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Start by joining The Chapter! We offer great networking, social, and community service opportunities. And, of course, our members get discounts to our events! The Chapter upholds annual dues for its membership that help to offset costs for events and service activities. They also allow us to provide annual members with event information via newsletters, mailings, and special email updates.



The Philadelphia Chapter scholarship is available to all incoming Penn State freshmen from Philadelphia County. We are lucky enough to be able to offer two scholarships in 2010. Please take the time to download the application and submit to the Philadelphia Chapter Director of Scholarship & Student Outreach (

Download the Scholarship Application


Take Hold; Make a Difference

Below are descriptions for board positions with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. Towards the bottom of the page you can also read a brief description of each committee.
We hope you consider joining our board and making a difference!

Fill out the 2009 Board Application

Membership Director
Communications Director
Community Service Director
Scholarship/Student Outreach Director
Social Activities Director
Professional Development Director


Yearly Membership:
Single Membership $15.00
Family Membership $20.00
New Grads (within 2 years) $5.00
Senior Citizens Discount (65 or older) $5.00 off any membership type.

Download our Membership Application and follow the directions!


And you can use Paypal to pay right on the internet!

Single Membership $15.00

Family Membership $20.00

Recent Grad Membership $5.00

To request further information regarding membership
contact Maribeth Wicoff, Membership Director. Contact Maribeth!


Become a Life Member of the PSAA

If you really want to know what's going on in the main body of the Penn State Alumni Association, become a life member. Just go to this website: and sign up for a lifetime membership. Please remember to reference the Philadelphia Chapters' code, CCR, on your application!

Not only will you get access to PSU resources for life, but by referencing the Philadelphia Chapters' code, the Alumni Association will give the Chapter extra financial resources to enhance our local programs and activities! That will put your membership to work!



Join a Chapter Committee today in your area of interest! You'll have a great time, get involved in interesting projects, and help improve the community. Great for networking and the resume!

The membership committee maintains complete records of all active and honorary members of the Chapter, as well as the list of all current Alumni Association members in Philadelphia (the “Alumni Association List”), which is obtained annually from the Alumni Association. The membership committee reviews the Alumni Association List and devises ways to encourage area alumni to participate in Chapter activities and to become members of the Chapter and the Alumni Association. The membership committee is responsible for the promotion and retention of annual membership in the chapter. The committee maintains contact with the Alumni Association and shall notify the Alumni Office of address changes, job changes, achievements, and other pertinent information. Contact Maribeth Wicoff, Director of Membership for more information.

The communications committee is responsible for marketing, PR, the chapter website, listserv, newsletters, and all other representation of the chapter with other organizations. The committee works with the Penn State Office of Public Information, through the local media, to inform the public of notable Penn State achievements and accomplishments of its students, faculty, and alumni. The committee shall assist the standing committees (and ad hoc committees, as necessary) established to organize and conduct Chapter activities in securing publicity for those activities. This is an open Director position, Contact Jason Mattia, Chapter President for more information!

The finance committee shall prepare an annual budget for the Chapter. The budget is based on a fiscal year ending June 30 and shall be submitted for approval to the Board no later than July 15 of the same year. The committee works with the Chapter Treasurer to insure that expenditures are made in accordance with budget. The committee also conducts an audit of the annual financial report submitted by the Treasurer. Contact Christina Osan, Chapter President, for more information!

The committee shall receive nominations, verify eligibility, compile a slate of candidates and oversea the election process bi-annually. Contact Jason Mattia, Chapter Secretary, Contact Jason!

Social Events
The social events committee shall assure that the schedule of activities consists of a well-rounded series of events designed to promote all aspects of Penn State’s educational program including its scholastic, athletic, and cultural activities and to support Penn State’s efforts to recruit outstanding students. This committee is responsible for events such as the annual Freshman Sendoff, “Tail Great Parties,” Homecoming celebrations, etc. Contact Jason Mattia

Community Service
The community service committee shall serve as a liaison between the Chapter and non-profit community service organizations for the purpose of providing Chapter members an opportunity to assist in community projects. If you would like to be more involved with this committee, contact Vivian Corlew, Community Service Director for more information on our projects.

Professional Development
The professional development committee works in conjunction with other Chapter committees to foster the professional development of Chapter members by creating continuing education and networking opportunities/events. The Professional Development Director is an open position. If you are interested, please contact Jason Mattia, Chapter President.

Scholarship & Student Outreach
The Scholarship & Student Outreach Committee shall serve as a liaison between the Chapter and the current student body of Penn State at both University Park and the Philadelphia area branch campuses. Develops and organizes fundraising events for an endowed scholarship in the name of the Chapter for current students of Penn State. Develops application and selection criteria for choosing the recipient of the scholarship. Generates awareness and interest in the chapter among students through various activities organized with students and chapter members. Develops application and selection criteria for choosing the recipient of the scholarship. Responsible for coordinating annual Freshman Sendoff event. Contact Ami Patel, Scholarship & Student Outreach for more information.