VOLUME 2 ISSUE 7   July 2005
[ CONTENTS ]
A Message From the Executive Director
New President, Vice President Took Office July 1
Ten Elected, Three Appointed to Serve on Alumni Council
Membership Grows by Nearly 3,500, Tops 156,000
Defensive Coordinator Bradley Visits San Diego Chapter
1,000 Turn Out for Greater Scranton’s “Penn State Night” with Paterno, Other Coaches
DuBois Alumni Society Raises Scholarship Money at Community Days
Host a Student Sendoff or New Alumni Welcome Party This Summer
Alumni Tours Expands Trip Offerings for 2006
Penn Stater Editor Posts Travelogue Dispatches From Alumni Tour through British Isles
Members Receive 10 Percent Discount at Penn State Bookstores
Presidential Visits Thrust Penn State into National Spotlight
We Want to Hear From You
[ A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ]
Driving north past Philipsburg, Pa., last month to connect with I-80, I chanced upon Morrisdale, an old stringtown astride Route 53. Morrisdale presented a most distressing tableau: Ramshackle houses, parts of which were patched with tarpaper; the occasional rusted car perched atop cement blocks, in a Godot-like wait for the repair job that will never come; junk and scrap piled in various yards.
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features
New President, Vice President Took Office July 1
The Penn State Alumni Association has a new president and vice president. According to the rules of succession for the Alumni Association, former Vice President Lewis H. Gold '59 became the 74th president of the Penn State Alumni Association on July 1. At the same time, David C. Han '88, '05g became the new vice president, and Marianne Ellis Alexander '62 moved into the immediate past president role.
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Ten Elected, Three Appointed to Serve on Alumni Council
In this year's Alumni Council election, which ended May 31, nearly 14,000 Alumni Association members cast ballots and elected 10 alumni to the Association's 86-member governing body. In addition, new Alumni Association President Lewis H. Gold '59 appointed three members to Council.
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Membership Grows by Nearly 3,500, Tops 156,000
The Penn State Alumni Association gained nearly 3,500 members in the last year to reach a record high 156,142 members in the latest membership numbers released July 1st.
[FULL STORY]
 
tips & best practices
Host a Student Sendoff or New Alumni Welcome Party This Summer
It’s always a good idea to introduce your alumni group to potential new members—and if your group has fun doing it, it’s even better. Why not consider a late-summer event to recognize two “new” populations—incoming Penn State students and recent graduates.
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in the spotlight
Defensive Coordinator Bradley Visits San Diego Chapter
More than 65 Penn State alums turned out to meet and greet Tom Bradley, the defensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions, when he visited the San Diego area.
[FULL STORY]
 

1,000 Turn Out for Greater Scranton’s “Penn State Night” with Paterno, Other Coaches
Four Penn State head coaches, the local mayor, the Penn State Alumni Association executive director, the “Voice of the Nittany Lions,” and several other dignitaries all came together on June 7 for the 27th Annual Penn State Night sponsored by the Scranton Chapter.
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DuBois Alumni Society Raises Scholarship Money at Community Days
The Penn State DuBois Alumni Society participated in the DuBois Community Days on June 10-11 by selling snow cones, cotton candy, and cartons of University Creamery ice cream to raise money for scholarships and raise the group’s visibility within the community.
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association highlights
Alumni Tours Expands Trip Offerings for 2006
How about a holiday shopping weekend in Chicago with your old college roommates? Or maybe a family vacation to hike the Bone Yard in Split Rock Dinosaur Area? Or possibly you’re dreaming about a round-the-world, once-in-a-lifetime trip for your 40th anniversary? Whatever your ideal trip, Penn State Alumni Tours has an itinerary to suite your needs with their newly expanded offerings for 2006.
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Penn Stater Editor Posts Travelogue Dispatches From Alumni Tour through British Isles
Alumni from across the country have joined in the fun of a Penn State Alumni Association group tour through the historic and picturesque British Isles by reading the daily, real-time dispatches from the land and sea cruise written by Tina Hay, editor of The Penn Stater magazine.
[FULL STORY]
 
member center
Members Receive 10 Percent Discount at Penn State Bookstores
Membership in the Penn State Alumni Association has many benefits and privileges and one of the favorites is a 10 percent discount at the Penn State Bookstore.
[FULL STORY]
 
a moment in penn state history
Presidential Visits Thrust Penn State into National Spotlight
As Penn State hosted President George W. Bush last month when he spoke at Eisenhower Auditorium to a group of FFA (Future Farmers of America) students, the nation watched and listened. President Bush’s visit to Penn State is one of several visits to University Park by sitting U.S. Presidents.
[FULL STORY]
 
