Event Recaps

Earth Day Park Clean-Up – A Success!

To celebrate Earth Day this year, a few of us got together (with our dogs!) to pick up trash at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

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Blue and White Game 2019 at the Blue Beet – Recap

About 20 Chapter members and visitors gathered to cheer on the Blue and the White this past Saturday at the Blue Beet in Newport Beach.

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St Patrick’s Day Happy Hour – Thursday, March 14, 2019

As is our local Penn State alumni tradition, we gather a couple of days early to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  This past Thursday night, we brought our Penn State & Irish spirit to Muldoon’s in Newport Beach.

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Penn State Student Acceptance Reception Recap

This week three of our board members (Anna, Valerie and Katie) attended the Penn State Student Acceptance Reception at the Costa Mesa Marriott! It was so fun to meet prospective students and parents, and share tips, insights and information about what it’s like to attend Penn State.

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B1G Bowling Challenge Recap

On Sunday, February 10th, alumni from 12/14 B1G schools got together at Gable House Bowl in Torrance, CA for a fun afternoon of bowling and prizes.

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VRBO Citrus Bowl 2019 Recap

We were so excited to kick off the new year with fellow Penn Staters! On January 1, the OCIEA Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association (OC PSU) hosted two Citrus Bowl viewing parties: one at JT Schmid’s in Tustin and the other at the Blue Beet in Newport Beach.

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Our Holiday Mix & Mingle Networking Event Recap

A good time was had by all at the OCIEA Holiday Mix & Mingle Networking Event on December 11, 2018 at The Blue Beet in Newport Beach.

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Ending the Season with Creamery Ice Cream and a W

Each year we ship Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream to Orange County to celebrate the end of the football season and to bring a bit of Penn State closer to our local alumni!

We had a wide variety of flavors to choose from including fan favorites Alumni Swirl, Bittersweet Mint, WPSU Coffee Break, Peachy Paterno, Peanut Butter Swirl, Death By Chocolate, Keeney Beany Chocolate, and a special seasonal flavor Apple Cobbler Crunch.

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Thanksgiving Dinners Donated to 430+ Families in OC

As is our chapter tradition, throughout November we collected donations (both food & monetary) for the Orange County Basket Brigade.

Since 1995, this wonderful organization has been helping to provide all the necessities of a Thanksgiving meal which are given to families in need. This year we collected several bags of food (we had two full Trader Joe’s bags from Blue Beet alone) and over $250 from Penn State fans at JT Schmid’s and The Blue Beet.

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Happy 32nd Birthday to Us! A Recap of our Celebration

We turn 32 today! Yesterday we had a great time at both of our viewing locations, celebrating our birthday as well as the people who founded the Chapter 32 years ago. And Penn State beat Wisconsin, so that was a nice cherry on top!

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