Rudy Glocker wore the blue and white. He learned firsthand that Joe Paterno’s emphasis was on education — encouraging every athlete to be the best he could be, first in the classroom and as a citizen, and only then, on the field.
Glocker understands that Paterno always strove to make Penn State tops in academics and research, not just now, but also into the future.
Glocker’s quest to join the board consistently emphasizes his vision for Penn State’s future, for embracing the technology, with which he has extensive experience and which he has a clear view for applying to Penn State’s future relevance and greatness.
He also has embraced Paterno’s demand for the commitment and work ethic necessary to be great, which has carried into Glocker’s business success.
Let’s get real.
The last two elections, financed by self-serving, faceless forces, has resulted in a watered-down board, loading it with individuals who invoke Paterno’s name, but who neither share his vision nor embrace his commitment to doing the hard work necessary to make Penn State great, now and far into the future.
Talented, dedicated individuals, like Rudy Glocker, with a real vision for Penn State’s adaptation to the world’s evolving technology, are of no interest to these single-issue entities. As one of them related to me, those academic matters are of no concern — only the statue is.
To which Paterno would have said, “Horse manure!”
Glocker has the vision and work ethic, which Paterno encouraged — demanded.
Chuck Franzetta, Boalsburg