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  • To assist in promoting the best interests of Penn State Altoona and the University;
  • To maintain and enhance the prestige and tradition of the college;
  • To assist in the recruitment of new students;
  • To assist in securing gifts for the college, and to expand the annual giving program among alumni.

Role at Penn State Altoona

  • The Alumni Society offers programs, events, and activities that meet the social, cultural, educational, and professional development needs of constituents.
  • Alumni programming at Penn State Altoona is divided into five specific areas: programs and events, student interaction, philanthropy, community service, and young alumni and parents

The Society's Constituents
Officially: "All persons who have attended Penn State Altoona a semester or term or more and who have completed work in any of the University courses requiring at least two years for completion; or persons who have attended Penn State and reside within the service area of Penn State Altoona."

  • Approximately 7,600 Penn State alumni reside in Blair County
  • Five-county service area: Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Somerset
  • Approximately 30,000 Penn State Altoona alumni reside around the U.S.

Current Board Composition

  • Individuals may serve two consecutive three-year terms
  • Officers whose terms have expired remain on the Board until service concludes

Responsibilities of Individual Board Members

  • Attend meetings
  • Participate in events
  • Promote events to others
  • Serve as an ambassador of the college in the community
  • Encourage philanthropic support of Penn State Altoona
  • Recruit new Board members

For more information regarding the Penn State Altoona Alumni Society or to become more involved, please contact Penn State Altoona's Associate Director of Stewardship C. David Kimmel at 814-949-5498 or email