April Fool’s 5K Run and Walk Fundraiser

March 11th, 2015

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The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is joining forces with the State College Mini-THON for our 5th Annual April Fool’s 5K on Saturday April 11, 2015.

Funds raised will support the CCCPSAA Endowed and Emergency Scholarships and the State College Mini-THON Four Diamonds fund.

5K Starts: 11am
Race Day Registration: 9:00am – 10:30am @ Medlar Field
Entry Fee Adult $18 Preregistered by April 6th $25 – thereafter
Student (age 17 and under ) $12 Preregistered by April 6th $15 – thereafter
Course: through the Penn State Campus – mostly level
T-shirt guaranteed to all Pre-Registered Runners

Awards:
Biggest Fool Costume Contest
1st male & female Overall
Age Groups:
Women: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over
Men:12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

We invite all Chapter members, friends and family to participate by running, walking or dressing up to participate in our BIGGEST FOOL COSTUME CONTEST!!!!

Online race registration is here.

Or download the 5K application, send a check made payable CCCPSAA 5K Run, and mail it to:

Dale Hoffman
128 Brynwood DR
Port Matilda, PA 16870

 

Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program

March 4th, 2015

63026_145075078869406_5346101_nChapter members who are Liberal Arts Alumni and would be interested in getting involved by becoming a mentor.

What the Program Is:

The program is a collaborative effort between the Career Enrichment Network and Alumni Relations in the College of the Liberal Arts, and matches current undergraduate Liberal Arts students with alumni in a field related to their major and/or career interests.   Mentors do not have to be local; students speak with their mentors via phone, Skype, and in-person meetings if possible.

How You Can Help Students:

  • Serve as a resource, provide guidance, and share your expertise to promote student success.
  • Act as a sounding board, assist with internship and job searches, and encourage students to development new skills
  • Talk to students about post-PSU life and their future plans
  • Remain connected to the College and University by working with students, attending on-campus events, and participating in other career development opportunities.

Leave a Legacy and Make an Impact:

You can foster and support the next generation of Penn State and Liberal Arts alumni. Give back with your time, commitment, and knowledge. There are many talented students who are beginning to think about post-graduation plans and are interested in connecting with alumni. Students greatly appreciate the dedication alumni have to helping current Nittany Lions achieve their goals!

 To Get Involved:

For more information about the program, visit http://www.la.psu.edu/current-students/cen/mentoring/information-for-alumni . To sign up now, please visit: http://apps.la.psu.edu/mentoring/mentorstart.aspx. Student applications will be accepted beginning March 15. Matches will be made in mid-April and you would hear from your student over the summer.

Thank you again for your support of the Liberal Arts and Penn State students.  I also invite you to join our Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni Network LinkedIn group to stay connected.  If you have any questions, please contact Heather at hzb100@psu.edu or via phone at 814-865-1070.

For the Glory

Heather Baruch-Bueter
Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator | Career Enrichment Network | College of the Liberal Arts

The Pennsylvania State University

101 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802
phone: (814) 865-1070
http://www.la.psu.edu/current-students/current-students/cen

CCCPSAA March 2015 Newsletter

March 3rd, 2015

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Dear CCCPSAA Member,

Here’s a brief overview of upcoming Chapter events. For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org.  Congratulations to our students on another successful THON.  FTK!

1.       CCCPSAA PALMER ART MUSEUM TOUR - We are pleased to be able to offer a private, guided tour of the beautiful Palmer Art Museum on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 to our chapter members.  The museum opens at 10:00 am with our tour starting at 10:15 am.  “With eleven galleries, a print-study room, 150-seat auditorium, and outdoor sculpture garden, the Palmer Museum is a unique cultural resource for residents of and visitors to the region.”  Get an introduction to the museum and learn about their current spring exhibits.  The tour will last approximately an hour, but you are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum at your own pace afterward.   Please RSVP to Ilene White Phone 865-6516 or email  igw2@psu.edu.

