Penn State Lives Here! Students, faculty, and staff gathered to show their Penn State pride on Monday, October 14, 2013, at the unfurling of the college's "Penn State Lives Banner" outside the Adler Athletic Complex. Similar banners were presented at all other Penn State locations as part of a University-wide effort. Give-aways included t-shirts, buttons, door hangers, window clings, and free Creamery ice cream!
Move- In Day 2013 went off without a hitch August 22, as Penn State Altoona welcomed 750 first year students to its residence halls, and approximately 1400 total first-year students to campus. It was a busy weekend for first-year students as they acclimated themselves to Penn State Altoona. Between Lion Chats, student services panels, academic meetings, and straight talk with faculty, students participated in Convocation, ice cream socials, the Friends for Life event and class photo, tie-dying, and a glow dance party. 365 took part in Voluntoona Saturday morning, a community-service effort. Students helped out at organizations such as the Humane Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Altoona Public Works, Easter Seals, and Epworth Manor. Each event and activity was a great opportunity for students to make a connection to the campus, meet others, and start their semester off on a positive note.
It was a lovely day to graduate! The sun was shining for the class of 2013 as they enjoyed their commencement ceremony, held Saturday, May 4 at the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona. About 230 of the 275 graduates attended the ceremony, at which Roger L. Williams, executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association and associate vice president, alumni relations, was the speaker.
The second class of Sheetz Fellows was inducted during a special ceremony in the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence on February 16, 2013. All six inductees share an academic focus on management and marketing. Five of the six are also pursuing a course of study in entrepreneurship.
A water temperature of 33.5 degrees could not deter approximately eight-five Penn State Altoona students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends from taking a Winter Plunge into the waters of Canoe Creek State Park on January 27, 2013.
Organized by the college's Alumni Society, the inaugural frosty fundraiser was all in good fun, with net proceeds benefitting the Society's scholarship program and Penn State Altoona Benefitting THON. Sheetz, Inc. was the title sponsor of the event.
C. David Kimmel, associate director of alumni relations and stewardship, said net proceeds from pledges and sponsorships totaled over $12,000.
It was a busy day full of excitement and energy as nearly 550 freshman moved onto the Penn State Altoona campus for the fall 2012 semester. Live entertainment, Creamery ice cream, and family activities took place while volunteers from the college helped move students in to their residence hall rooms. Following move-in, Penn State Altoona welcomed the class of 2016 with a weekend full of orientation events and activities from convocation to community service, tie-dying, and dancing.
Penn State Altoona held its spring commencement ceremony Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. Mike Reid, Penn State graduate, former Cincinnati Bengal football player, and singer/songwriter gave the commencement address and also played the piano and sang "This Road," which he re-wrote for this specific occasion.