2018 Centre County Chapter Annual Meeting

May 16th, 2018
Join us for the 2018 Centre County Chapter Annual Meeting!

When:  Sunday, June 3, 2018 starting at 2:00pm
Where:  Blue Course Hawbaker Pavilion
Catered by Hog Fathers
Games, Contests, Prizes
Cost $25 per person, cash bar
Children under 12 free

You Can Purchase Your Tickets Below or Send a Check to:

CCCPSAA
P.O. Box 10082
State College, PA 16805-0082

2018 Annual Meeting


CENTRE COUNTY NITTANY NEWS MAY 2018

April 30th, 2018

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PSU CENTER COUNTY ALUMNI CHAPTER MEMBERS
Please be informed that membership renewals will be due in June.
You will be receiving an email invoice in May for your renewal payment. The email will include the new 2018-2019 membership form. The form can be printed from the email or the chapter web site. (www.psucentre.org).
You can send the form along with your renewal payment to the Chapter PO Box, or you can use the Credit Card / Pay Pal/ Procedure that many of you have used in the past.
Some members have already paid in advance and will NOT be receiving an email invoice.
Your response will be greatly appreciated.
Your Membership Committee

Join the CCCPSAA May 12, 2018 for a Penn State Baseball Tailgate and Game!!!

Game is at 1 pm so we will meet in the parking lot at 11 am!
$5 per person donation.

A Night at the Races

Friday, May 18
Knights of Columbus
850 Stratford Drive, State College

Doors open at 6:00 pm Races start at 7:00 pm
Admission $25
MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND
Benefits: THON and Centre County Chapter Scholarships
A NIGHT AT THE RACES is fun night of horse racing that includes a beef & turkey dinner buffet, non alcoholic drinks, 2 cocktail tickets and 1 horse; Additional horses available for $10 each.
NEW this year: Wear a beautiful or crazy hat to win a prize!
To purchase tickets call: 814-865-6516, or if you would like to sell tickets for the event, contact Carol Alerich at clalerich@gmail.com.

May Happy Hour at Home D Pizzeria

Meet us at Home D Pizzeria, 1820 S Atherton St.
on Friday, May 11 from 5 to 7 pm.
Weather permitting, we will be on the patio!

Enjoy Home D’s large selection of micro brews, including their own Robin Hood Brewing Co. Meet good friends, old and new! The Centre County Chapter provides appetizers. There is a $5 charge for non-members, which is waived with paid membership.  Membership forms will be available.

Don’t Forget Sunday, June 3, 2018 is the CCCPSAA Annual Meeting and PICNIC!!!!!

2 pm
Hawbaker Pavilion Penn State Blue Course
Catered by Hog Fathers
Games, Contests, Prizes
Cost $25 per person, cash bar
Children under 12 free

Calling All Spend a Summer Day Volunteers!

Spend a Summer Day events are open houses designed to help prospective students and their families learn about admissions, academics, and student life at Penn State. The Centre County Chapter has a long history of providing the most enthusiastic volunteers to guide and assist event participants!

2018 Spend a Summer Day dates are:
Friday, July 20,
Monday, July 23,
Tuesday, July 24,
Thursday, July 26,
Friday, July 27, and
Monday, July 30

If you are interested in participating please email Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com with  your shirt size (if you don’t already have one,) and your name for a name tag (again, if you don’t already have one,) along with your contact email address and phone number!

Save The Dates:

 Happy Hour:

Home D Pizzeria

1820 S Atherton St., State College

Friday, May 11

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 Centre County Chapter

Penn State Baseball

Tailgate & Game

Saturday, May 12

11:00 am

A Night At The Races

Knights of Columbus

850 Stratford Dr., State College

Friday, May 18

6:00 pm

To purchase tickets call:

814-865-6516.

