About Valley

Mission Statement

Valley is Penn State’s only student-run life and style magazine. Our mission is to recognize other students for their academic and extracurricular accomplishments, and to feature local style, entertainment and lifestyle trends. We publish one print issue a semester and also post daily online content throughout the academic year.


Valley is named after Happy Valley and was founded in September 2007 by former Penn State students Nicole Gallo, Meredith Ryan, Katie Zuccolo and Kathryn Tomaselli. After tons of hard work, our first issue was published in April 2008.

The Spring 2017 magazine will mark the nineteenth issue.

Our Staff

The editorial division handles all content in the magazine from writing, photography and graphic design, and the business division covers public relations, marketing, social media, events and advertising. If you’re a current student at Penn State and interested in joining our talented staff, head over to our Join Us page.


Each semester, our staff selects a standout student leader to feature on the cover of the magazine. Cover stars can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.