Alumni Court

Carl Woodin 

Carl founded AZtech Multimedia & Training Group in 2002. The company has supported the multimedia and audio-visual aspects for corporate meetings on 6 continents, designs and
develops websites and works on various video productions. The client list includes musicians, the BBC, Fortune 500 companies, biotechs, medical offices, artists and others. Carl has worked on Billy Joel’s documentaries “The Last Play at Shea” and “A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia” and the CD “The Stranger: 30th Anniversary Legacy Edition Set.” Prior to AZtech, Carl worked at Shared Medical Systems, Merck & Co. and IMS Health in the roles of Systems Analyst, Programmer Analyst, Trainer/Instructional Designer, Training Manager and
International Creative Director. Carl has a BA in Psychology from Temple University, an MEd from Penn State Great Valley in Training Design and Development and a PhD in Multimedia Design and Development from The University of London. He was adjunct faculty at Penn State Great Valley and Temple University. He has traveled to over 80 countries and all 7 continents. Carl continues his Penn State connection by contributing to THON on an annual basis, guest lecturing in Masters-level courses at the Great Valley campus, is a board member of the Great Valley Alumni Society and he recently donated the Media Editing Suite to the Great Valley

Dale Hoffman 

Dale T. Hoffman is the past president of the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society and presently a member of Alumni Council in his second year. Prior to retiring in 2008, he was the
technical director of the Aegis Technical Representative Command in Moorestown, NJ. As the technical director, he was responsible for oversight of the Aegis Combat System prime contractor Lockheed Martin, a team of Civilians, support contractors, and Navy sailors, Foreign Military Liaison Officers from Japan, Spain, Norway, Korea and technical oversight of nearly $7.4B in contract efforts. He oversaw design, development, production, testing, and delivery of the advanced Aegis Weapon and Combat Systems and managed the Vice Admiral James H. Doyle, Jr., Combat System Engineering Development Site. He was recognized as an Aegis
Pioneer. As a member of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community, Mr. Hoffman achieved Defense
Acquisition Workforce Level III Certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering. He served on the Electrical Engineering Industrial and Professional Advisory Committee and was President of the Electrical Engineering Alumni Society. Presently he is involved in the Electrical Engineering Mentoring program, College of Engineering resume reviews and Senior Design Showcase, volunteers at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, during Career Fairs, welcomes parents and students for Spend a Summer Day and New Student Orientation, and is an active member of the Centre County Alumni Chapter. He received two Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Awards, a Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Award, the highest honorary the Chief of Naval Operations may bestow on a civilian employee, Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumnus for Electrical Engineering, Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year, Engineering Alumni Distinguished Service Award and was inducted as an Alumni Fellow in 2017.
A life member of the Alumni Association, lives in Port Matilda, Pa.

Renee Fisher

Renee Fisher earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and minors in Japanese and Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management from Penn State University in 2015. She has over five years of marketing and communications experience in aerospace and biotechnology industries. Renee currently serves as the Communications Chair for the The Greater Boston Chapter of The Penn State Alumni Association. In this role, Renee organizes and promotes events for the Penn State community around the Boston area. In her spare time Renee enjoys watching reruns of The Office, writing and performing comedy sketches, and hiking around New England.


About Alumni Court

As a Penn State Alum, you have the opportunity to come back and celebrate the Penn State Glory as a member of the 2019 Alumni Court. The Alumni Court celebrates and recognizes individuals that have strived for success in all of life’s endeavors, following their years at Penn State. Alumni Court provides an opportunity to renew the Penn State spirit and create new memories at the University. If you feel as though Penn State has made a large impact on who you are and where you ended up in life, then we want to hear your story.

Selection Process

Continue on the legacy of the Nittany Lion Family, as a member of the Penn State Homecoming Alumni Court. In order to have an opportunity to be on this specific court, Alumni Court Applications will go out During the summer months. An applicant need only be a Penn State Graduate. The only other requirement that we urge all applicants to have, is a sense of pride and commitment towards this University. After all applications have been submitted, Homecoming Alumni Relations Captains will be interviewing all applicants in the form of either a phone or skype interview. The final 4 members of the Alumni Court will then be selected in the coming weeks.


April 8th – August 25th
At 8 a.m. all individuals will be able to access the application form at No nomination is necessary to apply to be a member of the Alumni Court. Applications will be submitted electronically and are open until 5 p.m on August 25th.


August 26th – August 30th
During the first week of the school year, Homecoming Alumni Relations Captains will be conducting short Skype or phone call interviews for all nominees. These interviews are used to select the final four members of the Alumni Court.

Court Selections

September 3rd
The Final Court  is selected .

Homecoming Week

September 28th – October 5th
As a part of Penn State’s Homecoming Alumni Court, it is a requirement to be present at Homecoming Week events. In order to remain as flexible as possible, those events take place during the last half of the week, in the few days before the Homecoming Football Game. Official start and end times for events will be provided to the official members of the Court as soon as available.