The Best Of Your Penn State License Plates: Part 3
We’re back for what’s likely our final installment showcasing Penn State license plates, folks.
After receiving countless submissions, we created three different posts, the first two of which came out last week. And, once again, Penn Staters showcased their pride this time around with more Joe Paterno and Nittany Lion references.
Let’s take a look at what Penn Staters across multiple generations are showing off on the roadways.
Bill Sallurday shared six (6!) of his Penn State license plates from over the years. That’s quite the dedication, folks.
“I am a 2012 grad of Penn State (B.S. Industrial Engineering) and a lifelong Penn State football fan,” Hosler said. “I also love my 4Runner, so the license plate seemed appropriate. The lion vanity plate rounds out the look nicely.”
Rick Fisher (or should we say “PSU RICK”) graduated from Penn State in 1975 and has no shortage of Penn State pride on his car.
John Craig Bracken III
John Craig Bracken III, a 1982 graduate, simply has his initials followed by “PSU.” Simple yet clever!
“My husband and I graduated in 2000,” Galluppi said. “When we moved to Buckeye country, we knew we had to proudly represent Penn State!”
Keith Loy, a 1978 graduate, is proudly showing off his Nittany Lion pride.
“Yesterday, I bought a new SUV, and a Pitt grad that was washing cars at the dealer wanted to move my plate, but I would not allow him to touch it,” he said.
“My mom, Maureen, really wanted me to send these in to [Onward State],” he said. “She gets a kick out of creative license plates. She also eats, sleeps, and breathes Penn State, so she had to make sure it was shown on the cars. Every single one of our family cars had to have some tie to it. She graduated in ‘85, I did in ‘19, and I have a sister slated to this year, so it’s engrained in the family.”
These are top-notch plates, Maureen!
Mike Greenwald is one of three siblings, all of whom are Penn State alums. He graduated back in 1963.
“I’ve had this plate for many years — since before the Alumni Association issued its branded plate in Pennsylvania and since before Pennsylvania allowed seven digits on license plates,” he said. “Interestingly, I was a member of Alumni Council when the Alumni Association plate became available, but couldn’t bear to part with my unique one. The only problem is, I can’t hide! Anyone who knows me knows where I am!”
No matter what state you’re in, Michigan still sucks.
Editor’s note: Featured responses were lightly edited for grammar, spelling, and clarity.
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