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Wendi’s passion to give to University Libraries is inspired by simply coming to work every day. Prior to working here, Wendi hadn’t been to the library in many years. Wendi is amazed by its transformation—and ever-evolving landscape. For Wendi, to give to University Libraries benefits all of the Penn State community.
As the External Relations Assistant, Wendi is the liaison between Dean Dewey and the Development Office team, and is responsible for event planning, donor stewardship, scholarship awards, and budget management. She works with the Libraries’ Development Board, the Libraries Awards Committee, the Scholarship Committee, and the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Award Committee.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, upon graduation she landed her first job in the area and never left. Her career path took her from program director at the Bellefonte Family YMCA to medical technologist at Mount Nittany Medical Center and more recently to the American Red Cross where she coordinated Penn State blood drives for the Red Cross for almost fifteen years. She was also the advisor to the Penn State Student Red Cross Club. She arrived at Penn State in 2014 to work in development in the College of Health and Human Development until coming to the Libraries in May, 2016.
Wendi holds two degrees from Penn State: Her first is an A.S. degree in medical technology, followed by a B.S. in health and physical education, with an emphasis in medical technology.