We're proud to provide State College and the surrounding region with an interesting, timely and fun monthly magazine that brings together great people, ideas and events. Over the years, we have had the pleasure of getting to know a lot of wonderful people from our area—young and old. This is our opportunity to introduce ourselves to you!
Marlene Sample has been in the publishing business for more than 30 years. She and her husband, George, own several newspapers and shoppers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire and New York. State College magazine and Pennsylvania Business Central were acquired by the Sample Media group in 2007. These two publications, along with The Bargain Sheet, are housed in the Vallamont Building, 1001 University Drive.
Marlene is the president of the Sample Media group as well as publisher of State College magazine. As a 1973 Penn State grad, she is loyal to all that is "Penn State Proud." Marlene loves golf and the beach, but most of all, spending time with her daughter, Morgan. Email Marlene at email@example.com
Kate Delano joined State College magazine in October 2012, bringing more than two decades of editorial experience to the team. A resident of the State College area for 18 years, she is well versed in the people, places and happenings in Happy Valley. Kate has a bachelor's from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a master's from Penn State and previously taught news writing at Penn State. She has three high schoolers—Kyle, Alex and Courtney—and enjoys kayaking, boot camp, wine and book club. Email Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Blaska is a lifelong resident of Central Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology with a degree in graphic design. He joined the Sample Media staff in 2001. Chris enjoys watching and playing sports and following Penn State athletics.
Matt Fern has been with Sample Media since 2002, joining State College magazine in December of 2007 during the transition to the magazine's current incarnation. His love of classic design and eye for contemporary trends mesh perfectly with the culture of State College magazine. Out of the office, Matt enjoys friends, playing music and golf.
Samantha Friday joined State College magazine team in 2010. She is a graduate of South Hills School of Business & Technology with a degree in graphic design. When not at work, she enjoys kayaking, archery and spending time with friends.
Sandy Lauri joined the staff of State College magazine in late 2004, bringing 14 years of print sales experience with her. Working with her clients to meet their marketing needs in creative ways while staying within their budgets has always been her focus. Sandy enjoys motorcycling with her husband and watching her two adult children spread their wings
A veteran in the advertising field, Melissa Etters joined the staff of SCM in 2010. She enjoys meeting new people and looks forward to learning something new every day. A Centre County native, her spare time is dedicated to her husband and children.
Corinna Anskis joined Sample Media in 2006. She enjoys working with her clients and creating effective advertising within their budgets. When not working, she volunteers for the March of Dimes and plays an active role in her three children's activities.