The board is looking for a diverse group of Collegian alums who are interested in engaging fellow alumni, mentoring current Collegian students and promoting the Collegian.

This year, the board sponsored two series of Zoom Roundtables for students, created a mentoring program, provided guidance to the business staff to generate more revenue, launched monthly newsletters and revamped the website. It is currently planning active participation in the Alumni Association’s We Are Weekend.

If you would like to help with any of those projects or if you have great ideas of your own and want to join the 12-member board, please send your contact information to [email protected] by May 19. The nominating committee will get in touch with you. The election will be conducted on Aug. 19. All board members must also be members of the Penn State Alumni Association.

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Barbara Stack

I started my journalism career at The Daily Collegian, where I covered cops, "radicals and minorities," and served as editorial page editor. After graduation, I worked as a reporter and feature writer for two community papers, The Tribune-Review and the Beaver County Times, before being hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I worked for the Post-Gazette for 27 years as a reporter, assistant city editor and editorial page writer. For a decade I covered issues regarding children and families, and a series of stories I wrote, along with a court case I persuaded the Post-Gazette to pursue, led to an order opening to the press and public dependency hearings in Pennsylvania juvenile court. In 2007, I began working as a blog writer for the United Steelworkers Union, composing blogs and op-eds that were published in the name of the union's international president. I am now retired and working as a consultant for The Pittsburgh Foundation's communications department.