Penn State Berks creates video to Pharrell’s 'Happy'

Students, faculty and staff at Penn State Berks are showing just how happy they are through a new online video set to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy." The video project was a joint effort between Michele Ramsey, associate professor of communication arts and sciences, and women's studies, Berks alumnus Connor Hough and Penn State Berks senior Tom Smith, both communication arts and sciences majors.

Ramsey noted, "The video was a labor of love for our two communication arts and sciences majors and our faculty, staff and students. It's great to see all the love that Penn State Berks students have for their college expressed in the video, and I'm very proud of former student Connor Hough for his excellent editing work for the video." The Penn State Berks video can be viewed at

According to a news release, Williams announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation to celebrate the annual global International Day of Happiness, Thursday, March 20. In addition to a 24-hour event on YouTube, Pharrell invited people everywhere to take action and help raise money for humanitarian efforts around the globe. Drawing inspiration from the "Happy" videos fans worldwide have already posted since March 10, Pharrell encourages all his fans to post YouTube videos of themselves demonstrating their happiness to his global No. 1 smash hit "Happy."

To help us spread the "happy," Penn State Berks is asking that viewers share the video on social media. If you share it on Facebook, please use the hashtags #pharrell and #happyday. If you share it on Twitter, please make sure that you tweet it to Pharrell by adding @pharrell (as opposed to using hashtags) so that he is more likely to see the tweets. The more shares/tweets we have aimed at Pharrell, the better our chances of him sharing the video with his followers.

Last Updated April 18, 2014