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.
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.
Last year’s Earth Day park clean-up was a big success so we are excited to do it again this year!
Grab your dog (or a friend’s dog) and join us on April 20 at 10am to help us pick up trash at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. It is a great opportunity to enjoy the Spring weather, give back to the community & mother nature, and meet other Penn Staters.
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.
For the 2018-2019 school year, our Chapter launched a new pilot program called LionNotes to promote engagement between the chapter and current students. Each August we host a “Student Send Off” party to meet and engage with the local students attending Penn State in the fall. LionNotes will continue where the Student Send Off leaves off. The intention of the LionNotes program is to send continual support to Orange County students who have chosen to attend Penn State and are far away from home. The model for this program is a one-on-one “adopt a student” model. The alumni “sponsors” are matched with a student based on a commonality such as sports, Greek life or major.
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.
We just had our Board meeting this Thursday and we have so many exciting updates to share!
Last weekend was THON, where Penn Staters raised $10,621,683.76 for the kids! Our chapter was able to donate $200 and then we were matched by a Board member’s company, bringing the overall donation up to $500!
At our meeting we also solidified events for the upcoming months! More information to come soon, but please save these dates:
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.