A year of programming announced for Penn State engineers

Kickoff event for new engineering alumni group held at Lehigh Valley campus
A woman speaking at a podium

Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor at Penn State Lehigh Valley, welcomed attendees at the first event for Penn State engineers held July 11 at the Lehigh Valley campus.

Credit: Suzanne Stianche

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — About 50 Penn State engineers visited the Lehigh Valley campus on July 11 to learn about a new engagement group in the Lehigh Valley. The attendees enjoyed light refreshments; networked with faculty, staff and other Penn State engineers; and toured the engineering lab.

“When we learned that there are more than 1,500 Penn State engineers living in the Lehigh Valley, we wanted to provide an outlet for them to connect with their local Penn State campus,” said Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor, Penn State Lehigh Valley.

This event served as the kickoff to a year of free programming for engineering alumni, which will include more social and networking events, career advancement workshops and opportunities to help Penn State Lehigh Valley students.

“We wanted to bring this group together to network, and to bond over our shared love of Penn State!" said Diane McAloon, director of alumni relations, Penn State Lehigh Valley. "We plan to tap their expertise to help mentor our students since about 25 percent of our first-year students have dreams of becoming an engineer.”

Save the date for upcoming fall 2019 and 2020 events:

  • Sept. 15: Student engagement survey
  • Oct. 3: Speed networking for business, engineering, and technology majors
  • Oct. 10: Penn State engineers at the National Museum of Industrial History
  • Nov. 5: Mentor match-up
  • March (TBA): Professional development event
  • April (TBA): Networking event at the Lounge Area, Homewood Suites, Center Valley

The exact dates for March and April events will be determined later. 

For more information or to register for one of the upcoming events, contact Diane McAloon at [email protected] or 610-285-5066.