Meet Jeff Fisher!

April 12, 2010

When DJ Ryan, the Penn State Homecoming 2010 Alumni Relations Director, called Jeff Fisher to congratulate him on being picked as this year’s Honorary Grand Marshal he thought it was a prank.

“I feel very honored and humbled to have been picked. Think[ing] about the past people that have done this and that group of people, I never would have dreamed of it. I thought DJ was pulling a prank,” Fisher said.

An honorary grand marshal is a Penn State graduate who is extensively involved with and made contributions to the Penn State community. Fisher’s duties will include riding in a car in the Homecoming parade, attending an ice cream social and generally interacting with students.

Fisher, the marketing and promotions director for Penn State Athletics, was chosen for the position because of his focus on students.

“I wanted [the Executive Committee] to find someone who would drop everything they’re doing if it would make a student’s day better,” Ryan said. “Jeff does a great job. He’s very student-centered, and that’s what we wanted.”

He said his favorite part of the job isn’t working for the teams but interacting with students. Whether it’s helping plan the THON athlete pep-rally  or helping a student get an internship with the athletic department, being there to help a student in need is his favorite thing.

Jeff’s deep community roots are just another reason he was honored as the Honorary Grand Marshal. Jeff’s father Fran was a longtime Penn State Football announcer, and also served as an Associate Athletic Director for several years. His brother Jerry is also in the broadcasting business, serving as the voice for the Lady Lions basketball team.

Fisher himself has a long history at Penn State. Before becoming the Marketing and Promotions Manager, he worked the Penn State football sidelines for 15 years, and then at different positions within the Athletic Department for 5 years.

Jeff expressed how happy he was to get started working with the students and get involved in Homecoming 2010.

Well Mr. Fisher, we can’t wait to start working with you!

-For The Glory

Dates This Month

April 5, 2010

Hey Penn State Proud! Check out these upcoming Homecoming events for the month of April!

Today – April 15th: Overall competitor pre-registration is now open for Homecoming 2010! Organizations that compete in all events must register before April 15th. Pre-registration can be found at Remember, theme choices are first come first serve. Questions can be directed to Gen Goldsmith at

For non-student organizations looking for information on how to get involved in the parade, please email Parade Director, Nikki Abraham at

April 9th: Street Teams applications due

April 19th – 30th: Homecoming Court Nominations

April 20th & 21st: Merchandise Sales in the HUB

April 21st: Spring Spirit Day! Wear your gear!

April 24th: Blue & White Game kickoff 2pm. Make sure to catch the Homecoming 2010 logo reveal during the halftime presentation!

April 29th: Homecoming Fundraiser at Five Guys on College Ave 2pm-5pm Make sure to mention Homecoming when you order to 20% percent of your sale donated.

For The Glory

Street Teams 2010!

March 25, 2010

Homecoming 2010 is looking for new Street Team Committee members! Applications can be found here. Below is a description of what you can expect as a Street Team-er! And don’t forget, applications are due by 5pm on April 9th, and can be turned in to room 209 HUB.

Street Team members will work both on campus and downtown to promote all things Homecoming, from the 5k to the blood drive to merchandise sales. This year, we are looking for outgoing, motivated, and committed students who are ready to make Homecoming 2010 a success!  The Street Team will also help brainstorm and execute new and creative ways to publicize Homecoming to both students and alumni. The Street Team will be an interactive group in promoting all aspects of Homecoming and help students become Bonded by Blue and White!

-For The Glory

Homecoming 2010: Bonded by Blue & White

March 9, 2010

The 2010 Homecoming Executive Committee announced the theme for this year’s Homecoming celebration during THON weekend in the Bryce Jordan Center. This year’s theme is Bonded by Blue & White! The 2010 Homecoming logo will be unveiled during halftime of the Blue White Game on April 24.

– For The Glory

The 2010 Homecoming Executive Committee reveals the Homecoming theme at THON