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PSU-Columbus Ale Trail Tour at Hofbräuhaus Columbus on 19 August 19 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 2014/2015 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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Did You Know?

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

Please share other Penn State Central Ohio facts with us!


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


Columbus Zoo Day

Sunday, August 28
Meet at the Starbuck's at 10:30 am

Join fellow Penn Staters at the Columbus Zoo.
 Wear your PSU gear and get a free ice cream,
courtesy of the Central Ohio PSAA Chapter.
After that you're "on your own" to wander
about the zoo!
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Penn State - Kent State
Football Viewing Party

Saturday, September 3 at 3:30 pm
at BrewZaa in Lewis Center

Join fellow Penn Staters to cheer our
  Nittany Lion football team as they take on
Kent State for the first game of the season.

Penn State – Pitt
Joint Football Viewing Party
Saturday, September 10 at Noon
Three Sheets (560 S High St)

We are planing a joint football watch party
with the Columbus Pitt Alumni group
for the game on September 10, 2016!
Join us as we cheer on the Nittany Lions
against the Panthers of Pittsburgh!

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!


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!


Penn State vs OSU
Pep Rally & Fundraiser
on October 16, 2015
at Polaris Quaker Steak & Lube
was a huge success!

Over 300 Penn State fans joined us
on Friday October 16, the eve of the
Penn State / Ohio State football game,

at the Polaris Quaker Steak and Lub
e for our 
charity fundraiser. Proceeds benefited our
local scholarship fund.

The event featured the Nittany Lion
and the Penn State cheerleaders,
the Penn State Pep Band, a two-hour buffet,
a cash bar, a balloon twister for the kids,
raffles, and a silent auction.

  Thanks to everyone who came out, had fun, and helped us raise money for a good cause.

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

August 28: Meet at the Zoo for Ice Cream at 10:30 am
September 3: PSU-Kent State Football Viewing Party at Brewzaa on 23 at 3:30 pm
September 10: PSU-Pitt Football Viewing Party at Three Sheets at Noon
September 19: Chapter Board Meeting at Bar Louie at Polaris at 7:00 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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