 Centre County Chapter

Annual Meeting and Picnic

Penn State Golf Course Pavilion

Sunday, June 3

**Note change of date**

2:00 pm

Spend a Summer Day

Friday, July 20,

Monday, July 23,

Tuesday, July 24,

Thursday, July 26,

Friday, July 27, and

Monday, July 30

 

2018 COACHES CARAVAN

April 26th, 2018

coachesJames Franklin headlines the 2018 Penn State Coaches Caravan, and there’s still time to register for stops in New York City (May 8), Philadelphia (May 9), and Washington, D.C. (May 10).  

In addition to Franklin, hear firsthand updates from Penn State all-star coaches Patrick Chambers, Charlene Morett-Curtiss, and Russ Rose, and Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour.

Register now for New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., and learn why and how Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics is one of the premier athletic programs in the country.

As a benefit of membership, registration is open only to members of either the Penn State Alumni Association or Nittany Lion Club, and each member who registers can bring a guest at the member price. To join the Penn State Alumni Association, visit alumni.psu.edu/join. For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club, visit NittanyLionClub.com or call 1-800-NITTANY.

Scheduled to appear at each event:

James Franklin (head coach, football)

  • Big Ten championship (2016)
  • Fiesta Bowl victory (2017)
  • Consecutive 11-win seasons (2016, 2017)

Patrick Chambers (head coach, men’s basketball)

  • NIT championship (2018)
  • Outscored opponents by 10.4 points per game during NIT run (2018)
  • 26 wins, second-best in program history (2017–18)

Charlene Morrett-Curtiss (head coach, field hockey)

  • 500-plus career wins
  • Inductee of USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Inductee of National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame

Russ Rose (head coach, women’s volleyball)

  • Claimed seven national championships
  • Led team to 16 Big Ten titles
  • Has won 1,200-plus matches

Sandy Barbour (Director of Athletics)

  • Recipient of National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Under Armour AD of the Year Award (2016–17)
  • Forbes recently listed Barbour at No. 13 on its list of The Most Powerful Women in U.S. Sports
  • Penn State teams won seven Big Ten championships in 2016–17

Jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club, this will be the sixth edition of the Penn State Coaches Caravan.

Questions?
For more information, visit the Alumni Association’s website at alumni.psu.edu, contact us at 800-548-LION (5466), option 4, during business hours, or email alumni-events@psu.edu.

Centre County Chapter NITTANY NEWS March 2018

February 27th, 2018

Night at the races

Penn State Undergraduate Admissions

Accepted Students Program

Volunteer opportunities remain available for the Undergraduate Admissions Office Accepted Students Program.

After prospective students receive an offer of admission, the best way to see if Penn State is the place for them, is to attend one of the Accepted Students Programs

presented by Undergraduate Admissions, who encourages them to visit to get a

better idea of what life might be like as a Penn State student.

There are still unfilled slots in March and April. For more information, contact Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com

Friday 3/16/2018

Monday 3/19/2018

Monday 3/26/2018

Thursday 3/29/2018

Friday 3/30/2018

Monday 4/2/2018

Monday 4/9/2018

Friday 4/13/2018

Monday 4/16/2018

Friday 4/20/2018

Monday 4/23/2018

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Coming in May: A Night at the Races Fundraiser

Friday, May 18

Knights of Columbus

650 Stratford Drive

Doors open at 6:00 pm Races start at 7:00 pm

Admission $25

MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND

Benefits: THON and

Centre County Chapter

Scholarships

A NIGHT AT THE RACES is fun night of horse racing that includes a beef & turkey dinner buffet, non alcoholic drinks, 2 cocktail tickets and 1 horse; Additional horses available for $10 each.

To purchase tickets call: 814-865-6516, or if you would like to sell

tickets for the event, contact Carol Alerich at clalerich@gmail.com.

Penn State Federal Now Offering Scholarships 

Penn State Federal is now offering scholarships to graduating high school seniors that are members of the Credit Union. Your membership in the Centre County Chapter qualifies you for membership with PSFCU!