 2.       MARK YOUR CALENDARS – CCCPSAA is joining forces with the State College Mini-THON for our 5th Annual April Fool s 5K on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  The race course runs through the Penn State University Park Campus which is mostly level.  Come join the fun running or walking.   Entry Fee for Adults are $18 Preregistered by April 5th and $25 thereafter, Students (age 17 and under) $12 Preregistration by April 5th and $15  thereafter.  T-shirts are guaranteed to all Pre-Registered participants.  Race Day Registration is from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Medlar Field.   Awards are for 1st male and female overall, 1st and 2nd in each age group (Women: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over/Men:12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over).  A contest everyone can participate in is the Biggest Fool Costume Contest – 1st and 2nd!!! Age Groups.

We will be looking for volunteers to help prior to race day with stuffing our goodie bags.  Race Day Volunteers on Saturday, April 11th to staff Registration Tables at Medlar Field from 9:30 am., Marshals on Curtin, Porter, and Pollock Roads to direct runners, Water Point volunteers to pass out water at mid-point on Pollock Rd., at the Finish Line to cheer for the participants as they cross the finish line, collect tags, and pass to recorder/time keeper, and clean up at Medlar Field after the race.

Watch for Volunteer Requests in your email.  Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Dale Hoffman at dhoff128@comcast.net or phone (814) 234-0656.   Of course, we invite all Chapter members, friends and family to participate by running, walking or dressing up to participate in our BIGGEST FOOL COSTUME CONTEST!!!!

Online race registration:  http://www.active.com/university-park-pa/running/races/5th-annual-april-fool-s-5k-2015?int=

 3.       CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER  MARCH HAPPY HOUR – Join us for our Centre County  Chapter March Happy Hour on Friday, March 13, 2015 at the newLiberty Craft House’, 346 E. College Ave., State College.  Join us to celebrate Spring Break for cocktails, good food and conversation with your CCCPSAA friends.  Meet new members or bring some friends along with you to join the Chapter.

4.       UPCOMING CLASSICAL COFFEEHOUSE - Mark your calendars now for the evening of Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 8:00 PM, for the next Classical Coffeehouse at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.   The performance by eighth blackbird promises to be another great time.  “The Chicago sextet, acclaimed for its energetic performances of modern music and its theatrical flair, plays selected works and engages in conversation with the audience.”  Enjoy complimentary refreshments, including cookies and coffee, and receive a Classical Coffeehouse mug, while supply lasts.  The Classical Coffeehouse series is presented in partnership with the Blue & White Society and the Penn State Alumni Association.

5.       THANKS TO ALL OUR CHAPTER ‘THON FUNDRAISER SUPPORTERS - A very special thank you to all of our chapter members and friends who supported the two fundraisers recently held to benefit ‘THON’. Many members donated money and received an Alumni Love THON t-shirt and attended the ‘For The Kids Cash Party’ held at the Alumni Center on Friday, February 6. Proceeds from both fundraisers totaled over $9800 and were divided between the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society student groups.  Your continued support will help conquer pediatric cancer through the Four Diamonds Fund.  FTK!

6.       CALLING ALL PENN STATE HISTORY BUFFS AND OTHERS – Some of our members may be interested in attending this upcoming lecture being held at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg. Michael Bezilla will be speaking as part of the Richard Koontz Memorial Lecture Series. His presentation is entitled “Penn State’s Participation in the Great War-WW I”.  The lecture is on Wednesday, March 4th and begins at 7:30 PM.  The public is invited to this free lecture and donations to the museum will be greatly appreciated.

7.       The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Board would like to thank everyone that participated in the CCCPSAA EMERGENCY GRANT FUND challenge.  We raised an additional $775.00 in donations which the chapter will match 10% adding $850.00 additional funding to the CCCPSAA EMERGENCY GRANT FUND. This fund helps reduce the financial stress for all Penn State students facing unforeseeable hardships, and provides them a chance to complete their studies.  There are no residency restrictions or other stipulations to receive emergency aid.  With the economic conditions of recent years, the number of requests for emergency assistance has greatly increased.  Everyone that donated during the PSU Day of Giving will receive a thank-you note for their generosity.

