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.

Join Us for Penn State Football All Season in Tustin or Newport

*Note: We make updates to the schedule below every week during football season to ensure we are giving you the most up to date information on game times.*

It’s our favorite time of the year! Fall is in the air! Students are getting settled into their dorms, classes are back in session, and Penn State football is back in action! We welcome you to join us every game day this season at either of our two viewing locations: The Blue Beet in Newport Beach & JT Schmid’s in Tustin. Read on for more details and a glimpse at the schedule.

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Our Newport Beach Summer Bar Tour Recap

Written by: Camille Mesite ‘81

Our local Penn State alumni had a great time on our annual Summer Bar Tour in Newport Beach. I took the free Balboa Peninsula Trolley so I wouldn’t have to worry about finding a parking space by the Newport Pier. They started this last summer and I highly recommend it. It’s free to ride, and free to park your car in the parking lot at Tustin St & Avon St, off of PCH in Newport Beach.

We started out at 2 pm at Baja Sharkeez. Only a handful of people were there that early, but by the time we left for the second bar, we were up to 9 people. Some of the early birds were Brian Snyder, Patti & Terry Brennan, and their Penn Stater daughter Caitlyn, visiting from New York. Sharkeez gave us a drink special of buy one, get the second for 50 cents. They also provided a free appetizer platter to share.

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A Student Send-Off to Remember

Despite the summer heat, the coolest students throughout Orange County & the Inland Empire had a blast on Sunday, July 29 at this year’s annual Student Send-Off! From as far away as Redlands, Penn Staters and their families converged on Santa Ana filled with both excitement and anxiety about the adventures ahead.

There were 20 students, including incoming Freshman and Upperclassmen from various campuses (including World Campus!), along with mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends joining the Nittany Lion extended family. The attendees enjoyed getting to know other students in similar situations, either heading off from home for the first time or leaving loved ones behind for a few months to rejoin East Coast friends again.

The party, generously hosted by Peggy and Dale Quayle, was a celebration of achievement and being a part of one of the most distinguished universities in the country. It also kicks off the next chapter ahead for the young and bright minds that will represent both Penn State and our Chapter’s area.

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Meet the Board at Our 2019 Planning Meeting

At our last chapter meeting on June 21, we welcomed the following group of individuals to our board! Some of these folks have been on the board since it was founded back in 1988, and others just recently discovered our chapter this year.

We’re excited to have such a diverse group of people working together and look forward to hearing some fresh ideas from our new members.

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Penn State Newport Beach Summer Bar Tour: Aug 4, 2018

Now that the weather is FINALLY heating up, we’re happy to announce the details for our Summer Bar Tour! This August 4th, we invite you to join us in Newport Beach where you’ll get to meet fellow Penn State fans and reminisce about Happy Valley while soaking in the Cali sun. The schedule is as follows:

Baja Sharkeez (2:00 – 4:00)
Stag Bar (4:00 – 5:00)
Blue Beet (5:00 – 6:00)
Beach Ball (6:00 – 7:00)
Mutt Lynch’s (7:00 – 8:00)

If you’re interested in joining, RSVP on our Facebook page here. If you don’t have a Facebook account, please contact us in advance to let us know you’ll be joining.

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OC PSU Alumni Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Each year the Orange County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association awards scholarships to students living in Orange County and the Inland Empire area who attend Penn State. In 2017, we awarded $10,000 in scholarships to several students, which means there are plenty of opportunities to win.

To complete the application, you will be required to submit:

  • Personal Information
  • Compositions
  • Your most recent College (or high school, if freshman) Transcripts

Continue reading for more information on our scholarship program, or click here to download our application. All applications are due by July 9, 2018. 

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Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour

Stop shaking your shamrocks ladies and gents, it is time to pick up your sombreros!

For this Cinco de Mayo come help us celebrate at “The Hub” in Costa Mesa a few days early on May 3rd from 4:30PM-8:00PM.

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Giving Back this Earth Day – with Puppies!

On April 22, five OC Penn Staters gathered at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley to pick up trash for Earth Day – while walking our furry friends!

The weather that morning was perfect, and the gang enjoyed a nice leisurely walk through the park, bagging up litter along the way. Throughout the walk, we got to witness golfers and an agility competition, and spotted several animals like ducks, geese, turtles and squirrels.

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2018 Blue & White Game Viewing Party

April 21: Blue and White Game – kickoff 12 pm – @ JT Schmid’s in Tustin. Join us for your spring football fix as we gather to root on our team!

Located at our regular viewing location, of course friends, family, children are all welcome to attend! Who will win… BLUE or WHITE? Hope to see you there!

Please RSVP for the event in advance & follow us for the latest event news on Facebook.

STATE Patty’s Day Happy Hour

On March 15th, two dozen alumni and friends gathered to celebrate an early “Happy State Patrick’s Day!” at The Hub in Costa Mesa, California.

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