A baseball player may wait decades to be part of a team that wins the World Series. For Jacob Padelski, a 2017 Lock Haven graduate, his wait was a lot shorter. Hired by the Houston Astros in August 2021 as an account executive, Padelski became a World Series Champion when the Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win 2022 World Series crown.

George Way, a 1978 Lock Haven State College (LHSC) graduate, enjoyed a rewarding career that spanned more than three decades as a teacher, coach, and principal. Now retired, he continues his passion for impacting students as an elected volunteer board member with the Lock Haven University (LHU) Alumni Association and a member of the board's legacy committee.

Philip Burlingame, a 1978 Lock Haven State College (LHSC) graduate and featured alumni speaker at Lock Haven's 2008 commencement ceremony, has been elected to the Lock Haven University (LHU) Alumni Association board of directors.

As Lock Haven's featured student speaker in December 2019, Mia Swales offered a message of optimism with a vision to become an inspirational leader for others.

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