Ivy Leaf - Spring 2004

Making History

Students Give Thanks to Penn State Altoona with First Class Gift to College

Long after they sing the alma mater and turn their tassels at graduation, the impact of the Class of 2004 will be felt at Penn State Altoona. They will be remembered as the first class to honor the College with a class gift.

The Class of 2004 has designated the creation of a garden near the Community Arts Center as its gift to the College. It is the first class gift received by Penn State Altoona.

The garden will surround a gazebo to be constructed with funds provided by Altoona resident and Alumni Society Board member Helen Christodoulos '68, '71g.

"It is important that we remember what has made us the people we are. Penn State Altoona has not only educated me, but given me a lifetime of experiences, and this class gift is just our way of saying 'thank you' to our College." — David Przygoda, senior class president '04

Students graduating with bachelor's and associate degrees in May, August and December 2004 were invited to contribute to the class gift project by designating the balance of their general deposits to Penn State Altoona or making an outright gift. Contributions will continue to be received throughout the remainder of the year.