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 3 Introducing Milton Lessner – At 102, the San Diego resident is YSU’s most senior alumnus.

4 Philanthropy: Mega Millions – The YSU Foundation celebrates its silver anniversary by announcing $4 million in new gifts.

6 Research Outside the Lab – YSU faculty members are getting outside their laboratories for clinical trials and other community-based research.

9 Sound of Celebration – Mechanical Engineering Technology majors put their heads together to create a new Penguin football tradition that debuts this fall: The Spirit of Youngstown.

12 When Christmas Came Early – YSU marks the 25th anniversary of Penguin football’s first national championship in 1991.

14 Gridiron Glory – A photographic tour of football memorabilia on display in the Thomas F. Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory in Stambaugh Stadium.

20 Next YSU – Get a glimpse of construction projects planned for the YSU campus.

22 Rescuing Refugees – A 2007 graduate feeds and cares for thousands of refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos.

24 Alumni Spotlight – We profile four exceptional Penguins: Tim Womer, an Engineering alum and plastics industry expert who holds multiple patents; Rochelle Robinson, the first woman and first African American to serve as mayor of Douglasville, Ga.; and Ryan Johnson, a recent art grad, now creating for theme parks and museums worldwide.

28 Trees: Our Precious Resource – We visit some of the unique and historic trees on YSU’s beautiful “Tree Campus USA.”


2 President’s Message

16 Around Campus

19 Letters to the Editor

30 Student Success Stories

32 Alumni News

34 Class Notes


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