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Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 8 Oct 2016: 
PSU 38 - Maryland 14

Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 1 Oct 2016: 
PSU 29 - Minnesota 26

Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 24 Sept 2016: 
Michigan 49 - PSU 10

PSU-Columbus Ale Trail Tour at Smokehouse Brewing Co on 23 September 2016

Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 17 Sept 2016: 
PSU 34 - Temple 27

Joint Football Viewing Party
at Three Sheets with Pitt Chapter on 10 Sept 2016: 
Pitt 42 - PSU 39

Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 3 Sept 2016: 
PSU 33 - Kent State 13

Columbus Zoo Day on 28 August 2016

PSU-Columbus Ale Trail Tour at Hofbräuhaus Columbus on 19 August 2016

Annual Summer Picnic at Memorial Shelter in Jeffrey Park on 24 July 2016

Canoe Trip at Mad River Kayak on 11 June 2016

Dancing with Penn State on 23 March 2016

Accepted Student Program at the Marriott Columbus Airport on 7 Mar 2016

Student Care Package Assembly Party at Gresso's on 8 Feb 2016

PSU Winter Party at
Dave & Buster's - Polaris
on 6 Feb 2016

TaxSlayer Bowl Football Viewing Party at Gresso's
on 2 Jan 2016:
Georgia 24 - PSU 17

Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo on 6 Dec 2015

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 28 Nov 2015: 
Michigan State 55 - PSU 16

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 21 Nov 2015: 
Michigan 28 - PSU 16

Football Viewing Party & THON Fundraiser at Gresso's on 7 Nov 2015: 
Northwestern 23 - PSU 21

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 31 Oct 2015: 
PSU 39 - Illinois 0

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 24 Oct 2015: 
PSU 31 - Maryland 30

Tailgate at PSU vs OSU game in Columbus on 17 Oct 2015:
OSU 38 - PSU 10

Pep Rally & Fundraiser at Polaris Quaker Steak & Lube 16 Oct 2015

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 10 Oct 2015: 
PSU 29 - Indiana 7

Lynd Fruit Farm Outing, Apple & Pumpkin Picking on 4 Oct 2015

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 3 Oct 2015: 
PSU 20 - Army 14

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 26 Sep 2015:  PSU 37 - San Diego State 21

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 19 Sep 2015:  PSU 28 - Rutgers 3

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 12 Sep 2015:  PSU 27 - Buffalo 14

Football Viewing Party at Gresso's on 5 Sep 2015: Temple 27 - PSU 10

Annual Picnic in Jeffrey Park on 9 August 2015

NBC4 Tour with Penn Stater Ben Gelber on 26 July 2015

Canoe Outing at Trapper John's on 30 May 2015

Blue-White Game Watch Party at Gresso's on 18 April 2015

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NEW!  From the Penn State Alumni Association to the Central Ohio Chapter: 
Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that based upon the information submitted in the group’s 2015/2016 annual report, you have completed all the requirements necessary to be considered a Group of Distinction at the Elm Level. In reaching this level of excellence, your efforts have placed the Central Ohio Chapter in the upper tier of our affiliate groups.

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Scholarship and Charity
Thanks to all of your support throughout the year and our successful Scholarship and Charity fundraiser, our chapter donated $3600 to our Scholarship fund benefiting a local student attending Penn State and $500 to THON.

The 2016 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, known as THON   took place on Feb 19-21 at the Bryce Jordan Center.  THON 2016 raised over $9 million for the Kids! Since 1977 THON has raised over $140 million for the Four Diamonds Fund and the fight to conquer pediatric cancer.


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Number of Penn State Alumni residing in Central Ohio:

Number of Central Ohio students currently attending Penn State: 25

Number of Central Ohio Alumni Board members: 11

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Apple and Pumpkin Picking
Saturday, October 15 at 10:30 am
Lynd Fruit Farm
9090 Morse Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Join fellow Penn Staters for a day of
apple and pumpkin picking. We will gather
at the Farmer's Market at 10:30 am to say hello
and maybe grab a cup of cider together.
Then we can split up for apple and
pumpkin picking fun!

