Our chapter holds events throughout the year from community service beach days to holiday parties, bar tours, hiking, and everything in between. We also watch Penn State Football every game day at JT Schmid’s in Tustin and the Blue Beet in Newport Beach.
The spirit of the holidays creates a great time to meet new people, learn about their experiences, and build connections that will help you grow as an individual and professional.
On December 11 from 6:30 – 7:30pm, special guest Cheryl Bonner, Director of Career Services at Penn State, will be sharing advice and resources for building your network during the holiday season. Whether you are a longtime member of OC PSU or a local alumnus who has never attended an OC PSU event, you will have the opportunity to connect with local PSU alumni as well as soak up the best advice from Cheryl on maximizing your networking opportunities.
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.
One of the things we all miss about Penn State is Creamery Ice Cream!
Join us on Saturday, 11/24 for the Maryland game, 12:30 Pacific time, at JT Schmidt’s at The District in Tustin or Blue Beet in Newport Beach, where we’ll be serving up Creamery Ice Cream to all of our members!
At the Blue Beet we’ll have Peachy Paterno & Death by Chocolate, and to cater to the large crowd at JT Schmid’s, we will have a few more flavors to choose from like:
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.
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!
On Sunday November 18, we’re volunteering with OC Thanksgiving Basket Brigade to treat families to a full Thanksgiving dinner who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford one.
To contribute to our Thanksgiving baskets, please bring an item of food to either of our football viewing parties (at Blue Beet or JT Schmid’s in Tustin) by November 17th.
Read on to learn more about this great cause and how you can help give back!
This month our Chapter is turning 32 years old!
After a long BYE week, we’re finally getting back together this weekend (12:30pm on 10/13) to see the Penn State Nittany Lions take on the Michigan State Spartans. This game is extra special for us alumni, as it’s HOMECOMING Weekend!
For those of you who are planning on watching in Orange County this weekend, we welcome all Penn State friends and family at either of our 2 locations – both with specials for Penn State fans:
If any of you are visiting State College for the game, we encourage you to stop by CHIP & DALEGATE, which is hosted by OC PSU members Peggy & Dale Quayle. You can contact us for more details on where to find them, but you might spot them on your own if you look for a tailgate with “DALEGATE” signs & t-shirts.
We are excited to announce that our chapter has just achieved Elm Level status, which is the highest Penn State Alumni group of distinction. This means that our chapter is in the uppermost tier of all Penn State’s affiliate groups.