Centre County Nittany News – February 2018


February Happy Hour at Champs North Atherton

Join us at Champs North Atherton, 1611 N Atherton St., State College on Friday, February 9 from 5 to 7 pm.

The Centre County Chapter provides appetizers. Bring some friends along with you to join the chapter. There is a $5 charge for guests who are not members, which is waived if you become a member. Membership forms will be available.


Planning Meeting: A Night at the Races Fundraiser

Thursday, February 1 at 3 pm
Hintz Alumni Center

Our next scholarship fundraiser is scheduled for mid-May and we need your help to make it a success!

A NIGHT AT THE RACES is fun night of horse racing that will include a dinner buffet, rip-tickets, an auction and more. There are many talents needed and ways to get involved.
For more information, contact Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com.


THON Mail Call Package Assembly Workshop

Sunday, February 4 at 1:30 pm
Thoroughbred Crossing Club House
3301 Shellers Bend, State College

Every THON dancer since 2012 has received at least one package during Mail Call, thanks to the Centre County Chapter’s dancer package drive. We look forward to continuing that tradition this year.

On Sunday, February 4 we will fill boxes with toys, puzzles, games, and notes to lift the dancers’ sprits. The process takes only a couple hours, and we’ll be finished well before kickoff of the Super Bowl. Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Janet Campolongo at jhr13@psu.edu.
Go State! Beat Cancer!  


Penn State Board of Trustees Nominations

The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association encourages you to get involved in the PSU Board of Trustees election process. Hopefully, by now you have received a nomination ballot for the 2018 election. Nominations must be submitted by Sunday, February 25, 2018.

If you have not received a ballot, you can request one by visiting the trustee website at:
http://trustees.psu.edu/2018 election/index.html
or call the BOT office 814-865-2521.

The contact persons are:
Janine Andrews-Director , Office of the BOT/Associate Secretary
Thomas Penkala-Associate Director
Ann Wyatt-Administrative Assistant
Shelly Zeigler-Byers- Staff Assistant

Look for details about the actual election in the next newsletter.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

We are still in need of some volunteers for the Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Office Accepted Students Program. The Centre County Chapter has a strong history of providing wonderfully enthusiastic volunteers to welcome our accepted students into the Penn State family.

After prospective students receive an offer of admission, the best way to see if Penn State is the place for them, is to attend one of the Accepted Students    Programs presented by Penn State Undergraduate Admissions. Even if they have already visited campus, it is a different experience when they have received an offer of admission. Penn State Undergraduate Admissions encourages them to visit to get a better idea of what life might be like as a Penn State student.

There are still a few unfilled slots in February, several in March, and a lot in April. For more information, contact Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com.


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