WE ARE...the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association!


As Penn Staters, we’re familiar with that special moment when traveling anywhere in the world and we run into somebody else sporting a Penn State t-shirt, hat, or bumper sticker. It’s not uncommon to start a conversation and feel like you’re talking with an old friend instead of a total stranger. That’s the power of the Penn State community. And one of the few things more special than meeting fellow Penn Staters around the globe is living in an area where the Penn State community is literally your own neighborhood.

We’re the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association — the hometown chapter of Penn State’s global alumni network. Built on blue and white pride, our chapter not only shares a common affiliation but also assists in welcoming, mentoring, and celebrating future generations of Penn Staters, no matter where they call home. You’ll see our members volunteering during Penn State Admissions’ Spend A Summer Day recruitment initiative. You’ll hear our members as they cheer on the Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium, Rec Hall, Bryce Jordan Center, Pegula Ice Arena, and everywhere else Penn State athletes compete. And when you’re walking along College Avenue, you may unknowingly be walking right next to student whose college experience is positively impacted by our scholarships and grants.


As chapter president, I am excited to lead this outstanding organization as we come together and re-energize our mission to connect and engage local Penn Staters. We’re investing in new events and activities, enhancing our existing engagements with the University, and actively growing our chapter to welcome all members of the local Penn State community. Join us and discover why there’s something extra special about being a Penn State alum in Centre County.


— Marti Franklin Duffy, President