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Don joined Penn State in 2008 first as associate director and then director of major gifts for Penn State’s College of Engineering. Prior to 2008, Don, a Penn State alumnus (Acctg, ’89; HRER 14’), worked for 16 years as a campus director of The Navigators, a faith-based organization focused on mentoring emerging leaders, most recently at the University of Massachusetts. As director of development for the College of Arts and Architecture, Don is available to help friends of the college learn about how their gifts and philanthropy can best achieve the donor’s objectives while advancing the mission of the arts and design community. If you would like to learn more about endowment opportunities at Penn State, how to help sustain the arts through an estate gift, or how you can make most impact through your annual gifts, please feel free to contact Don directly.

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Steve Wilson is proud to serve the College of Arts and Architecture, where he earned his M.F.A. in Acting in 1997 (studying alongside notable Theatre alumni Ty Burrell and Keegan Michael Key). A former professional actor, Steve appeared in numerous Broadway, national tour, regional and stock productions around the United States before retiring from show business in 2010. Prior to joining the A&A team, Steve served as the Assistant Director of Development - Annual Giving for his undergraduate alma mater, Miami University. He enjoys connecting with other College of Arts and Architecture alumni and supporters, transforming passion for Penn State into meaningful, lasting impact for students and faculty, and experiencing all that State College has to offer with his wife, Nicole, and daughter, Devon.

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Robin Seymour is a familiar face to many in the College of Arts and Architecture, as she is both an alumna and a former employee. She was a graduate assistant at the Palmer Museum of Art and earned her master's degree in art history in 1998. Robin served as coordinator of membership and public relations at the Palmer from 2001 to 2007, when she returned to Maine to be closer to family. She spent the past six years as manager and assistant to the owner of Eric Hopkins Gallery in Rockland, Maine. She says her heart always remained in Happy Valley with her “second family of staff, volunteers, and supporters of the Palmer Museum and the college,” and she is happy to now be helping friends and alumni of the college reach their philanthropic goals.

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Robyn Krause – Hale moved from Melbourne Australia to State College to join her husband Dean Rick Roush. She has a passion for the arts and has had an extensive career in both Higher Education and in the Visual and Performing Arts. Prior to her appointment at Penn State, Robyn held the positions of Head of Planned Giving, and Senior Major Gifts Manager in the College of Arts and the College of Land and Environment at the University of Melbourne. Robyn was an Art Education faculty member at Australian Catholic University, and curriculum consultant for the Victorian Education Department, delivering art education programs to elementary and high schools. At the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s largest art museum, she was the Senior Education Manager of the world-class department which annually delivered education programs to 120,000 students, teachers and community groups.

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Wendy supports the fundraising activities of the college, with a special focus on stewardship efforts and initiatives. She has worked for the College of Arts and Architecture for over twenty-five years, and has been a member of the development staff since 2007.

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Janeann provides general office support and serves as first-line liaison to internal and external contacts. She has worked in the College of Arts and Architecture’s development office since 2004.

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Barbara came to the College of Arts and Architecture from the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. While at Lehigh Valley for almost 16 years, she served as the Development Assistant to the Director of Development, and Admin. Assistant in the Chancellor’s Office. After deciding to relocate with her husband to the State College area, she is very excited to begin a new chapter in her career working with a great Development Team in the College of Arts and Architecture.

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