8.      SAVE THESE DATES

  • MARCH CHAPTER HAPPY HOUR  at the newest spot in town ‘LIBERTY CRAFT HOUSE’, 346 East College Ave., State College, PA

Date:  Friday, March 13, 2015

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Classical Coffeehouse – eighth blackbird

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time:  Doors open at 7:00; program starts at 8:00

  • THE CCCPSAA’S 5TH ANNUAL APRIL FOOLS 5K

Date:  April 11, 2015 at Medlar Field in Lubrano Park

  • 2015 ACCEPTED STUDENTS PROGRAM

February 13, 16, 17, 24

March 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 17, 18

April 3, 7, 9, 20, 21, 23

  • 2015 SPEND A SUMMER DAY

July 24, 27, 30, 31 and August 3

*Please consider a tax deductible gift to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or our  Emergency Grant Fund for information contact us  at cccpsaa@gmail.com.

9.      ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook?  You will find chapter updates, events, and more.  Just go to http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org.

 

Centre County Chapter February 2015 Newsletter

February 3rd, 2015

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Dear CCCPSAA Member,

Here’s a brief overview of upcoming Chapter events. For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.

1.       START PLANNING – Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is joining forces with the State College Mini-THON for our 5th Annual April Fools 5K Run on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  Proceeds go to the CCCPSAA Scholarship funds and the Four Diamonds.  The race course runs through the Penn State University Park Campus which is mostly level.  Come join the fun running or walking.  Entry Fee for Adults are $18 Preregistered by April 5th and $25 thereafter, Students (age 17 and under) $12 Preregistration by April 5th and $15  thereafter.  T-shirts are guaranteed to all Pre-Registered participants.  Race Day Registration is from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at Medlar Field.   Awards are for 1st male and female overall, 1st and 2nd in each age group (Women: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over/Men:12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over).  A contest everyone can participate in is the Biggest Fool Costume Contest – 1st and 2nd!!! Age Groups.  You can register online at Active  http://www.active.com/university-park-pa/running/races/5th-annual-april-fool-s-5k-2015?int=72-3-A1.  The 5K Application will be posted on the chapter web site.

2.       CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER  FEBRUARY HAPPY HOUR – Join us for our Centre County  Chapter February Happy Hour on Friday, February 13, 2015 at THE DARK HORSE TAVERN, 127 E Calder Way, State College.  Come join your CCCPSAA alumni and friends for good conversation, fun and appetizers.  Meet new members or bring some friends along with you to join the Chapter.

3.       CLASSIC COFFEEHOUSE – DON’T MISS THIS WONDERFUL FREE EVENT, Come hear the string trio, Time for Three, at a free coffeehouse at the Hintz Family Alumni Center. The group will perform and discuss their music, which ranges from works by Bach to songs by the Beatles, Mumford & Sons, Katy Perry, and Kanye West.  Enjoy complimentary refreshments, including cookies and coffee, and receive a Classical Coffeehouse mug, while supply lasts.   Tuesday, Feb. 24th Doors open at 7:00 PM; program begins at 8:00.

4.       SAVE THESE DATES

  • February Chapter Happy Hour at ‘THE DARK HORSE TAVERN’, 127 E Calder Way, State College, PA

Date:  Friday, February 13, 2015

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

  • Friday For the Kids Cash Party at the Hintz Family Alumni Center  (Advance ticket purchase required, no tickets sold at the door)

                Date:  Friday, February 6, 2015

Time: 6:00 p.m.