Get the application details at

https://www.pennstatefederal.com/scholarship.php

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March Happy Hour at Bill Pickle’s Tap Room

Our March Happy Hour will be at Bill Pickle’s Tap Room

106 South Allen St. on Friday, March 9 from 5 to 7 pm.

The Centre County Chapter provides appetizers. Bring some friends along with you to join the chapter. There is a $5 charge for guests who are not members, which is waived if you become a member.

Tickets to our upcoming fundraiser, A Night at the Races will be available at Happy Hour. Bring cash or checks to get yours!

Membership forms will be available.

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In & Around The Community

Evan Pugh’s Penn State:

America’s Model Agricultural College
Presented by Roger L. Williams
Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center
March 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm
For more information, visit
http://www.centrehistory.org/event/evanpugh/
Presented by
Centre County Historical Society

“A Toast to Four Diamonds”

Conquering Childhood Cancer

Friday, March 23 at the Hershey Lodge
A Chocolate, Beer and Wine Tasting Event
with Jordan Hill, Miss Pennsylvania Katie Schreckengast, And the Colby Bubb Four Diamonds Family
Get your tickets at psucapitalarea.org

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Save The Dates:

Happy Hour:
Bill Pickle’s Tap Room

106 S. Allen St., State College
Friday, March 9
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm

 Undergraduate Admissions

Accepted Students Program

Friday 3/16/2018
Monday 3/19/2018
Monday 3/26/2018
Thursday 3/29/2018
Friday 3/30/2018
Monday 4/2/2018
Monday 4/9/2018
Friday 4/13/2018
Monday 4/16/2018
Friday 4/20/2018
Monday 4/23/2018

 Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College

Presented by Roger L. Williams
Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center
Sunday, March 25
2:00 pm

  A Night At The Races

Knights of Columbus
650 Stratford Dr., State College
Friday, May 18
6:00 pm
To purchase tickets call:
814-865-6516, or if you would like to sell
tickets for the event, contact Carol Alerich at clalerich@gmail.com.

 

Centre County Nittany News – February 2018

January 28th, 2018

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February Happy Hour at Champs North Atherton

Join us at Champs North Atherton, 1611 N Atherton St., State College on Friday, February 9 from 5 to 7 pm.

The Centre County Chapter provides appetizers. Bring some friends along with you to join the chapter. There is a $5 charge for guests who are not members, which is waived if you become a member. Membership forms will be available.

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Planning Meeting: A Night at the Races Fundraiser

Thursday, February 1 at 3 pm
Hintz Alumni Center

Our next scholarship fundraiser is scheduled for mid-May and we need your help to make it a success!

A NIGHT AT THE RACES is fun night of horse racing that will include a dinner buffet, rip-tickets, an auction and more. There are many talents needed and ways to get involved.
For more information, contact Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com.

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THON Mail Call Package Assembly Workshop

Sunday, February 4 at 1:30 pm
Thoroughbred Crossing Club House
3301 Shellers Bend, State College

Every THON dancer since 2012 has received at least one package during Mail Call, thanks to the Centre County Chapter’s dancer package drive. We look forward to continuing that tradition this year.

On Sunday, February 4 we will fill boxes with toys, puzzles, games, and notes to lift the dancers’ sprits. The process takes only a couple hours, and we’ll be finished well before kickoff of the Super Bowl. Hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Janet Campolongo at jhr13@psu.edu.
Go State! Beat Cancer!  

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Penn State Board of Trustees Nominations

The Centre County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association encourages you to get involved in the PSU Board of Trustees election process. Hopefully, by now you have received a nomination ballot for the 2018 election. Nominations must be submitted by Sunday, February 25, 2018.

If you have not received a ballot, you can request one by visiting the trustee website at:
http://trustees.psu.edu/2018 election/index.html
or call the BOT office 814-865-2521.

The contact persons are:
Janine Andrews-Director , Office of the BOT/Associate Secretary
Thomas Penkala-Associate Director
Ann Wyatt-Administrative Assistant
Shelly Zeigler-Byers- Staff Assistant

Look for details about the actual election in the next newsletter.

