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    AccuWeather Founder Announced as 2016 Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshal

    September 15, 2016; 10:51 AM
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    Dr. Joel N. Myers has been selected by the Penn State Homecoming Executive Committee in recognition of his lifelong dedication to the University and the Community.

    AccuWeather Global Weather Center - September 15, 2016 - Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been selected by the Homecoming Executive Committee to represent Penn State University as Grand Marshal for Homecoming 2016. Each year, the Committee chooses an outstanding alumna or alumnus who has excelled in their field of study and continues to positively represent the University.

    "We are excited to have Dr. Joel Myers represent Penn State Homecoming as our 2016 Grand Marshal. He has put so much passion into his field and it is clear that he is committed to giving back to Penn State," said Shannon McConnell, Homecoming 2016 Alumni Relations Director. "Dr. Myers and AccuWeather are significant supporters of both the University and our organization through various scholarships, donations, and continued dedication to Penn State's success."

    Myers received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Meteorology from Penn State where he was in important influence as a faculty member for nearly 20 years. He has been an important force on the Penn State Board of Trustees for over 33 years and continues to serve as an Emeritus Trustee, demonstrating his lifelong commitment to education. Myers was recently awarded Penn State's highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Myers is grateful for the quality of education and support he received at Penn State, including life-changing mentorship from Dr. Charles L. Hosler, Professor Emeritus of Meteorology, Senior Vice President for Research, and Dean of the Graduate School Emeritus. "I received a terrific education at Penn State with great mentorship from faculty and graduate students. It is an honor to be chosen as Homecoming Grand Marshal, representing Penn State alumni who are transforming industries and peoples' lives in many important ways around the world," said Myers.

    A lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association and resident of State College, Myers donates his time and resources and is committed to giving back to Penn State University and his community. Myers' contributions include a multi-million dollar gift to Penn State's Meteorology Department for The Joel N. Myers Weather Center, a state-of-the-art teaching facility, in addition to the interactive sundial at The Arboretum at Penn State, walk-in sundial at The Nittany Lion Inn, and weather vane atop Beaver Stadium - one of the largest weather vanes in the world. This year's official Penn State Homecoming logo is also modeled after the Beaver Stadium weather vane. Myers has also awarded dozens of scholarships to Penn State students in Meteorology and Information Technology and is regularly asked to speak at the University.

    Myers will participate in various events during the Penn State vs. Maryland Football Homecoming Weekend from October 6-8 including the Homecoming Parade, and be recognized at halftime of the Homecoming football game. Penn State Homecoming is a student-run organization that celebrates tradition and instills pride in all members of the Penn State family through active engagement of students, alumni, faculty, and staff across the community.

    Penn State is a multi-campus public research university that educates students form Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world, and improves the well-being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

    View the 2016 Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshall Announcement Video

    About Dr. Joel N. Myers Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs book as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history. He is a proven visionary leader, founding the company in 1962 and successfully establishing AccuWeather as the largest and fastest growing weather media company in the world.

    AccuWeather, with global headquarters in State College, PA, now reaches more than 1.5 billion people worldwide every day through smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile Internet sites, radio, television, newspapers and the AccuWeather Network cable channel, in addition to serving over 240 of Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of businesses worldwide. Recognized as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, AccuWeather saves lives and protects property through its Superior Accuracy™.

    Dr. Myers is considered the nation's most respected source on the business of meteorology, having been named "the most accurate man in weather" by The New York Times. He has frequently appeared on national programs such as ABC Nightly News, written articles that have appeared in leading publications including Scientific American and The Journal of Applied Meteorology, and has been quoted in Time, Inc., Businessweek, and thousands of other publications.

    Dr. Myers is a sought out expert in international business and digital media. He has written and delivered hundreds of scientific papers and speeches over a range of subjects, including a recent TED Talk, and has been hailed for achievements in the U.S., Japan, and many other countries. He has been an invited lecturer at The New York Academy of Sciences and many scientific, leadership, and charitable organizations. Dr. Myers has also been an important force on the Penn State Board of Trustees for 33 years and continues to serve as an Emeritus Trustee, demonstrating his lifelong commitment to education, and was recently awarded Penn State's highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Dr. Myers donates his time and resources and is committed to giving back, including a multi-million dollar gift to Penn State for The Joel N. Myers Weather Center, a state-of-the-art teaching facility. In addition, he supports American Cancer Society and many additional causes. A successful, inspiring leader, Dr. Myers continues to champion global business growth at AccuWeather while helping others.

