Welcome from the Alumni Society
Dear Alumni and Friends of Penn State Altoona,
It is with great pride that I serve you as President of the Penn State Altoona Alumni Society! Our Society, which represents over 34,000 alumni across the nation and around the world, has turned its primary focus to raising funds for student scholarships, supporting charitable causes, and giving back to the Penn State Altoona community. Our priorities also include expanding our Society’s alumni programs and services.
Our inaugural Winter Plunge in 2013 raised over $13,000 for student scholarships at Penn State Altoona and Penn State Altoona Benefitting THON. The portion donated to Penn State Altoona Benefitting THON helped push our students’ efforts over the $100,000 mark, a total never before seen by a Commonwealth Campus!
Riding the momentum of Winter Plunge, the Alumni Society Board approved the creation of a Trustee Matching Scholarship with a gift of $60,000. This scholarship will provide much-needed aid to Penn State Altoona students, in perpetuity.
Our list of activities and efforts does not stop at Winter Plunge. Our Board assists in the operation of Alumni Weekend, which welcomes Penn State Altoona alums back to Ivyside for a weekend of education and fun. During finals weeks, we provide snacks for students at various locations on campus. Our Board is also very active in local highway cleanup, student move-in days, student career panels, campus open houses, and numerous other community activities.
It is safe to say that our Alumni Society Board represents you well! As the Board and its activities continue to grow, we seek volunteers to serve on our Board and its committees. If you are interested in providing leadership, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations office.
For the Glory!