Steven Mezzacappa is a recent graduate of The Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelors of Architectural Engineering degree with a concentration in Construction Management. It was during his five years at Penn State that the vision for Passion With Purpose was born.
Thoughts for such an organization came to the mind of Steve as early as his freshman year. Seeing a college culture engulfed by peer pressure, and the immense challenges of authenticity faced by his peers, Steve dreamed of an organization one day being on campus that would give students the tools and atmosphere to be authentic and pursue their passions despite the overwhelming obstacles to do so while in college. It is here where the motto for Passion With Purpose originates - Semper Authentica - Always Authentic (Latin).
It was over the course of the next four years that this dream would not only become reality, but that it would bring with it an expanded vision.
From his involvements in Penn State Bridges to Prosperity, the Penn State Dance Marathon, the Council of LionHearts, and many other extracurricular activities in addition to his four consecutive internships with Turner Construction Company, the impact of applying purpose to passion was discovered and played a tremendous role in the shaping of Passion With Purpose.