NEWS AND EVENTS
The bowl-a-thon is a family-fun event. Proceeds benefit campus scholarships and projects.
ALLE-KISKI ALUMNI SOCIETY MEETING
6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16,
Penn State New Kensington Conference Center
All students, alumni and friends, especially recent Penn State graduates living in the Alle-Kiski Valley, are encouraged to attend the meeting and become involved in society activities. For more information, email email@example.com or call 724-334-6049. For more about AKS, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Alumni/alumorg.htm online.
ALLE-KISKI SOCIETY FULFILLS $26,000 PLEDGE A YEAR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
Alumni group increases its scholarship endowment to $77,000
Drawing upon the receipts from its record-breaking bowl-a-thon and alumni golf scramble, the Alle-Kiski Society of the Penn State Alumni Association fulfilled its $26,000 pledge to the For the Future campaign, a year ahead of schedule. The society made the final installment of $12,000 at its June meeting. The donation increases the principle of its Alle-Kiski Society Endowed Scholarship from $51,000 to $77,000. Profits of $9,400 from the 2012 scramble and $6,000 from the April bowl-a-thon fueled the early closing of the pledge. The philanthropic action was a response to a request by Roger Williams, executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association, for local alumni chapters and campus societies to accelerate the growth of their individual endowments during the University's fundraising effort, "For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students." The Alle-Kiski Society is believed to be the first alumni group to to complete its commitment.
The society’s scholarship was established in 1992 at Penn State New Kensington with an initial principal of $15,000. Six years later, it was fully endowed at $25,000. Endowed gifts are held by the University in perpetuity. The initial gift is invested and only a portion of the average annual investment return is spent. The remaining income is added to the principal as protection against inflation. The first campus recipient, Pat Neil, received a $500 scholarship. This year, the society awarded $3,600 in scholarships to three New Kensington campus students – Joshua Swinehart of Spring Church; Jennifer Phillips of Vandergrift; and Caitlyn Cody of Leechburg. Since 1998, the Alle-Kiski Society has awarded $36,000 to 45 students.
In addition to fundraising, the Alle-Kiski Society engages in various campus projects throughout the year, interacting with former and current students by sponsoring social events and other networking activities. During the spring semester, the society donated $500 for a reception that recognized more than 100 campus students for their academic and extracurricular accomplishments and hosted an alumni social after a New Kensington Lions basketball game. Alumni are encouraged to connect with fellow Penn Staters at the society’s monthly meetings held 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the campus or at off-campus venue. The next meeting is set for Aug. 19 at Rocco’s Bar n Grill on Sixth Avenue in Tarentum, Pa. For more about alumni activities, contact Bill Woodard, campus liaison, at 724-334-6049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lion greets alumni and friends at the 2012 Alumni Golf Scramble.
The event raised a record $9,400 that helped AKS fulfill its pledge a year early.
OFFICE OF ALUMNI AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
The Alumni and Public Relations office manages the campus' relationship with the news media across the region and produces news and information about events, people and activities at the campus. The office focuses on achievement by students and research accomplishments and expertise of faculty. The department develops and markets news articles and story ideas to local media, assists with media interviews, and connects media with campus experts. In addition, the office produces various alumni news publications such as the PSNK Newswire, a free weekly electronic newswire about campus events that is delivered to you via e-mail every Thursday; and "Campus Philanthrophy," a newsmagazine for campus donors. You can sign-up for newswire service at: http://newswires.psu.edu/.
Bill Woodard, Alumni and Public Relations Specialist
147 Conference Center
- Alumni and Friends