 

  • Classical Coffeehouse – Time for Three

                Date: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Time:  Doors open at 7:00; program starts at 8:00

 

  • THE CCCPSAA’S 5TH ANNUAL APRIL FOOLS 5K 

Date:  April 11, 2015 at Medlar Field in Lubrano Park

               

  • 2015 ACCEPTED STUDENTS PROGRAM

February 13, 16, 17, 24

March 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 17, 18

April 3, 7, 9, 20, 21, 23

 

  • 2015 SPEND A SUMMER DAY

July 24, 27, 30, 31 and August 3

 

*Please consider a tax deductible gift to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or our  Emergency Grant Fund for information contact us  at cccpsaa@gmail.com.

 

5.       ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook?  You will find chapter updates, events, and more.  Just go to http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org.

Centre County Chapter January 2015 Newsletter

January 29th, 2015

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Dear CCCPSAA Member,

Happy New Year!   Here’s a brief overview of upcoming Chapter events. For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.

1.    CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER  JANUARY HAPPY HOUR – Join us for our Centre County  Chapter January Happy Hour on Friday, January 16, 2015 at Bill Pickle’s Tap Room,106 South Allen Street.  Start the New Year with a drink and conversation with your CCCPSAA  friends.  Meet new members or bring some friends along with you to join the Chapter.

2.    FRIDAY ‘FOR THE KIDS’ CASH PARTY - It’s time again for our Friday For The Kids Cash Party.  Last year Centre County Chapter joined forces with Penn State Alumni Association staff volunteers in raising $8,356.97 for the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society in support of THON.  Our efforts over the past years have earned each of our student groups an extra dancer spot during THON weekend.  The third-annual Friday For The Kids Cash Party will be held Friday, February 6, 2014 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Your ticket purchase of $25 gives you access to the event, appetizers, beer, wine, entertainment, and entry into the Cash Party drawing for a chance at $1,475 in total prize money with a top prize of $500.   Throughout the evening, there are additional opportunities to win even more from rip tickets/pull tabs and a 50/50 drawing!   Again this year, we will have a basket raffle and silent auction featuring some amazing and unique prizes!!!  Only 200 tickets will be sold.  All tickets will be sold prior to the event with no tickets sold at the door.  Get your tickets now while they are available.  Contact Marti Duffy by email at martifd@hotmail.com or call (814) 308-8948 or stop in at the Hintz Alumni Center Reception Desk to purchase your tickets.  Hurry in; they are going quickly!!!!.  Please make checks payable to CCCPSAA and write Cash Party in the memo line.

3.    START PLANNING – The CCCPSAA’s 5th Annual April Fools 5K is scheduled April 11, 2015 at Medlar Field in Lubrano Park.  This year we will be joining forces with the State College Mini-Thon to make this one big 5K event.   We are looking for runners, walkers and of course will need volunteers to help with the race day events.  Watch next month for more exciting 5K news, registration information and how to volunteer!!!

4.    SAVE THESE DATES

January Happy Hour at ‘Bill Pickle’s Tap Room’,106 South Allen Street, State College, PA

Date:  Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 

Friday For The Kids Cash Party at Hintz Family Alumni Center (Advance ticket purchase required)

Date:  Friday, February 6, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m.

 

The CCCPSAA’s 5th Annual April Fools 5K

Date:  April 11, 2015 at Medlar Field in Lubrano Park.

 

5.    MARK YOU CALENDARS – Admissions have set the 2015 dates for the Accepted Students Program and Spend a Summer Day.

  • Accepted Students Program:

February 13, 16, 17, 24

March 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 17, 18

April 3, 7, 9, 20, 21, 23

  • 2015 Spend a Summer Day:

July 24, 27, 30, 31 and August 3

Linda Rohrer will  be providing sign up details soon for the  Accepted Students Program and  watch for  training schedules and sign up details in  June 2015 for  Spend a Summer Day.

 

*Please consider a tax deductible gift to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or our  Emergency Grant Fund for information contact us  at cccpsaa@gmail.com.

