• Black Facebook Icon

VIP Guests

Jay Paterno

Jay Paterno currently heads Blue Line 409 LLC which runs ventures in business and public speaking and consults on philanthropy, social media and public relations/marketing.  The LLC also coordinates Jay's television, writing and publishing and partnered with Duquesne Brrewing to  create Duquesne Lager's Paterno Legacy Series.  Since 2015, he has researched, written and appeared in "The Film Room" on "The Blue White Tailgate Show", syndicated into millions of homes across Central and Eastern Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.

In 2017, he was elected to Penn State's Board of Trustees in the Alumni TrusteeElection receiving the highest number of votes among all candidates and was selected by 77% of all the voters.

Jay spent 22 seasons coaching including 17 years on the Penn State staff.  In March 2011, he was named the Big 10's Best Quarterbacks Coach while in 2008, he was recognized among the year's best Offensive Coordinators.  Penn State's 2008 Spread HD Offense ranked in the Top 10 in Big 10 history in yards, points and scoring average.

 

Paterno is the best-selling author of Paterno Legacy: Enduring Lessons from the Life and Death of My Father.  He writes a bi-weekly column for StateCollege.com and he has written pieces for The USA Today, The Arab News, The New Orleans Times-Picayune, The NCAA News, The Penn Stater, The Centre Daily Times and The Daily Collegian.  His columns have been cited by Sports Illustrated, ESPN and ESPN.com  and even translated for The Epoch Times- the world's largest Chinese language newspaper

In media, Jay Paterno has been visible and accessible for years.  He has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, ESPN, CNN and on national and local talk radio shows in every one of the top 75 media markets in the country.  In 2011, he was named to The Sports Illustrated Twitter 100, recognizing the best Sports Tweeters in the world-one of only two coaches in all of sports to make the list.

Joe servello

Joe Servello is a 1959 graduate in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University.  He has been a graphic designer, an art director, a theatre designer and an art teacher in both Philadelphia and New York.

He has illustrated over sixty books and has done numerous illustrations for magazines, magazine covers and book jackets.

In 1986, Joe moved back to his hometown of Altoona where he continued his career as an illustrator, painter , muralist and teacher.

He has painted murals in New York, Florida, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Altoona and at the Pennsylvania State University in the Chambers and Keller Buildings.  His art is included in many private and public collections such as The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, The University of Minnesota and the Pennsylvania State University as well as the Altoona Public Library

He has received many awards and accolades throughout his career.  Some of them include The Fannie Johnson Memorial Fund  for travel and study abroad 1959-1960.  He had a book included in The Junior Literary Guild in 1968.  He received a general nomination for The Caldecott Award in Illustration 1973-1974.  He received an Award of Merit from The State Historical Society of Wisconsin in 1975., along with the Resolution of Commendation from Mt. Lebanon, PA in 1978.  He has many illustrations in the Kerlan Collection at The university of Minnesota along with many works in the Penn State Pattee Library's Rare Book Room Collection.  He has received numerous awards and certificates of appreciation from Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs and local libraries.  He has received recognition from The Pennsylvania Center for the Book. He received a tribute from Robert C Jubelirer, President Pro Tem of the Pennsylvania Senate in October 1991. He also received the Leadership and Service Award from the College of Education at Penn State University in 2002.  Plus he is a member of The Blair County Arts Hall of Fame.