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Join us for Arts Festival Alumni Weekend in July
Warm weather is on its way—which means that the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is approaching! Mark your calendar for July 8–12, and plan a trip to State College for some summer nostalgia.
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Alum Leverages Network for Bone Marrow Awareness
To understand how Josh Blair ’97 arrived at his current destination—co-president of a non-profit organization that’s working across the country to raise awareness for bone marrow donations—you have to understand where he started: Penn State.
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Giorgione Talks Leadership During Alumni Expert Series
Michael Giorgione, leadership expert and Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy (Ret.), shared seven common characteristics of leaders he’s met during his life as part of a recent Alumni Career Services’ Alumni Expert Series event. Spoiler alert: There’s a twist.
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Baseball Team Connects with Alumni Chapters
When the Penn State baseball team’s schedule was released, head coach Rob Cooper scanned the list of upcoming road games and locations. A typical exercise for anyone in Cooper’s position, but he wasn’t just interested in learning more about future opponents.
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FastStart Helps First-Year Students
When beginning a career at Penn State, no one wants a slow start. The Penn State Alumni Association’s FastStart program offers staff, faculty and alumni the opportunity to mentor first-year students and enrich their new Penn State experience.
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Photo Gallery: Senior Sendoff
The Penn State Alumni Association took plenty of great photographs during this year’s Senior Sendoff (April 23) at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, which attracted more than 3,200 graduating seniors. Check out our photo gallery and relive the event.
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Photo Gallery: Scenes from Blue-White Weekend
The Penn State football team treated 68,000 fans to a beautiful afternoon of fun and football last month during the annual Blue-White scrimmage, and the Penn State Alumni Association captured some sights from the day. Check out our photo gallery, and let us know if you were there.
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Q&A Roundtable: Penn State-Axalta Coating Systems Partnership
Penn State and Axalta Coating Systems announced a formal partnership April 14 on the University Park campus, debuting Jeff Gordon’s new 24 car that features the “Penn State” name and will race in the Pocono 400 in June. Hear what stakeholders had to say about the event.
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Executive Director's Insights
A Special Time of Year: Welcoming Our 13,381 New Alumni One by One
This is the most exciting time of year, because our students make it so. For weeks, we’ve seen a steady stream of about-to-graduate seniors posing for photos at special Penn State places across campus. And the numbers this year are staggering—13,381 diplomas will be awarded, all campuses, all degree levels across the University.
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History and Traditions
Alumni Association License Plate Program Expands
The Penn State Alumni Association license plate program has a new addition—North Carolina. License plates are now available in 11 states, including Pennsylvania. Learn how to add this Penn State memorabilia to your collection.
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