Alumni Spotlight | College of Information Sciences and Technology
Close Open

Please Update Your Browser.

It is recommended that you update your browser to the latest version to view the website's full experience.

Dismiss

Alumni Spotlight

You are here

The IST Alumni Spotlight is to showcase and recognize outstanding IST alumni for their success as leaders in their professional field and for the impact they have had and will continue to have on society and their profession on a monthly basis. This exceptional alum should be an outstanding role model for prospective and current IST students. Do you know an IST alum who fits this bill? Please nominate them for the IST Alumni Spotlight!


July 15, 2019

IMAGE: PROVIDED

Jessie Demmert found a passion in both technology and the arts at a young age. She had always been fascinated by computers and had been performing on stage since she was 10 years old.


July 3, 2019

IMAGE: PROVIDED

Those are the words of Kelsey Karpinski, a 2016 security and risk analysis (SRA) graduate of the Penn State Altoona campus. Karpinski, who works as a solution architect for Atos SE, brings her industry experience back to Penn State and the College of Information Sciences and Technology as a volunteer and instructor. She serves as president of the IST Alumni Society Board, volunteers with the Penn State Hintz Family Alumni Center and new student orientations at the University, and teaches as an adjunct professor in the College of IST. She has also volunteered with the Special Olympics.


July 3, 2019

IMAGE: HENLEY DESIGN STUDIO

While she was a student in the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology, Kathryn Bogniak Miller, a 2004 alumna, never imagined that she’d one day put her degree to use in child welfare services.


June 20, 2019

IMAGE:MICHELLE BIXBY

Alison Murphy has been deeply involved with the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology for nearly two decades.

As a 2004 alumna and a member of the college’s second graduating class, Murphy was instrumental in establishing a number of IST’s clubs. She is one of the original founders of Women in IST and IST Student Government, served as chair for the IST Social Committee, and was involved with getting IST representation in Penn State’s Dance Marathon.


May 21, 2019

IMAGE: PROVIDED

ric Brandman, a 2011 alumnus of the College of Information Sciences and Technology, is putting the skills and education he gained at Penn State to improve the fan experience at one of the country’s most recognizable Major League Baseball (MLB) parks – Dodger Stadium.


May 13, 2019

IMAGE: PROVIDED

Alumna Marina Medvin runs successful D.C. law practice, serves as legal analyst for national media


April 17, 2019

IMAGE: JESSICA HALLMAN

IST alumni and friends gathered outside Westgate Building for a 20th Anniversary Celebration tailgate before the Blue-White Game, April 13, 2019. Find more pictures at flickr.com/istpsu.


March 1, 2019

IMAGE: PROVIDED

Following Penn State’s spring 2018 graduation, the Penn State Alumni Association selected five of its newest members as 2018 Young Alumni Ambassadors. TJ Rushton, a graduate of the College of Information Sciences and Technology, is one of the program’s chosen ambassadors.


February 21, 2019

IMAGE: PROVIDED

The connections made at the Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology don’t always end after graduation. Some relationships continue long after college as graduates collaborate together to make an impact in the workforce.


February 4, 2019

IMAGE: PROVIDED

“I feel that I’ve been pretty successful in my career and I want to be able to help students understand what the real world is like in terms of jobs.”


Pages

Alumni

Spotlight

The IST Alumni Spotlight is to showcase and recognize outstanding IST alumni for their success as leaders in their professional field and for the impact they have had and will continue to have on society and their profession on a monthly basis.

Learn More

Contact

Development & Alumni Relations

Twitter Facebook301 Steam Services Building
Email: alumni@ist.psu.edu
Phone: (814)-865-6459

Learn More