Penn State Values — Discovery

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Today is featuring a special series of videos highlighting the University's Values and people who live and strive for them every day. We’re also putting out a special call for nominations for “We Are!” recognition awards for people whose efforts embody a particular Penn State Value. 

Those Values — Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Discovery, Excellence and Community — represent Penn State’s core ethical aspirations for what we do every day as students, faculty, staff and volunteers. The Values were developed over a four-year period that included a survey, town hall meetings and ongoing feedback from across the community.

This week, the focus is on Discovery. For Penn State, Discovery means: “We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment."

Penn State Values — Discovery

Penn State Today is featuring a special series of videos highlighting the University's Values and people who live and strive for them every day. This week, the focus is on Discovery. For Penn State, Discovery means: “We seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for the benefit of our communities, society, and the environment."

C Roy Parker

As part of this initiative, we're recognizing two Penn Staters who were nominated for striving for the Penn State Value Community:

Amanda Bruun, a student, whose nominator wrote: "She embodies what it means to become a part of the Penn State community. She juggles being a dedicated member of an honors business fraternity, working for her hospitality major and is serving others with a dedication to her THON family."

Anderson Rolon, a student, whose nominator wrote: "Anderson has a demanding major and yet always finds time to help others. He has dedicated four years to helping the dance community grow in State College by teaching salsa, and is an active member of the ballroom dance team. He makes helping others a priority, even when he has hard work to do."

Do you know a student or member of faculty or staff who embodies Discovery? If you do, consider sending a public “thank you” and nominate that person for a “We Are!” recognition award. We’ll include nominees in an upcoming issue of Penn State Today.

Last Updated February 24, 2016