Keith’s Story

MEET PENN STATE HOMECOMING’S UNIVERSITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR

Keith Shearer

This year’s Homecoming Week is truly a celebration of the strength and resilience of the Penn State community. Everyone in this community has sacrificed so much throughout this past year, including many Penn State traditions which we all grew up and loved. Paired with this years theme, “Together, State Prevails,” I believe this years celebrations have the unique ability to serve as both a return to normalcy and to highlight the power of Penn Stater’s around the world. Being a part of this year’s Homecoming planning has been incredible as we were provided the opportunity to create something new, while also holding true to our roots of the past. Bringing back events in their past forms, such as Homecoming’s Day of Service, the Parade, and the Football game, as well as developing new initiatives from last year such as Homecoming Golf or the various virtual aspects we have begun to incorporate, has been an exciting challenge and I look forward to seeing the community celebrating together again like never before.