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 ]
09.03.05 :: Huddle with the Faculty "How You Learn and the Process of Mastering Skills in Sport"
09.10.05 :: Huddle with the Faculty "The Mustang--Part of the American Heritage or Rangeland Burden?"
09.17.05 :: Huddle with the Faculty "Genetically Modified Foods: Monsters or Miracles?"
09.23.05 :: Parents and Families Day Weekend
09.24.05 :: Pep Rally at Northwestern
09.29.05 :: Executive Board Meeting
09.29.05 :: Civil War Program
[ AFFILIATE GROUP EVENTS ]
07.22.05 :: 10th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament (Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society)
07.22.05 :: Connecticut Sun Basketball (Connecticut Valley Chapter)
07.22.05 :: JoePa Bobblehead Night (Allegheny County Chapter and Fayette Alumni Society)
07.22.05 :: Camping and Rafting (Southern Connecticut Chapter)
07.23.05 :: Cruise on Lake Champlain, Burlington, Vermont (Vermont Chapter)
07.23.05 :: 2005 Annual Garden Party & Freshman Send Off (Greater Chicago Chapter)
07.24.05 :: 4th Annual Family Picnic (Vermont Chapter)
07.26.05 :: Mini Golf at Freddy's (Montgomery County Chapter)
07.26.05 :: Summer Supper (Professional Women's Network of N.Y.)
07.29.05 :: Night at the Races (Greater Scranton Chapter)
07.30.05 :: Phillies vs. Rockies at Coors Field (Colorado Chapter)
07.30.05 :: Habitat for Humanity (Connecticut Valley Chapter)
07.30.05 :: Alumni Beach Day and Happy Hour (Delaware Chapter and Metro Washington D.C. Chapter)
07.31.05 :: Freshman Sendoff Picnic (Potomac Valley Chapter)
07.31.05 :: NYC Freshman Send-Off (New York City Chapter)
08.02.05 :: Kids Peace/Red Barons (Greater Scranton Chapter)
08.04.05 :: WSC Monthly Meeting (Worthington Scranton Alumni Society)
08.04.05 :: Young Alumni Happy Hour (Orange County Chapter)
08.06.05 :: Lake Erie Chapter's Annual Steak Fry (Lake Erie Chapter)
08.07.05 :: Freshman Send-off Picnic (Chester County Chapter)
08.07.05 :: Toga Party (Orange County Chapter)
08.09.05 :: Happy Hour at Fresno's (Greater Scranton Chapter)
08.12.05 :: Summer Concert at Chaddsford Winery (Montgomery County Chapter and Delaware County Chapter)
08.12.05 :: Annual Allegheny County Chapter Membership Drive (Allegheny County Chapter)
08.14.05 :: Freshman Sendoff (Connecticut Valley Chapter)
08.23.05 :: Pizza Party (Greater Scranton Chapter)
08.24.05 :: Vermont Expos Baseball Game (Vermont Chapter)
08.25.05 :: Penn State Football Kick-Off Mixer (Franklin County Chapter)
08.27.05 :: Big Brothers/Big Sisters Picnic (Montgomery County Chapter)
08.28.05 :: 25th Annual Pig Roast (Greater Susquehanna Valley Chapter)
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British Isles Dispatches
[ UNIVERSITY NEWS ]
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[ ATHLETICS UPDATE]
Vargas becomes Penn State's first-ever Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year; Wright honored as University's Female Athlete of the Year
Trio of Nittany Lions taken in Major League Baseball draft
Penn State softball's Esparaza named third-team All-American
Kickoff times set for Nittany Lions' first three games
Penn State-Illinois game set for primetime kickoff on ESPN2
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