Alumni Society’s Winter Plunge Receives Alumni Association Award
The Penn State Altoona Alumni Society was presented the Penn State Alumni Association award in the New/Innovative Event or Program category during the 2013 Volunteer Awards Recognition Dinner on November 1 at University Park. The Alumni Society was recognized for its Winter Plunge event. Thomas J. Koehle, president of the Alumni Society, accepted a certificate and two cash awards totaling $1,500.
Approximately eighty-five Penn State Altoona students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends plunged into the waters of Canoe Creek State Park on January 27, 2013, in support of a philanthropic event that benefited the Alumni Society’s scholarship program and Penn State Altoona Benefitting THON. Net proceeds from pledges and sponsorships totaled over $13,000.
The 2014 Winter Plunge is scheduled for January 26 at Canoe Creek.