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Joseph A. Sbaffoni ’73 EMS

Joseph A. Sbaffoni ’73 EMSJoseph A. Sbaffoni ’73 EMS
DuBois, Pa.
Mining Consultant
JAS Consulting, LLC


Statement: I am truly honored to be considered for election to the Alumni Council. I have been a Life Member of the Alumni Association for more than four decades and have maintained a professional and personal relationship with Penn State University, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

I started working in the mines in 1970 and graduated from the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences in 1973. I have held a range of management positions in Pennsylvania mines, rising to mine superintendent. In 1982, I was certified as a Pennsylvania Bituminous Mine Inspector and in 1984 was appointed to that position. In 1988, I was promoted to Bituminous Chief and in 2003 was appointed director, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mine Safety. In 2015, I retired with 30 years of Commonwealth service. I presently operate JAS Consulting, LLC, offering services to the mining industry.

I believe that our future is the success of our students and that we must do all we can to support them in their college experience. As alumni, we must mentor and provide guidance and opportunity so our students are successful, so they can do the same for those that will follow them.

As a first-generation college student, I understand firsthand the value of giving back to my Alma Mater. With your support, I am dedicated to serving our students and engaging our alumni to enhance the world’s largest dues-paying alumni association.

For the Glory!

(Life member, Penn State Alumni Association; member, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), Dept. of Energy and Mineral Engineering (EME) IPAC; EMS GEMS Volunteer—TOTEMS and Poster Exhibition; EMS/EME Student Mentor; EMS Centennial Fellow; EMS Special Recognition for Quecreek Mine Rescue; EME Robert Stefanko Distinguished Achievement; member, Penn State Fayette Mining Advisory Board; campus member, Penn State Fayette Advisory Board; Outstanding Alumnus and Commencement Speaker, Penn State Fayette)

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