Back to their Roots

Video posted December 9, 2013 in News by Casie Tennin


After graduating from Penn State, Jim and Janet Meister moved from city to city, following Jim’s job with Alcoa. They settled in Philadelphia just long enough to raise their two daughters. When Jim finally retired (for his 4th time), they picked up their life and moved back to their roots –Happy Valley.

The Meister’s have been happily living in State College for 17 years. Not only does Jim host the infamous Meister tailgate every gameday, but he is an extremely important character in the PSU community – endowing multiple scholarships, heading the marketing of Beaver Stadium box seating, and last but not least winning the prestigious Lion Paw’s Medal alongside Joe Paterno.

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Casie Tennin is a Senior Broadcast Journalism major from Mahwah, New Jersey. She spent last semester studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of her International Studies minor. Casie has interned at Life and Style Magazine in the editorial department, as well as Clear Channel’s hit radio station Z100, based out of New York City. Here in Happy Valley, she is a former producer of State College’s All Hit B94.5, as well as a lead host for PSNTV’s entertainment news talk show, The U. She is excited for her final year of Penn State, where she will continue to work with PSNTV and further her involvement in THON 2014. Post graduation, she hopes to move to New York City and start her career within the entertainment communications industry. You can reach her via e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).