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

CCCPSAA November Newsletter

October 30th, 2014

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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.       PSU WRESTLING IS BACK AT THE BJC- We are back at the BJC on February 8, 2014.  Tickets are $14 each.  If you are interested immediately RSVP to Marti @ martifd@hotmail.com by November 2, 2014.

2.       CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER’S MICHIGAN STATE TAILGATE – Come and enjoy the final home football game with the 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.

3.       CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER NOVEMBER HAPPY HOUR – Our November Happy Hour will be Friday, November 14, 2014 at Duffy’s Tavern,  Boalsburg, PA from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Join your fellow Chapter members for a fun evening talking about old times and chapter events.

4.       PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OF CENTRAL PA NUTCRACKER  REHERSAL – Centre County Chapter Members have been invited to the Performing Arts School of Central PA Nutcracker Rehearsal by one of our great board members, Ron Frear.  The event will be 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.

5.       COMMUNITY GARDEN – A big thank-you to those three hardy Centre County Chapter members Marti, Alan and Dick who came out on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 9:00am at University Drive and E. College Ave to pull up the annual plants, bag them, pull up the plastic and clean the gardens for next spring.  Much thanks for their time and dedication to the Chapter.

6.       The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Board is challenging our membership with a goal to donate $5000.00 to the CCCPSAA EMERGENCY GRANT FUND from now through Tuesday, December 2,2014 the PSU Day of Giving.  The chapter will match 10% of everything raised up to $5000!   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.  There are no residency restrictions or other stipulations to receive emergency aid.  With the economic conditions of recent years, the 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.   CCCPAAA is the only Penn State Alumni Association affiliate group to provide this type of assistance to Penn State students in need.    Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association Emergency Grant Fund  Code SXXA2.   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

7.      SAVE THESE DATES

·NOVEMBER CHAPTER HAPPY HOUR

Date:  Friday, November 14, 2014

Location: Duffy’s Tavern, Boalsburg, PA

Time:  5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

·PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OF CENTRAL PA NUTCRACKER REHEARSAL

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where:  3006 Research Drive, Suite D-1, State College

·CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER PSU vs. MICHIGAN STATE TAILGATE

Date:  Saturday, November 29, 2014

Where: West Stadium Lot # 1011

·MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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

Linda Rohrer will provide sign up details in January 2015 for the Accepted Students Program and 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.

8.      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.

Engineering Alumni Tailgate

October 24th, 2014

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Hello All Centre County Chapter Members —

I would like to invite everyone to join us for the 4th Annual College of Engineering Alumni Tailgate and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 1st before the PSU vs. MD game. The event is sponsored by the College of Engineering Alumni Society and all proceeds benefit the society’s endowed scholarship fund.

Enjoy a hearty tailgate buffet and show your support for Penn State engineering students by bidding on items in the silent auction to benefit the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society Endowed Scholarship Fund. This year we are having our tailgate at the fabulous Pegula Ice Arena, 3½ hours before kick-off (Time TBD), the cost: $25 for adults, $10 for children 13 and older; children 12 and under are free, $10 for Penn State students
Engineering students will host games and activities for the kids.

You don’t have to be an engineering alumni to join us for a great time.

For more information or questions, contact Jennifer Theiss at jtheiss@engr.psu.edu or Dale at dhoff128@comcast.net.

You may register online: www.engr.psu.edu/tailgate.

Hope to see you there!
Dale Hoffman, EE 72
Vice President, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society

PSU Wrestling at BJC

October 19th, 2014
Deadline to respond for tickets is this Friday, October 24, 2014! Join your Centre County Alumni a Wrestling Event at the BJC.
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Centre County Chapter Tailgate Saturday, November 29th

October 19th, 2014
Don’t miss it! Centre County Chapter’s Tailgate on Saturday, November 29!!! Join your fellow Chapter members for some fun before the game.
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Centre County Nittany News – October 2014

October 6th, 2014

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Here’s a brief overview for 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.       COMMUNITY GARDEN – Our Community Garden removal will be on Saturday October 18, 2014 at 9:00am.  The location and parking is on the cloverleaf at University Drive and E. College Ave (on the State College side and approach from Stadium side on University Drive).  Rain or shine so be prepared.  The annuals will be removed, the plastic pulled up and garden raked. Since it is not known whether the WPC truck will be there, if you have a garden shovel or bow rake that fits in your trunk we may need it. Please contact Marti Duffy to let her know if you can make help. Contact Marti by email at martifd@hotmail.com  or phone  814-308-8948.  We may have some of the Remax Realtors who have been doing the weeding come join the fun.  The more hands the quicker everyone gets to their Saturday activities (no game weekend).

2.       CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER OCTOBER HAPPY HOUR – Our October Happy Hour will be this Friday, October 10, 2014 at Local Whiskey,  107 East Beaver Avenue, State College from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Join your fellow Chapter members for a fun evening talking about old times and chapter events.

3.       COMMUNITY SERVICE NEWS from Al Landis – ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN-UP for 2014 has been postponed until November or next spring.   Along with a Facebook announcement, anyone who participated in the highway clean-up in the past will receive an email with the date and times.  I know everyone will be disappointed over the delay but please don’t lose any sleep.  We will be back cleaning up the University Drive Extension soon.

4.       PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OF CENTRAL PA NUTCRACKER  REHERSAL – Centre County Chapter Members have been invited to the Performing Arts School of Central PA Nutcracker Rehearsal by one of our great board members, Ron Frear.  The event will be 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.

5.       MARK YOUR CALENDARS – PLANS ARE UNDERWAY FOR A CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER TAILGATE – Plans are in the early stages for a Centre County Chapter Tailgate to be held before the Michigan State-Penn State football game on Saturday, November 29th. The tailgate site will be near the Stadium.  Watch the next newsletter for details and plan to join us for some tailgate fun, even if you are not planning on going to the game.

6.       HOMECOMING 2014…..We had a great turnout of CCCPSAA members to march in the Homecoming Parade on September 26th as we honored our traditions and carried our pride!  The parade and post-parade party got everyone in the mood for a festive weekend.  Special thanks to member Amy Farkas who continues to organize this event for the chapter.  Amy steps up every year to help out and her efforts are greatly appreciated.    Thanks again Amy for a task well done!

7.       SAVE THESE DATES

  • OCTOBER CHAPTER HAPPY HOUR

Date:  Friday, October 10, 2014

Location: Local Whiskey (The bar above the Phyrst), 107 East Beaver Avenue, State College, PA 16801

Time:  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

·         COMMUNITY GARDEN PLANT REMOVAL AND CLEAN-UP

Date: Saturday October 18, 2014

Location: University Drive Cloverleaf

Time:  9:00 a.m. Rain or Shine

PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OF CENTRAL PA NUTCRACKER REHEARSAL

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where:  3006 Research Drive, Suite D-1, State College

·         CENTRE COUNTY CHAPTER TAILGATE

Date:  Saturday, November 29th.

*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.

  8.      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.

 

CLASSICAL COFFEEHOUSE Tuesday, September 30 @ 8 pm Hintz Alumni Center’s Robb Hall

September 22nd, 2014

Coffeehouse 2014