Alma Mater

Gary Boast, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment, is the author of the College’s Alma Mater. Boast, along with his son Matthew (York, PA) and family friend David Burns (Philadelphia, PA), was named the winner of the 2019 Alma Mater Competition as a part of the College’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Alma Mater Lyrics

Nestled in the Allegheny Highlands is our home.
Integrity and excellence, these values here are grown.
Education, our foundation, answering the call.
Service to communities, opportunity for all!
Fellow scholars, new found friends, we Black Bears roar and sing.
Gathered here in harmony and echoed from the peak –
Penn Highlands, hail to thee!


For a PDF of Penn Highlands’ Alma Mater with music and lyrics, click here.