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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

We are still in need of some volunteers for the Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Office Accepted Students Program. The Centre County Chapter has a strong history of providing wonderfully enthusiastic volunteers to welcome our accepted students into the Penn State family.

After prospective students receive an offer of admission, the best way to see if Penn State is the place for them, is to attend one of the Accepted Students    Programs presented by Penn State Undergraduate Admissions. Even if they have already visited campus, it is a different experience when they have received an offer of admission. Penn State Undergraduate Admissions encourages them to visit to get a better idea of what life might be like as a Penn State student.

There are still a few unfilled slots in February, several in March, and a lot in April. For more information, contact Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com.

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Flu shots, Tamiflu recommended by health officials as flu season continues

January 22nd, 2018

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Stay healthy by following tips to reduce risks of spreading illness
January 19, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The spread of the flu continues through the winter months, and health officials at Penn State strongly recommend the antiviral medication Tamiflu for those at high risk for flu complications. Tamiflu is available at the University Health Services Pharmacy on the University Park campus. At this time, UHS is able to meet the demand for services for students who are diagnosed with the flu.

Students are especially at risk for respiratory illnesses because of constant exposure through common living spaces, classrooms, shared restrooms and social activities.

Stay healthy during flu season

During cold and flu season, students should be exceptionally mindful of their personal health and hygiene routines. Following the tips below may limit the spread of germs and prevent illness on campus.

— Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing; use your upper sleeve to cover your cough, not your hand.

— Wash hands frequently and efficiently. Students should wash hands with warm water and soap for 15-20 seconds (two rounds of the “Happy Birthday” song). When unable to wash with soap and water students should use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

— Avoid sharing food and drinks, engaging in drinking games, or participating in other activities that may result in saliva exposure.

— Stay home from school or work when you are sick to rest and limit the spread of illness to others.

Further information about flu symptoms, prevention and treatment can be found on the University Health Services website.

Flu vaccine still available

An annual flu vaccine is the first and most important step in preventing flu viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Rathskeller Farewell Lunch

January 2nd, 2018

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As you know one of our State College Landmarks is closing.  Our Centre County Chapter is having a farewell to the All American RATHSKELLER get together luncheon on Monday, January 8, 2018 at noon.  As they don’t take reservations, we would like to get a head count of who plans to join us for this evert so please email or call Janet Deveney at jbddale202@yahoo.com or (570) 954-4375  and let her know you are planning on attending so we can save enough tables.  (Cash bar and self-pay lunch).  Let’s give the oldest continually operating tavern in PA, since 1933 a great sendoff. 

 See you at the SKELLER!!!! 108 S Pugh St, State College, Pennsylvania.

Team Up With THON This Winter!

December 23rd, 2017
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Team Up With THONTM This Winter!

 

This winter, THON is partnering with a number of  sports teams throughout the Northeast to take on the fight against childhood cancer. A portion of the ticket sales purchased through our links will benefit THON. Check out all the upcoming events below, then join us and your fellow Penn State THON Alumni for a night sure to be full of sports and fun, For The KidsTM!

 

 

Can’t make it? Donate the price of a ticket instead and support children and families affected by childhood cancer!

 

 

 

 Devils
The New Jersey Devils

Head over to Newark, New Jersey and watch the Devils take on the Buffalo Sabres at Prudential Center on December 29th.

 

 

 Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers 

On Thursday, January 4th, the Wells Fargo Center will be recognizing the Penn State Dance Marathon and raising funds alongside us.

 

 

 

 Bears
The Hershey Bears 

Then, on Saturday, January 6th, the Giant Center in Hershey- home of the Penn State Children’s Hospital- will support our little lions as the Hershey Bears take on the Charlotte Checkers.

 

 

 

 Knicks
The New York Knicks

With one last chance to support THON, head out to the Knicks game on February 4th at Madison Square Garden for a noon game against the Atlanta Hawks.

 

 

 THON

 

 

Save the Date for a new experience!!!!

November 8th, 2017

We Are Weekend

Stamp your paw print on the calendar
for June 1–3, 2018, and plan to attend
We Are Weekend, the premier
Alumni Association summer event.

