Olivia’s Story


Olivia Ritchey

This particular Homecoming week is going to mean a lot to me because as an organization we finally have a chance to celebrate OUR Penn State community the way it is traditionally meant to be celebrated. I was on HEC last year, and it was disappointing to put so much time and effort into planning a Homecoming only to move most events to virtual platforms and only invite small groups of people to in-person events. Obviously this was necessary, but I am so excited to have every member of the community celebrate Penn State together.
Financial Management is a very behind the scenes position in Homecoming, and it is sometimes difficult to see the tangible effects of our efforts. I’m proud of my captains for working hard to raise money and get items donated to reduce our internal costs that allow Homecoming events to happen in a financially responsible way.