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Toni MacDonald

Community Relations Manager

Smiling white female with long blond hair wearing glasses, a sleeveless navy blue blouse with ruffle standing in front of out of focus trees.

What advice would you give to your college self?

I would tell myself Ramen noodles do not count as dinner.

How would you define “values?"

Values are the principles I believe in and hold precious. My values guide my choices and decisions as to how I live my life.

What does the Rosemont Mission mean to you?

The Rosemont Mission means to me that we should seek out and value our differences and by learning about each other’s differences we become enriched, educated and empathetic.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

If I were a shoe, I would be a sling back because I am conservative and professional on one side and open and fun on the other side.

Would you rather have two tickets to the Super Bowl or the White House Correspondents' Dinner?

Definitely the White House Press Dinner—it’s always a hoot!

Campus Involvement: College Facilities Rentals, Summer Camps, Weddings, College Events, Rotwitt Theater, College Relations

Name 5 things you love (other than your family) or love doing?

  1. Body Attack (by Les Mills) and practicing Pilates
  2. Flamenco music
  3. Hikes in the woods with my dog, Maggie
  4. Entertaining-cooking good food and spending time with friends
  5. The Beach

What goal are you currently trying to achieve?

I am training for the 2017 Bike MS City to Shore.

Who or what inspires you?

People with disabilities and their caregivers inspire me. These individuals work twice as hard to get through the normal demands of the day and they often take on even bigger challenges. These determined people remind me not to give up when the going gets tough and to appreciate the gifts that I have been given.

Where is the furthest place you have traveled?

The Czech Republic is the furthest place I have visited. I traveled there for a graduate class. We were studying the privatization process and the economy ten years after the after the fall of communism.

Favorite college memory? (from which college?)

One of my favorite college memories from Penn State was during senior year. It was December and had just finished finals and a group of us were walking across campus towards town to go out and celebrate. It was snowing…a lot. We saw some other friends along the way and we started a huge snowball fight. Strangers joined in as they passed by until we had a massive game going. We laughed so much and just had a great time feeling carefree that we were finished for the semester and the holidays were coming.