Graduate Court

About Graduate Court

Holding a position on the Graduate & Professional School Court is an incredible honor that brings along unique experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. You will have the opportunity to participate in all Homecoming events including being honored at said events. This culminates in being honored during the Homecoming Football Game. While being on the Graduate & Professional School Court is an incredible honor, there are many opportunities for fun and developing professional connections.

Meet the Graduate Court

Homecoming 2023

Katherine Weller

Katherine Weller (she/her) is a Graduate student studying Special Education. She recently graduated from Penn State with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education with minors in Special Ed, Deafness and Hearing Studies, and Human Development and Family Studies. She has been an active member of the PSU community throughout her 5 years at UP with a variety of organizations. She is an executive board member in Student PSEA, the teacher’s union for aspiring educators, with leadership extending to the national level at the NEA. Her time with this organization has been spent fighting for a better future for all aspiring educators and future students. Katherine also works with THON as a Family Relations chair for Student PSEA and loves getting to spend time with her two wonderful Four Diamond families. You can catch her cheering on every PSU sport from baseball to field hockey, but especially football, as she is an active member in Nittanyville. She has been a PSU fan since she was born and has continued to carry that Penn State Pride with her as a student. Being nominated for homecoming court is an honor she not only carries for herself but also for those who helped her get to this point in her educational career. She wants to thank her parents and grandparents who have always been active members of the Penn State community. She says “thank you for showing me what it means to be a Penn Stater and helping me “Illuminate the Lion Within.”

Sam Browne

Sam Browne, (she/her), is a fifth-year in the Integrated Masters of Accounting Program. She is originally from South River, NJ, but just moved to South Carolina. During her time at Penn State, she served in several student organizations including UPUA as the Chair of the committee on Student Life, as well as Panhellenic President in 2022. Her favorite Penn State memory is going to her first white out in 2018 when we beat Michigan with her older sister, although she wasn’t a student yet, this was when she decided to come here! Her favorite Homecoming memory is working on the Photography Committee her first year as she got to capture so many memories and the true meaning of homecoming. She is most excited about Allen Street Jam to see all the amazing performances, and her favorite creamery flavor is Bittersweet Mint.

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