Due to the continued public health threat related to the global coronavirus outbreak, the Penn State Alumni Associations, Chapters, and Societies have canceled all in-person events. However, the Penn State Alumni Association and our campus and local organizations continue to develop innovative new virtual programming. Below is a list of upcoming events, please check back often as new events are added.
Northeast Regional Campus Fall 2020 Virtual Program Series
The Penn State northeast region alumni organizations – Berks, Hazleton, Schuylkill, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre– hae collaborated on an eclectic new virtual series for fall 2020. Featured topics range from writing, esports, and wine to chemistry, job interviews, vaccine development, and dance. This is a free series, open to the general public. Registration is required and those in attendance will be entered into a raffle for each program.
Monday, September 14 | 7:00 p.m.
Join us as a Penn State alumna shares her personal journey to success – as an author, speaker, and mompreneur! Get ready to be inspired to step outside of your comfort zone and fulfill your dreams.
Presenter: Sharifa Anozie, ’08, - author of the children’s book, "It’s In You: A Book for Big Dreamers"
Virtual Wine Tasting
Monday, September 21 | 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a virtual wine tasting, as we enjoy two award-winning wines from ONEHOPE Wine. Proceeds from wine purchases will benefit the Berks Student Emergency Fund.
Presenter: Crystal Barto, ONEHOPE Wine consultant, and Penn State Berks Executive Chef
From Basement Dwellers to Millionaires: How Esports Redefined a Stigma
Monday, September 28 | 7:00 p.m.
The next generation of sports is here and it’s completely digital. Learn the ins and outs of esports and how anyone, regardless of background or occupation, can be a part of and benefit from this new phenomenon.
Presenters: Chris Davis, ’19, & Matt Giombetti, ’19, co-founders, Electric City Esports
Monday, October 12 | 7:00 p.m.
Explore ways to use color-changing flames as a part of your own Halloween-themed event.
“Colorful Flame Packet” included for the first 25 people registered.
Presenters: Greglynn Gibbs, ’05, Penn State Berks research support technician & lab manager, and students from the Berks Chemistry Society
Vaccine Manufacturing (Women in STEM)
Monday, October 26 | 7:00 p.m.
Manufacturing vaccines is a complex journey. Join us in learning the process from a basic engineering perspective.
Presenter: Tiffany Veet, ’14, manager, Engineering & Continuous Improvement, Sanofi Pasteur
Successful Job Interview Strategies
Wednesday, October 28 | 7:00 p.m.
Learn what interviewers are looking for, how to prepare, and what questions you should ask and expect.
(Co-Sponsored by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Struthers Family Career Services Center)
Presenter: Dr. Jonathan U. Dougherty, ’99, ‘06G, director of Corporate Knowledge, James G. Davis Construction Corp.
Get Moving with PSU
Sunday, November 15 | 7:00 p.m.
Learn a dance and sing along to the Penn State Fight Song. This is a family-friendly event.
Presenter: Lisa Gebhardt, ’10, co-founder/owner/instructor, The Stage Dance Academy
Virtual Paint & Sip
Paint a Penn State Wooden Sign
Sunday, September 13, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.
- Option 1: $20 Provide your own supplies.
- Option 2: $40 ($10 refund) Pick up supplies.
Deadline to register Saturday, September 12, 11:00 am
- Option 3: $45 Supplies are shipped directly to you.
Deadline to register Saturday, September 5, 11:00 a.m.
Paint a Penn State Wine Glass
Sunday, October 4, 2020 | 3:00 p.m.
- Option 1: $20 Provide your own supplies (including glass).
- Option 2: $30 Pick up supplies (includes glass) or $25 (glass not included).
Deadline to register Saturday, October 3, 11:00 am
- Option 3: $30 Supplies are shipped directly to you (glass not included).
Deadline to register Saturday, September 26, 11:00 a.m.
Join artist Heather Butler, of Created by Corks & Canvas, and fellow Penn Staters for a night of art and libation! Heather will guide participants in creating special Penn State-inspired arts and crafts from the comfort of your own home. All proceeds to benefit the Robert P. Swank Scholarship at Penn State Schuylkill.
Please note that the registration deadlines for these events are based on the option selected.
2021: Save the Date!
BINGO for Schuylkill Benefiting THON
Sunday, January 17
Penn State Day at Knobels
Saturday, May 15
2021 Penn State Alumni Golf Tournament
Sunday, July 25
For more information about any upcoming event, contact Patty Shoener at [email protected] or 570-385-6262.