Spirit and Tradition Committee (STC)



Youngstown State University strives to achieve a welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive campus climate for all students, faculty, staff and visitors to learn and work together in alignment with the University’s mission and policies.  Our campus community is enriched by the presence of people of different abilities, ages, colors, creeds, cultures, races, ethnicities, gender identities, gender expressions, political views, religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds and veteran statuses. 

Spirit and Tradition helps us understand the past, while learning that our present and future contributions to the community create history for future generations. Therefore, campus participation and Penguin Pride are essential to building a pride-filled community.


The Spirit and Tradition Committee (STC) is formed to:


  • Educate students, faculty, staff and community members on the history and accomplishments of YSU community.
  • Identify and promote events on campus that build [University] spirit and tradition.
  • Collaborate with others on campus and community events that cultivate spirit and tradition.



Spirit & Tradition Committee


Leslie Page, Chair

Carolyn Jesko, Secretary


Antwanaijah Burgess, Student

Navarro Fellow


Ghia Burzynski, Human Capital Management Analyst

Human Resources


Katie Ensley, Coordinator

Comprehensive Testing Center 


Kati Hartwig, Coordinator, Social Media & Digital Marketing

Office of Marketing & Communication


Carolyn Jesko, Assistant Director of Programming

Student Activities


Ross Morrone, Director

Marketing Communications


Leslie Page, Director          

First-year Student Services


Anna Pascarella, Manager          

Delivery Service, Postal/Receiving/Mailroom


Alexis Roach  (Student)


Bruce Sherman, Owner (Community)

Sherman Creative Promotions