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Jason Grusky and Punxsutawney Phil

Jason Grusky ’05, a graduate of the IUP Mathematics Education program, is a high school math teacher at Punxsutawney Area High School and a proud member of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle.

“I’m one of the 15 “top hat guys” that conduct the yearly holiday on February 2 with Punxsutawney Phil.”

Four out of the 15 members of the Inner Circle are graduates of IUP: Jason, Ron Ploucha ’71 (Phil's main handler), Butch Philliber M’84, and AJ Dereume ’03.