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