OC PSU Events & News

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.

Virtual Tailgate for PSU vs Ohio State – Saturday October 31

Fright On State!

You’re invited to join the OC / IE Area Penn State Alumni Chapter this Saturday, October 31 for a VIRTUAL TAILGATE before PSU plays Ohio State in Beaver Stadium!

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A Special Night with Gary Eberle – Recap

The beauty of virtual events is getting to meet people from other chapters. On September 24, 2020, our virtual “Evening with Gary Eberle” attracted just under 40 oenophiles from several class years and states (CA, TX, GA, PA, NJ and DC). Many were drinking the 2019 Eberle Viognier and the 2017 Eberle Estate Cabernet Sauvignon offered at a special Penn State Alumni price.

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PSU Alumni Pack Walk – Saturday October 17

Our last PSU Alumni Pack Walk was so successful we decided to schedule another one for October! Join us Saturday October 17 at 10am at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve with your friends, significant others, children and/or pups!

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We Received Elm Level Status Again for 2019-2020!

There are over 700,000 living Penn State alumni in the world. Many are represented by 140 chapters in the USA and 40 chapters internationally.  Chapters in good standing are required to complete an annual report of their  finances and year’s  activities. There are 15 categories of programs and activities from networking to social interaction and fellowship to supporting students and  THON and more.

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PSU Alumni Pack Walk Recap

Today Sunday, September 20th we hosted our first in-person event since our Cotton Bowl viewing party last December!

Decked out in our blue and white, our small group safely gathered at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve for a light hike on the trail.

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Wine Tasting with Gary Eberle – Thursday Sept. 24

Join Us for a Virtual Wine Tasting with Gary Eberle, Penn State alum and owner of Eberle Winery in Paso Robles!

Gary will be sharing Eberle’s history and teaching us about the 2019 Eberle Viognier and the 2017 Eberle Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Eberle Winery is offering a special discount just for our members for this event so you can enjoy the wine he’s going to be teaching us about!

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PSU Alumni Group Hike in Newport – Sunday Sept. 20

Tired of being cooped up? Need a little blue and white love while soaking up that vitamin D? We invite you out for a small social distancing group Sunday morning stroll around the Upper Newport Bay nature preserve!

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Virtual Movie Trivia Happy Hour – Thursday August 27

Join us for a fun round of Movie Trivia on Thursday August 27 from 7pm – 8:30pm!

We will have a variety of movie trivia for everyone to enjoy, no matter what kind of movie buff you are! In fact, we base the questions on YOUR feedback. RSVP for our event here before 6pm on Wednesday August 26 to have an advantage over the categories.

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Virtual Penn State Student Send-off was a Huge Success!

Year after year, the Annual Student Sendoff is a chapter highlight. This year, the Orange County-Inland Empire Area was faced with lemons due to COVID-19. On August 13 they were turned into lemonade for 15 students, 3 parents, 1 guest, PSAA Regional Director Misha Demchuk and 9 Board Members.

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Donate to our Scholarship Fund via Amazon Smile

Are you an Amazon.com shopper? If so, you can help us raise money for our Student Scholarship every time you check-out using our special link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-5081013

To get started, all you have to do is click the link and agree to support our chapter with your purchases.

Once it’s set up, instead of going to amazon.com, start your shopping experience at smile.amazon.com. From there, Amazon will donate a small % of each purchase to our chapter. All proceeds go toward our student scholarship fund!

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