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.

Earth Day Park Clean-Up 2021

Happy Spring! This year we are excited to announce we will be bringing back our Park Clean-up effort for Earth Day!

Join us on Saturday, April 24, 11am – 1pm at Centennial Regional Park in Santa Ana

3000 W Edinger Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704 (Edinger and Fairview, plenty of free parking off Edinger entrance)

More info on the park here: https://www.santa-ana.org/parks/parks-and-facilities/centennial

We will provide gloves and trash bags for the park clean-up and then afterwards we are planning on having a little picnic! Feel free to bring your own drink and sandwich and join us!

If you are interested, please RSVP! Looking forward to seeing you there!

John Urschel Book Discussion Recap

Penn State alumnus John Urschel ’12, ’13g Sci has made many important decisions in his life. We are happy that he decided to join us on March 9, 2021 to discuss his autobiographical, Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football (2019), co-written with his wife Louisa Thomas.

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SoCal Virtual Comedy Night Recap

The inaugural SoCal Comedy Night Benefitting THON was a raving success! In partnership with the Los Angeles and San Diego Penn State Alumni Chapters, we put together a virtual event filled with lots of laughter, For The Kids!

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Book Discussion with Alumnus John Urschel – March 9

Attention: Literary Lions! Join us for a Virtual bi-coastal Book Discussion
  • When: March 9, 2021, 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern
  • Special Guest:  John Urschel ’12, ’13g Sci
  • Your hosts:  Orange County-Inland Empire CA and Washington-Greene PA Chapters

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Virtual Comedy Night to Benefit THON – January 28

SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, January 28 at 7:30PM! 

In an effort to raise funds for THON 2021, our chapter is joining forces with the Los Angeles and San Diego chapters for a Virtual Comedy Night. Laugh your socks off in this event with segments from fantastic comedians including:

  • Nanciann Horvath
  • Sean Grant
  • Pat Colicchio
  • & more!

Admission to the event will be $10 per person and all proceeds will benefit Penn State THON.

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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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