 

6.    ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook?  You will find chapter updates, events, and more.  Just go to http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org.

 

 

Centre County Chapter December 2014 Newsletter

January 29th, 2015

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Dear CCCPSAA Member,

We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season.   Here’s a brief overview of upcoming Chapter events. For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.

1.       CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER  DECEMBER HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR – Join us for our Centre County  Chapter December Holiday Happy Hour on Friday, December 12, 2014 at The Tavern from  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Warm up around the fire and take some time to relax with your Penn State Alumni friends…

2.       SUPPORT OUR LION AMBASSADORS AND BLUE & WHITE SOCIETY DANCERS – THON 2015 is almost here.  Support the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society Dancers by making a donation to receive a FREE T-shirt with the new ‘Alumni Loves THON’ logo design on a charcoal colored t-shirt with image centered on front and Penn State Alumni Association logo on back.  This year you will receive a short-sleeve T-shirt with a $20 donation or a long-sleeve T-shirt with a $25 donation.   Please complete the attached order form and return it to Ilene igw51@psu.edu at the Hintz Alumni  Family Center Visitor’s Desk by December 5.   Checks should be made payable to CCCPSAA.

3.       FRIDAY ‘FOR THE KIDS’ CASH PARTY - It’s time again for our Friday For The Kids Cash Party.  Last year Centre County Chapter joined forces with Penn State Alumni Association staff volunteers in raising $8,356.97 for the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society in support of THON.  Our efforts over the past years have earned each of our student groups an extra dancer spot during THON weekend.  The third-annual Friday For The Kids Cash Party will be held Friday, February 6, 2014 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Your ticket purchase of $25 gives you access to the event, appetizers, beer, wine, entertainment, and entry into the Cash Party drawing for a chance at $1,475 in total prize money with a top prize of $500.   Throughout the evening, there are additional opportunities to win even more from rip tickets/pull tabs and a 50/50 drawing!   Again this year, we will have a basket raffle and silent auction featuring some amazing and unique prizes!!!  Only 200 tickets will be sold.  All tickets will be sold prior to the event with no tickets sold at the door.  Get your tickets now while they are available.  Contact Marti Duffy by email at martifd@hotmail.com or call (814) 308-8948.  Please make checks payable to CCCPSAA and write Cash Party in the memo line.

4.       The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Board challenged our membership with a goal to donate $5000.00 to the CCCPSAA EMERGENCY GRANT FUND through Tuesday, December 2,2014 the PSU Day of Giving.  The chapter will match 10% of everything raised up to $5000!   If you don’t make the December 2, 2014 date , you can still meet the challenge and give to the Emergency Grant Fund through the end of the year!   The Centre County Chapter established the Emergency Grant Fund to help reduce the financial stress for all Penn State students facing unforeseeable hardships, and give them a chance to complete their studies.  CCCPAAA is the only Penn State Alumni Association affiliate group to provide this type of assistance to Penn State students in need. There are no residency restrictions or other stipulations to receive emergency aid.  With the economic conditions of recent years, the number of requests for emergency assistance  has greatly increased.  If you are considering a gift to Penn State and want to ensure it will make a real difference in a student’s life. please give to the CCCPSAA Emergency Grant Fund.  For more information contact Marti Duffy, President, Centre County Chapter Penn State Alumni Association at cccpsaa@gmail.com or mail a check payable to CCCPSAA to:

CCCPSAA

P.O. Box 10082

State College, PA 16805-0082

*Please consider a tax deductible gift to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or our  Emergency Grant Fund for information contact us  at cccpsaa@gmail.com.

 

5.       SAVE THESE DATES

  • DECEMBER CHAPTER HAPPY HOUR at ‘The Tavern’, State College, PA

Date:  Friday, December 12, 2014

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Friday For The Kids Cash Party at Hintz Family Alumni Center (Advance ticket purchase only)

Date:  Friday, February 6, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m.