This weekend Lynd Farm is estimating
they will have Suncrisp and Rome apple varieties available to pick.  The Farmer's market also has Honeycrisp, Suncrisp, Melrose, Golden Delicious, and Jonathon to purchase.  In addition to the apples,
the corn maze is open along with the pumpkin patch.

Don't forget to wear your Blue & White,
so we can find you!

Remember - It is a bye week for the football team
so there is no game watch on Saturday.

PSU – Columbus Ale Trail #3
    Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 pm
The Knotty Pine
1765 W 3rd Ave, Columbus

Come join us on our third stop of the
Columbus Ale Trail. The Columbus Ale Trail
is a fun way to explore the local breweries
in our area. We will pick a different brewery
to visit each month.

Penn State – Maryland
  Football Viewing Party
  Saturday, October 8 at 12:00 pm
The BrewZaa in Lewis Center

Come watch the Homecoming game with
your fellow Penn Staters, friends, family
and fans as our Nittany Lions take on
the Maryland Terrapins!

Come help us cheer on our team!
We'll have customary door prizes at halftime.

Alumni Admissions
Coordinator Opportunity

The Central Ohio Chapter is looking for a
 new leader for our Alumni Admissions Program
since our current coordinator, Anita Lombardo,
is "retiring". This volunteer position promotes
Penn State's elite academic undergraduate
programs to area high school students
at local college fairs and interacts with
Penn State's admissions office.

Contact Anita at
for more information.

Mentoring Opportunity
for Penn State Grads

The Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor
program is a collaborative effort between the
Career Enrichment Network and Alumni Relations
in the College of the Liberal Arts,
and matches current undergraduate Liberal Arts students with alumni in a field related
to their major and/or career interests.
Mentors do not have to be local;
students speak with their mentors
once a month via phone, Skype,
and in-person meetings if possible.

For more information about the program,
visit the program’s webpage:

To sign up now, please visit the mentor registration. Student applications will be accepted beginning September 1. Matches will be made in early October and mentors will hear from students around then.

Alumni can also contact Heather Baruch-Bueter directly at or 814-865-1070.

Central Ohio Chapter

  The Fall semester begins the 2016-2017
membership year for the Central Ohio Chapter.
The Chapter provides local alumni
the opportunity to connect and
network with each other. Annual dues
support local Penn State students
through scholarship donations and
fund raising, the send off picnic
and care packages. The Chapter also
sponsored a silent auction that
raised $1100 for THON.

Become a member or renew your membership
so we can continue supporting local students
and our community!  Membership runs
from 9/1 – 8/31!



2016 Franklyn Ingram Spirit
Scholarship winner
  Morgan Handmaker
of New Albany, Ohio!
(Press release)


Congratulations to
Braihan Beckel,
our 2012 scholarship winner
on his graduation from Penn State!

He accepted a full-time job in
New Jersey and starts in July.

to Kathleen Groger!

Our very own Kathleen Groger
Central Ohio Penn State Alum
published her first book on April 5, 2016.

The Colony is available in paperback
and ebook at Amazon & in ebook at all retailers (iBooks, Nook, kobo)

Congratulations Kathleen!

Support the Scholarship Fund

It's always a great time to
donate to the scholarship fund.
All donations are tax deductible &
  donating has never been so easy!

Just go to our website online store.
Our website also contains general information
about the scholarship.

Donate online at: Donate by check:
for more information.


Penn State at Ohio State
October 28, 2017

Nittany Lion Takedown

Upcoming Events

Oct 15: Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Lynd Fruit Farm at 10:30 am
Oct 17: Chapter Board Meeting at Brazenhead Grandview at 7:00 pm
Oct 27: Columbus Ale Trail - Stop #3, The Knotty Pine at 5:30 pm

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is to connect alumni and friends of Penn State to the University and each other through a social network and organization, to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service, and to promote Penn State pride throughout Central Ohio.”

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