Show your Blue & White pride by volunteering with CCCPSAA


84158135_10158007747234330_9157495480576376832_n--1-No matter what your interests, skills,or passions are, there's likely a corresponding volunteer opportunity with the Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. Those looking for ongoing volunteer opportunities are encouraged to consider joining a chapter committee (see list to the right). Other volunteer needs arise throughout the year as the chapter organizes and participates in events througout the Centre Region. If you are interested in getting involved with CCCPSAA but don't no where to start, simply send an email to and we're happy to share some ideas with you. 


In addition to special events, the chapter welcomes volunteers for the following annual traditions:


download--2-Spend A Summer Day
Each year, CCCPSAA volunteers assist Penn State Admissions with the Spend A Summer Day series. Spend A Summer Day is an opportunity for future Penn Staters and their families to spend a day on the University Park campus and learn about academic programs, student life opportunities, and general information about life in State College. Our volunteers serve in several roles, especially as navigation guides stationed throughout campus.
Contact: Marti Franklin Duffy, 


A Night At The Races

One of the chapter's signature events, A Night At The Races is a joint event with the Penn State Alumni Association. The event benefits THON and the Centre County Chapter's local scholarship fund. Leading up to the event, chapter volunteers sell "horses" (you even get to name your own horse!), event tickets, and sponsorships. The big event features dinner, auctions, raffles, and of course, the horse races. 
Contact: Marti Franklin Duffy,



The Centre County Chapter proudly participates in Penn State's annual Homecoming Parade each fall and competes with other alumni chapters for best parade contributions. Homecoming volunteers develop the chapter's theme and create corrsponding parade decorations. The Homecoming team walks in the parade (tossing out candy, of course!) and ends the night at the Hintz Alumni Center where they attend an exclusive reception with alumni chapters from across the country.
Contact: Amy Farkas, 


Football Button Booth
Citizens Bank's blue football buttons have become a game day tradition in Happy Valley. The Centre County Chapter operates a booth during home football Saturdays that distributes the classic blue buttons (those taking a button are asked to consider making an optional donation to the chapter's causes). In the months leading up to football season, chapter volunteers collect non-perishable food items to build up our button inventory (we trade Citizens Bank food for buttons; they then donate the food to local food banks). 
Contact: Grace Long,  




Join a committee...

Chapter members are invited to serve on a variety of committees that organize and oversee chapter events, activities, and initiatives. For more information about a committee, please feel free to reach a corresponding representative via the contact information below:


Manages and maintains chapter membership records

Happy Hour
Coordinates the chapter's popular series of monthly happy hours at local restaurants, bars, and other establishments


Identifies and coordinates special events and activities for chapter members; many of these events support the chapter's scholarshiop programs and other Penn State initiatives, such as THON


Marketing, Website & Social Media
Develops and manages content for the chapter's website, social media, and newsletter, as well as other marketing outreach and communications initiatives