6.       MARK YOU CALENDARS – Admissions have set the 2015 dates for the Accepted Students Program and Spend a Summer Day.

  • Accepted Students Program:

February 13, 16, 17, 24

March 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 17, 18

April 3, 7, 9, 20, 21, 23

  • 2015 Spend a Summer Day:

July 24, 27, 30, 31 and August 3

Linda Rohrer will provide sign up details in January 2015 for the Accepted Students Program and in June 2015 for  Spend a Summer Day.

7.      ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook?  You will find chapter updates, events, and more.  Just go to http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org.

SUPPORT OUR LION AMBASSADORS AND BLUE & WHITE SOCIETY DANCERS

November 25th, 2014

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THON 2015 is almost here.  Support the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society Dancers by making a donation to receive a FREE T-shirt with the new ‘Alumni Loves THON’ logo design on a charcoal colored t-shirt with image centered on front and Penn State Alumni Association logo on back.  This year you will receive a short-sleeve T-shirt with a $20 donation or a long-sleeve T-shirt with a $25 donation.   Please complete the attached T-shirt Order Form  and return it to Ilene igw51@psu.edu at the Hintz Alumni  Family Center Visitor’s Desk by December 5.   Checks should be made payable to CCCPSAA.

Centre County Chapter December Newsletter

November 25th, 2014

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Dear CCCPSAA Member,

We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season.   Here’s a brief overview of upcoming Chapter events. For the most up-to-date information, check out our website at http://www.psucentre.org or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.

1.       CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER  DECEMBER HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR – Join us for our Centre County  Chapter December Holiday Happy Hour on Friday, December 12, 2014 at The Tavern from  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Warm up around the fire and take some time to relax with your Penn State Alumni friends…

2.       SUPPORT OUR LION AMBASSADORS AND BLUE & WHITE SOCIETY DANCERS – THON 2015 is almost here.  Support the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society Dancers by making a donation to receive a FREE T-shirt with the new ‘Alumni Loves THON’ logo design on a charcoal colored t-shirt with image centered on front and Penn State Alumni Association logo on back.  This year you will receive a short-sleeve T-shirt with a $20 donation or a long-sleeve T-shirt with a $25 donation.   Please complete the attached order form and return it to Ilene igw51@psu.edu at the Hintz Alumni  Family Center Visitor’s Desk by December 5.   Checks should be made payable to CCCPSAA.

3.       FRIDAY ‘FOR THE KIDS’ CASH PARTY - It’s time again for our Friday For The Kids Cash Party.  Last year Centre County Chapter joined forces with Penn State Alumni Association staff volunteers in raising $8,356.97 for the Lion Ambassadors and Blue & White Society in support of THON.  Our efforts over the past years have earned each of our student groups an extra dancer spot during THON weekend.  The third-annual Friday For The Kids Cash Party will be held Friday, February 6, 2014 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Your ticket purchase of $25 gives you access to the event, appetizers, beer, wine, entertainment, and entry into the Cash Party drawing for a chance at $1,475 in total prize money with a top prize of $500.   Throughout the evening, there are additional opportunities to win even more from rip tickets/pull tabs and a 50/50 drawing!   Again this year, we will have a basket raffle and silent auction featuring some amazing and unique prizes!!!  Only 200 tickets will be sold.  All tickets will be sold prior to the event with no tickets sold at the door.  Get your tickets now while they are available.  Contact Marti Duffy by email at martifd@hotmail.com or call (814) 308-8948.  Please make checks payable to CCCPSAA and write Cash Party in the memo line.

