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Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 26 Nov 2016: 
PSU 45 - Michigan State 12

Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 19 Nov 2016: 
PSU 39 - Rutgers 0

Women's Volleyball at St. John Arena 12 Nov 2016: 
OSU over PSU, 3-2

Football Viewing Party at O'Nellys on 12 Nov 2016: 
PSU 45 - Indiana 31

Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 5 Nov 2016: 
PSU 41 - Iowa 14

Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa on 29 Oct 2016: 
PSU 62 - Purdue 24

PSU-Columbus Ale Trail - Stop #3, The Knotty Pine
on 27 Oct 2016

Apple and Pumpkin Picking
at Lynd Fruit Farm
on 15 Oct 2016

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 $2000 to THON 2017.

The 2017 Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, known as THON   will take place on Feb 17-19 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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Big 10 Championship Watch
and Toy Drive at O'Nelly's!
  Saturday, December 3, 8:00 pm
O'Nelly's Irish Pub, Lewis Center


We are... in the Championship Game!

We are... back at O'Nelly's Irish Pub,
just past Polaris Mall!

We are... hosting a toy drive for the Bishop Center!

Join us as we watch our Nittany Lions take on the Badgers in the Championship Game! Alumni,
family, friends and fans are all welcome!

We'll also be supporting the Bishop Center's
toy drive. This is the same center we competed
against the Pitt chapter for donations
earlier in the season and our chapter
was so generous we thought we'd try
to help out again. We will be accepting
new unwrapped toys for kids of all ages
up to about 16 years of age, or
toys r us gift cards, or monetary donations.

The chapter will match up to $100 in
donations and drop off all the goodies to the
center directly. Every little bit helps,
so if you can donate please consider it.
The Bishop Center supports local families
in our area and everything is provided to them
free of charge.

 Winter Party
Saturday, February 4, 2017

We will be hosting a fun day of games and
fellowship at Dave & Buster's on February 4th!

Look for more details soon!

 THON Recap

Thanks to your generosity and the chapter
contributions, we raised $2,000 for THON
on our online store and at the
PSU vs Indiana Viewing Party
on November 12!

Thanks to all who donated and
supported this important event!

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.

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 $2000 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)


to Kathleen Groger!

Our very own Kathleen Groger
Central Ohio Penn State Alum
published her first book on April 5, 2016
and has published 2 more since then!

The Colony (Rasper Book 1) is available in paperback and ebook at Amazon &
in ebook at all retailers (iBooks, Nook, kobo)

Also available,
The Shattered Seam (Seam Stalkers Book 1)
and Silencing the Seam (Seam Stalkers Book 2).

Congratulations Kathleen!

Support the Scholarship Fund

Please include in your Holiday gift giving
 a donation 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

Nov 26: Football Viewing Party at BrewZaa at 3:30 pm
Nov 28: Chapter Board Meeting at Claddagh’s Irish Pub 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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