VOLUME 2 ISSUE 5   May 2005
[ CONTENTS ]
A Message From the Executive Director
Penn State Alumni Association to Give $300,000 for Education Abroad Scholarship
Rossman and Spanier To Be Named Honorary Alumni
Does Your Group Or One of Your Members Deserve to be Recognized?
Colorado Chapter Annual Dinner Features Former Nittany Lion Rob Sterling
Pittsburgh Smeal Business Club Hosts Guttman Oil Founder at Group’s Distinguished Speaker Event
Alumni Council Honors Members for Exemplary Service at Alumni Council Meeting
New Corporate Partner Liberty Mutual Offers Safe Driving, Child-Related Programs to Member Groups
Arts Festival Alumni Weekend: A Summer Celebration
Penn State Graduating Seniors Enjoy Games, Food, and T-shirts at Alumni Association Senior Sendoff
The Online Directory Can Work For You
May 1970: Penn State Cancels Classes for Term in Response to Kent State Shootings
We want to hear from you
[ A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]
Approaching my second anniversary as your executive director, I am extremely happy with the way things are going for the Penn State Alumni Association. We have a highly talented Alumni Council and Executive Board, incredibly committed volunteer leaders across the country, and a superlative staff. Together, they are making wonderful things happen for the Penn State Alumni Association.
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features
Penn State Alumni Association to Give $300,000 for Education Abroad Scholarship
The Penn State Alumni Association has announced that it will contribute $300,000 to establish scholarships for undergraduate students who plan to study abroad as part of Penn State's education abroad program.
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Rossman and Spanier To Be Named Honorary Alumni
The Penn State Alumni Association will award Honorary Alumni status to two people who have worked as tireless advocates for the University. William “Bill” Rossman and Penn State President Graham Spanier will be recognized and inducted into the Alumni Association, along with the 2005 class of Distinguished Alumni, during a June 3 ceremony at The Nittany Lion Inn.
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tips & best practices
Does Your Group Or One of Your Members Deserve to be Recognized?
Nominations are now being accepted through June 15 for the Penn State Alumni Association's Annual Awards Program, the Alumni Association's most visible way of acknowledging those measures of personal quality that are Penn State's hallmarks.
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in the spotlight
Colorado Chapter Annual Dinner Features Former Nittany Lion Rob Sterling
A sell-out crowd of Colorado Chapter Penn Staters packed the Cool River Café in the Denver Tech Center April 2 to hear a roar from the past—former Nittany Lion Rob Sterling '86.
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Pittsburgh Smeal Business Club Hosts Guttman Oil Founder at Group’s Distinguished Speaker Event
On March 15, more than 35 members of The Smeal Business Club of Pittsburgh heard tips on running a family business from Penn State alumnus Alan R. Guttman ’69, the featured speaker at the twice-annual Distinguished Speaker Dinner.
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association highlights
Alumni Council Honors Members for Exemplary Service at Alumni Council Meeting
Penn State Alumni Association recognized more than 30 Alumni Council members during its annual spring Alumni Council meeting, including awarding the Outstanding Council Member Award to Thea Stover '65 and Tracy L. Steele '95g in an April 22 ceremony at The Nittany Lion Inn.
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New Corporate Partner Liberty Mutual Offers Safe Driving, Child-Related Programs to Member Groups
Identity fraud. Distracted driving. Stress management. Child passenger safety. These are just some of the programs offered to your group for its next meeting by the Penn State Alumni Association's newest corporate partner-Liberty Mutual.
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Arts Festival Alumni Weekend: A Summer Celebration
Come back to campus this summer and be a student again—if only for a weekend. Arts Festival Alumni Weekend, July 13-17, is a chance for alumni and their families to come back to Penn State and live in a residence hall, eat at the West Hall commons, and take in all the changes at Penn State since their own graduation day. Singles, couples, and families can stay on campus while enjoying the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, one of the largest arts festivals on the East Coast.
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Penn State Graduating Seniors Enjoy Games, Food, and T-shirts at Alumni Association Senior Sendoff
More than 1,400 graduating seniors took time off from studying to spend the afternoon on the grounds of the Hintz Family Alumni Center as the Lion Ambassadors and the Penn State Alumni Association bid farewell to the Class of 2005 during the third annual Penn State Senior Sendoff.
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member center
The Online Directory Can Work For You
Maybe it’s the address of a former classmate. Maybe it’s the phone number of an old college sweetheart. Maybe it’s a list of Penn Staters in a particular city. Whatever the need, Penn State Alumni Association members have been getting the answers to all of these questions and many more by logging on to the Alumni Association’s online directory.
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this month in penn state history
May 1970: Penn State Cancels Classes for Term in Response to Kent State Shootings
It was a time of student protest, activism, and dissent. Thirty-five years ago on campuses across the country, students were voicing their widespread dissatisfaction with American military policy in Vietnam. At Penn State, the tide of student activism reached its apex that spring, when Penn State experienced the worst outbreak of student disorder it had ever seen, leading to the cancellation of the term on May 12, 1970.
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events
Upcoming events
Bringing alumni together is the heart of our mission and our identity. The Alumni Association’s annual events and programs such as reunions, homecoming activities, and pep rallies promote feelings of nostalgia and connection to the University and to each other among alumni.
[ ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EVENTS ]
05.17.05 :: City Lights Philadelphia: "The Future of Medicine—Miracles of Meltdown"
05.20.05 :: Alumni Volunteer Leader Conference
06.02.05 :: Traditional Reunion Weekend
06.03.05 :: Honorary Alumni Presentation
[ AFFILIATE GROUP EVENTS ]
05.13.05 :: Relay for Life Event (Montgomery County Chapter)
05.14.05 :: Vermont Chapter Meeting & Dinner (Vermont Chapter)
05.14.05 :: Skeet Shoot (North Texas Chapter)
05.21.05 :: Pennsylvania Dutch Dinner (Orange County Chapter)
05.21.05 :: Ronald McDonald House Family Breakfast (Delaware Chapter)
06.03.05 :: Relay for Life (Delaware Chapter)
06.04.05 :: 3rd Annual Golf Tournament (Boxing Alumni Interest Group)
06.07.05 :: Penn State Night with Joe Paterno (Greater Scranton Chapter)
06.21.05 :: Worthington Scranton Campus 17th Annual Golf Tournament (Worthington Scranton Alumni Society)
06.23.05 :: Adam Taliaferro Foundation Benefit (Philadelphia Chapter)
06.25.05 :: Habitat for Humanity (Montgomery County Chapter)
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