4.       The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Board challenged our membership with a goal to donate $5000.00 to the CCCPSAA EMERGENCY GRANT FUND through Tuesday, December 2,2014 the PSU Day of Giving.  The chapter will match 10% of everything raised up to $5000!   If you don’t make the December 2, 2014 date , you can still meet the challenge and give to the Emergency Grant Fund through the end of the year!   The Centre County Chapter established the Emergency Grant Fund to help reduce the financial stress for all Penn State students facing unforeseeable hardships, and give them a chance to complete their studies.  CCCPAAA is the only Penn State Alumni Association affiliate group to provide this type of assistance to Penn State students in need. There are no residency restrictions or other stipulations to receive emergency aid.  With the economic conditions of recent years, the number of requests for emergency assistance  has greatly increased.  If you are considering a gift to Penn State and want to ensure it will make a real difference in a student’s life. please give to the CCCPSAA Emergency Grant Fund.  For more information contact Marti Duffy, President, Centre County Chapter Penn State Alumni Association at cccpsaa@gmail.com or mail a check payable to CCCPSAA to:

CCCPSAA

P.O. Box 10082

State College, PA 16805-0082

*Please consider a tax deductible gift to the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship or our  Emergency Grant Fund for information contact us  at cccpsaa@gmail.com.

5.       SAVE THESE DATES

  • DECEMBER CHAPTER HAPPY HOUR at ‘The Tavern’, State College, PA

Date:  Friday, December 12, 2014

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

  • Friday For The Kids Cash Party at Hintz Family Alumni Center (Advance ticket purchase only)

Date:  Friday, February 6, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m.

6.       MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Admissions have set the 2015 dates for the Accepted Students Program and Spend a Summer Day.

  • Accepted Students Program:

February 13, 16, 17, 24

March 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 17, 18

April 3, 7, 9, 20, 21, 23

  • 2015 Spend a Summer Day:

July 24, 27, 30, 31 and August 3

Linda Rohrer will provide sign up details in January 2015 for the Accepted Students Program and in June 2015 for  Spend a Summer Day.

7.      ARE YOU ON FACEBOOK?  Become a fan of the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association by Liking us on Facebook?  You will find chapter updates, events, and more.  Just go to http://www.facebook.com/psucentre.org.

 

 

NOVEMBER HAPPY HOUR CANCELLED

November 3rd, 2014

Hi Everyone,

We regret to inform you that Duffy’s contacted us today and can’t support our Happy Hour schedule on Friday,  November  14th   so we are cancelling it for this month.    At this late date and because it is a home football game weekend it is too late to schedule another venue.   We are very sorry for this last minute cancellation.  We want you to mark your calendars for our December Happy Holidays Happy Hour on December 12th at the Tavern downtown State College around the fireplace from 5pm to 7pm.

Instead of the November Happy Hour please join us for the CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER’S MICHIGAN STATE TAILGATE – Come and enjoy the final home football game on Saturday, November 29, 2014 PSU vs Michigan State.  Even if you are not going to the game, come on up to the stadium and enjoy some alumni fellowship and food!  The tailgate space is West Stadium Lot # 1011 directly in front of the Lion weather vane.  Cost is $5.00 per person which covers beverages, bring a soup, bread or dessert to share.  RSVP by November 20 to martifd@hotmail.com  or call (814) 308-8948.

Another alternative to our November Happy Hour is our invitation by one of our great board members, Ron Frear, to the PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OF CENTRAL PA NUTCRACKER  REHERSAL on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  at the Performing Arts School of Central PA located on 3006 Research Drive,  Suite D-1, State College, PA.  Wine and snacks will be provided at no charge.

Thanks,

President, Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association

Attention Members NEED YOUR HELP!

November 3rd, 2014

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ATTENTION we need the help of all CCCPSAA members, friends and families – We are reaching out to send as many ‘GET WELL/WE ARE THINKING OF YOU CARDS’ to Ryan Keiser our football player who is currently hospitalized after suffering a rib injury during practice, which led a small bowel injury.  We want to overwhelm him with get well cards so that he knows how many alumni and students have him in their thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.  Please send your cards addressed to:

Ryan Keiser

% Lasch Football Bldg.

Hastings Rd

University Park, PA 16802

 Thanks,

President, Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association