Category: Old Willow

Penn State Heritage Trees and Groves, a short documentary

Spencer McCullough, a Nittany Valley Society Novak Fellow, created this short documentary film in 2017 on Penn State’s Heritage Trees and Groves program: It tells of Penn State’s distinctive initiative to conserve and perpetuate a historic atmosphere on campus through perpetuation of its most remarkable living landmarks.

New Life for the Old Willow

Although it has long been commemorated with a campus historical marker, many modern Penn Staters do not know the story of Old Willow, the University’s oldest tradition. Two recent graduates, Brenden Dooley and Jordan Harris, hope that will soon change. The Nittany Valley Society happily presents a guest column from Jordan about Old Willow and ...

Old Willow and the Heritage Tree Endowment

By Tom Shakely, October 10, 2013 Onward State broke the news that the Senior Class of 2014 Gift Committee has released its three options for seniors to choose from for their class’s permanent visible symbol on Penn State’s campus. Of the three options, one is called the “Heritage Tree Endowment” and relates to Old Willow, one of Penn ...