Click here to visit the Facebook event and share your favorite Penn State memories and photos, and let everyone know what’s on your must-do list when you think “We Are.”

What you need to know now:

  • Registration to open early 2018;
  • Opportunity to organize events with affiliate groups, classmates, friends, and family;
  • Customizable schedule;
  • Open and inclusive to all Penn Staters;
  • Several events will be held to celebrate and recognize the 50th Class and Penn State Pioneers.

We’ll share additional information in the coming weeks and months as we near registration. For now, mark your calendar for June 1–3, 2018, and plan to attend We Are Weekend, formerly Alumni Reunion Weekend.

October 26th, 2017

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Be a Part of the PSU Homecoming Parade!

Homecoming is right around the corner! Join the Centre County

Chapter on November 10 as we turn the blue trolley into a magical Penn State time machine! We’ll march down College Avenue with homemade Nittany Lion hats on our heads and t-shirts that proudly proclaim,

“We Are…Centre County!”

Please RSVP your attendance to Amy Farkas by November 2nd at afarkas96@yahoo.com or by phone at (814) 883-0808. Please include your graduation year in your reply.

We Are…Centre County!

We Are… Penn State!

 

 

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November Happy Hour at Champs Downtown

The Centre County Chapter invites all local Penn State alums to a happy hour on Thursday, November 16 from 5 to 7 pm at Champs Downtown, 139 S. Allen St., State College.   In addition to food and fun with your fellow alumni, we’ll be collecting for Toys For Tots. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to be registered for a prize drawing!  The Centre County Chapter provides appetizers. Bring some friends along with you to join the chapter.  There is a $5 charge for non-members which is waived if you become a member. Membership forms will be available.

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Centre County Chapter Soup Tailgate for PSU vs. Nebraska

Warm up with a bowl of delicious homemade soup at our Centre County Chapter Soup Tailgate for the game vs. Nebraska on Saturday, November 18! We’ll have a variety of hot soups and accompaniments.  Kickoff time has not yet been announced, and timing will be as follows:

If kickoff is at noon, join us following game.

For a 3:30 pm kickoff, we’ll meet at noon.

If an evening game is scheduled, we’ll meet 4 hours before kickoff.

 To find us, look for the Centre County Chapter banner in the corner of the Stadium West parking lot, just outside Gate B.  Suggested donation: $5 per person

Contact: Marti Duffy martifd@hotmail.com

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Did You Know??

Your membership in the Centre County Chapter qualifies you to join the Penn State Federal Credit Union.  Penn State Federal offers awesome benefits on vehicle and home equity loans in addition to personal banking services.    Visit them at any of their 3 branches or online at https://www.pennstatefederal.com

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Uplifting Athletes Touchdown Pledge Drive: The Results Are In!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Uplifting Athletes Touchdown Pledge Drive.  Overall, Penn Staters raised $12,644, placing 1st among all groups. The Centre County Chapter raised $680 of that, ranking first among Penn State groups.   Proceeds will support the mission of Uplifting Athletes and its charitable programs, including Rare Disease Awareness & Research and Uplifting Experiences & Leaders.

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Save The Dates:

 PSU Homecoming Parade

Registration Deadline
Thursday, November 2 

Contact: Amy Farkas at afarkas96@yahoo.com  or (814) 883-0808

Parade date: November 10

Happy Hour:
Champs Downtown
139 S. Allen St., State College
Thursday, November 16
5:00 pm — 7:00 pm

Toys For Tots collection:

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate

 Chapter Soup Tailgate

PSU vs. Nebraska
Saturday, November 18

Time TBD, depending on kickoff
Contact: Marti Duffy at martifd@hotmail.com

In The Community:

11.01 You’re invited to The Lion’s Pantry Open House Services Rd., Next to Blue Band Bldg.

4:00 – 6:00 PM

RSVP at lionspantrypsu@gmail.com

Join us for food and refreshments. Network with students from the organization

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