VOLUME 1 ISSUE 7   July 2004
Helpful hints for summer programs

Is your group stuck for a new programming idea or event for the summer? Maybe you should consider events to recognize two “new” populations—incoming students and new alumni.

A great way to start building Penn State pride is by having a student sendoff for incoming freshmen before they leave in the fall. You don’t need to spend a lot of money or hold a large event. A small lunch, picnic, or cookout is an easy way to show these students and their families that Penn Staters really do care and to let them know about the activities of the local chapter. To request a list of incoming students please visit http://www.alumni.psu.edu/groups/volunteer/sendoff.htm. You’ll also find programming tips and helpful suggestions for a successful event. Please request your data as early as possible so you’ll have plenty of time to plan.

If your group has been doing student sendoffs for a few years, you may have an opportunity to see those students again by hosting a reception for new alumni. Each chapter will soon be receiving a list of new alumni in its area. Plan a special event to recognize these young alumni and get them involved early. You may also want to consider giving them a discount on your group’s dues for the first year. These alumni will be eager to find a way to connect with Penn State that is easy, affordable, and fun. If you would like to have extra materials such as Alumni Association membership applications, fact books, or football schedules, contact alumni-relations@psu.edu.

Don’t forget to post your student sendoffs, new alumni receptions, and other events on our Web site at http://www.alumni.psu.edu/events/.

Post a letter



Your Name



Your Email Address

NOTE: Do Not Alter These Fields:

Tell A Friend
A Message from the Executive Director
Tips & Best Practices
In the Spotlight
Association Highlights
Member Center
Ask Us
This Month in Penn State History


Enter your e-mail address in the box below to receive a monthly reminder each time we post a new issue of the "Alumni Volunteer Update" e-newsletter:

Add Remove
Send as HTML

Association Surpasses 152,000 Member Mark
Penn State Alumni Association to give $300,000 to launch undergraduate research
Penn State Hershey, Wyoming Valley Health Care System announce partnership
Penn State display comes to New York City
Penn State Hershey names vice chair for research
Indian University names institute in honor of Penn State statistician
Jordan Center among top venues for ticket sales
Former Penn State athlete Carney advances to 5,000-meter final at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials
Penn State student-athletes continue outstanding academic achievement in 2004 spring semester
Penn State to host 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Championship first and second round games
Penn State Lady Lions to open the 2004-05 season at the State Farm Tip-Off Classic
Penn State Alumni Association
Affiliate Groups
Penn State University
Penn State Live
The Alumni Store @ Penn State
June 2004
June 4, 2004
Vol. 1 Issue 6
May 2004
May 7, 2004
Vol. 1 Issue 5
April 2004
April 12, 2004
Vol. 1 Issue 4
March 2004
March 2, 2004
Vol. 1 Issue 3
February 2004
February 11, 2004
Vol. 1 Issue 2
January 2004
January 8, 2004
Vol. 1 Issue 1

Published by Penn State Alumni Association
Copyright © 2004 Penn State Alumni Association. All rights reserved.
Powered by IMN