Assistant, Sports and Event Programming at Showtime Networks Inc.
2014, Advertising/Public Relations

Hannah Biondi

I think the secret to success is passion. If you are not passionate about what you do you'll never work as hard to achieve your goals as someone who is.

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Dana O'Neil
Senior Writer, ESPN
1990, Journalism

Dana O'Neil

I love learning about people, why they are who they are, and the fact that this job allows me to find out is still an amazing treat to me.

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Pete Kowalski
Director of Championship Communications, United States Golf Association
1978, Journalism

Pete Kowalski

What you do next is more important than what you just did.

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Benjamin Rupp
Director of Annual Giving, Gettysburg College
2002, Journalism

Benjamin Rupp

I work on a beautiful, historic campus, with talented, smart and energetic colleagues.

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Kate Caverno
Senior Account Executive, ReviveHealth
2011, Advertising/Public Relations

Kate Caverno

Knowing that success is possible with a little hard work and ingenuity is what motivates me, be it a new client acquisition, organically growing existing business, or launching a strong campaign into the market, I love a good challenge.

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Alex Angert
Account Manager, Guinness World Records
2012, Journalism

Alex Angert

Life is too short to spend doing a 9-to-5 job that you are unhappy with and my motivation is living as memorable of a life as I can with as many unique and interesting experiences as possible.

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Lawrence Toscano
Manager of Marketing Promotions, Disney Interactive
2007, Telecommunications

Lawrence Toscano

I get to be creative and work on some of the best shows and events in the world with some of the most intelligent people in the industry.

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Chris Law
Producer, "The Rich Eisen Show'
2006, Telecommunications

Chris Law

I never really had a "first visit" to Penn State. I was born at Centre Community Hospital 1.2 miles away from Beaver Stadium. I was a Nittany Lion from that day on.

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Dave Williams
Associate Director, ESPN
1997, Film-Video

Dave Williams

In anything you do, there will be people smarter than you, more naturally gifted than you, or more connected than you but the great equalizer is work ethic.

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Debbie Reber
Author, Writing Coach and Homeschooling Parent
1991, Broadcast-Cable

Debbie Reber

I can’t not create. It’s part of what I do, even when I’m trying to take time off.

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Patrick Woo
Scouting Assistant, Reese's Senior Bowl
2014, Journalism

Patrick Woo

In the end, it’s about the people and the impact you make.

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Amanda Gifford Lockwood
Senior Director, ESPN Radio Network
2004, Journalism

Amanda Gifford Lockwood

Obviously, you have to know how to do your job and do it well, but the way you deal with people is the key to getting people to respect you or take you seriously.

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Nick Paradise
Director of Public Relations, Kennywood
2008, Journalism

Nick Paradise

I don’t necessarily want to be famous, but I can acknowledge after some career ups and downs that I am motivated to feel relevant in whatever it is I’m doing.

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Leo McCafferty
Producer, Pittsburgh Penguins
2006, Journalism

Leo McCafferty

I was the 31st person in my family, over just a generation and a half, to attend Penn State.

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Bjorn Trowery
Corporate Communications & PR, HEINEKEN USA
2008, Advertising/Public Relations

Bjorn Trowery

I work with the smartest, most curious people in the communications industry, both internally at Heineken and with our team of agency partners.

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Emily Kaplan
Staff Writer, Sports Illustrated/The MMQB
2013, Journalism

Emily Kaplan

I often joke that I probably peaked at age 24, because I couldn’t imagine being in a better situation.

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