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May 20, 2015

Penn State Altoona and members of the greater Altoona community honored Steve and Nancy Sheetz for their enduring leadership, service, and philanthropy with the creation of a Renaissance Scholarship in their name during a special event at the Blair County Convention Center on Friday, April 24. Nearly 430 guests attended the event, which raised more than $615,000 for the newly endowed scholarship through sponsorships and gifts. The total is one of the highest in the history of the Renaissance Dinner program.


May 15, 2015
Penn State and Dow have collaborated for years to enrich student experiences, enable student success and foster discovery through research. The partnership was further strengthened today with the announcement that Dow is expanding its current commitment to the University’s Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering programs by supporting construction of a new building in 2016. The new facility will result in research labs and teaching facilities beyond what is currently available for chemical engineering research at any university, ensuring that Penn State’s Department of Chemical Engineering remains a highly ranked national program.

March 16, 2015
As Penn State moves forward from the success of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, concluded in June of 2014, the University has assembled a core group of fundraising volunteers to help guide the next era in Penn State philanthropy. The Executive Committee of the Penn State Advisory Council on Philanthropy (PSACP) will assist University leadership in enhancing Penn State’s fundraising programs and continuing to secure private support.

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Upcoming Events


President's Concert--Carnegie Hall
Date/Time: March 24, 2010 8:00 PM
This year's President's Concert will feature the Penn State Philharmonic performing in New York City's Carnegie Hall.

For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students Welcome Lunch
Date/Time: April 23, 2010 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, President's Hall

Invitation only.

H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens Dedication
Date/Time: April 25, 2010 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: The Arboretum at Penn State, H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens

Invitation only.

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