    About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, newspapers and the new AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers - a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

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    AccuWeather Founder Announced as 2016 Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshal

    By pressrelease
    November 16, 2016, 10:52:39 PM EST

    Dr. Joel N. Myers has been selected by the Penn State Homecoming Executive Committee in recognition of his lifelong dedication to the University and the Community.

    AccuWeather Global Weather Center – September 15, 2016 – Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been selected by the Homecoming Executive Committee to represent Penn State University as Grand Marshal for Homecoming 2016. Each year, the Committee chooses an outstanding alumna or alumnus who has excelled in their field of study and continues to positively represent the University.

    “We are excited to have Dr. Joel Myers represent Penn State Homecoming as our 2016 Grand Marshal. He has put so much passion into his field and it is clear that he is committed to giving back to Penn State,” said Shannon McConnell, Homecoming 2016 Alumni Relations Director. “Dr. Myers and AccuWeather are significant supporters of both the University and our organization through various scholarships, donations, and continued dedication to Penn State's success.”

    Myers received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Meteorology from Penn State where he was in important influence as a faculty member for nearly 20 years. He has been an important force on the Penn State Board of Trustees for over 33 years and continues to serve as an Emeritus Trustee, demonstrating his lifelong commitment to education. Myers was recently awarded Penn State’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Myers is grateful for the quality of education and support he received at Penn State, including life-changing mentorship from Dr. Charles L. Hosler, Professor Emeritus of Meteorology, Senior Vice President for Research, and Dean of the Graduate School Emeritus. “I received a terrific education at Penn State with great mentorship from faculty and graduate students. It is an honor to be chosen as Homecoming Grand Marshal, representing Penn State alumni who are transforming industries and peoples’ lives in many important ways around the world,” said Myers.

    A lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association and resident of State College, Myers donates his time and resources and is committed to giving back to Penn State University and his community. Myers’ contributions include a multi-million dollar gift to Penn State’s Meteorology Department for The Joel N. Myers Weather Center, a state-of-the-art teaching facility, in addition to the interactive sundial at The Arboretum at Penn State, walk-in sundial at The Nittany Lion Inn, and weather vane atop Beaver Stadium - one of the largest weather vanes in the world. This year’s official Penn State Homecoming logo is also modeled after the Beaver Stadium weather vane. Myers has also awarded dozens of scholarships to Penn State students in Meteorology and Information Technology and is regularly asked to speak at the University.

    Myers will participate in various events during the Penn State vs. Maryland Football Homecoming Weekend from October 6-8 including the Homecoming Parade, and be recognized at halftime of the Homecoming football game. Penn State Homecoming is a student-run organization that celebrates tradition and instills pride in all members of the Penn State family through active engagement of students, alumni, faculty, and staff across the community.

    Penn State is a multi-campus public research university that educates students form Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world, and improves the well-being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service.

    View the 2016 Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshall Announcement Video

    About Dr. Joel N. Myers Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs book as one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history. He is a proven visionary leader, founding the company in 1962 and successfully establishing AccuWeather as the largest and fastest growing weather media company in the world.

    AccuWeather, with global headquarters in State College, PA, now reaches more than 1.5 billion people worldwide every day through smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile Internet sites, radio, television, newspapers and the AccuWeather Network cable channel, in addition to serving over 240 of Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of businesses worldwide. Recognized as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, AccuWeather saves lives and protects property through its Superior Accuracy™.

    Dr. Myers is considered the nation’s most respected source on the business of meteorology, having been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times. He has frequently appeared on national programs such as ABC Nightly News, written articles that have appeared in leading publications including Scientific American and The Journal of Applied Meteorology, and has been quoted in Time, Inc., Businessweek, and thousands of other publications.

    Dr. Myers is a sought out expert in international business and digital media. He has written and delivered hundreds of scientific papers and speeches over a range of subjects, including a recent TED Talk, and has been hailed for achievements in the U.S., Japan, and many other countries. He has been an invited lecturer at The New York Academy of Sciences and many scientific, leadership, and charitable organizations. Dr. Myers has also been an important force on the Penn State Board of Trustees for 33 years and continues to serve as an Emeritus Trustee, demonstrating his lifelong commitment to education, and was recently awarded Penn State’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Dr. Myers donates his time and resources and is committed to giving back, including a multi-million dollar gift to Penn State for The Joel N. Myers Weather Center, a state-of-the-art teaching facility. In addition, he supports American Cancer Society and many additional causes. A successful, inspiring leader, Dr. Myers continues to champion global business growth at AccuWeather while helping others.

    About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites via AccuWeather.com, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, newspapers and the new AccuWeather Network cable channel. Established in 1962 by Founder, President, and Chairman Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather’s CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world’s most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.

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