Tim’s Story


Tim Nevil

Homecoming 2021 means something different to me this year compared to past years. Over the last year, our community, both across Penn State and across the nation, has been rocked to its core. We have faced events like the devastating effects of COVID-19 and the national reckoning with policing and its impacts on minority communities. Across the country and within our University, we have been forced to recognize what it means to be a Penn Stater. The values of Community, Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Discovery and Excellence are fundamental to our University’s progression to be a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all. This year Penn State Homecomings’ theme, Together State Prevails, focuses directly on the idea of community. We hope that we can bring our community together to celebrate the rich tradition of our University while recognizing that our history is far from perfect. As we continue to move forward, we must do so as one University. I hope that throughout this year the Distribution Management Committee will be able to support other committees in purchasing the necessary items to help them further this idea of uniting our community. Furthermore, we are working to develop a long-term plan for Homecoming 2022 that focuses on supporting minority and locally owned businesses that are critical to our Penn State Community. All in all, I hope that through the hard work and dedication of the Distribution Management Captains, we will support a successful Homecoming Week.
For The Glory,