Fall 2018 Issue
This issue of the Graduate School Alumni Newsletter recognizes Dr. Dana H. Born, who received the Penn State Distinguished Alumni Award, and the new members of the Graduate School Alumni Society Board of Directors. In addition, we gratefully acknowledge the creation of more than twenty graduate scholarships and fellowships through the University’s Graduate Matching Program. Philanthropy is most certainly service by another name.
With great pride and enthusiasm, I began my term as the new President of the Graduate School Alumni Society on July 1. My extensive service to the Alumni Society spans 20 years, including terms as a Director-at-Large from 1998 to 2005, from 2006 to 2012, and from 2013 to the present. In addition, I have chaired two committees and served on the Executive Committee.
Penn State Graduate School alumna Dana H. Born received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Board of Trustees. This award is the University's highest honor presented to its alumni, and Born was one of eight alumni to receive the award this year.
Six Graduate School alumni have joined the Board of Directors of the Graduate School Alumni Society to serve a three-year term. The new members are Paula Bach, Tyler C. McCandless, Lawrence M. Mylin, Cathy A. Rusinko, Amy Thul-Sigler and Sarah Worley.
On November 27, 2018, Penn State will participate in #GivingTuesday—aday to celebrate philanthropy. During this event, challenges will be held to increasedonor activityacross the University.
Spring Career Days is a university-wide recruitment event that brings over 300 employers on campus to connect with students regarding potential careers. The event takes place over two days.
All Graduate School alumni are invited to submit your announcements of career achievements, updates, or any other news of general interest that you would like to share.