Penn State Great Valley Graduate Alumni Society Receives PSAA Award

The Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) honored four individuals and 20 groups for their outstanding work the past year by giving them one of 14 Volunteer Awards at an Oct. 13, 2006 ceremony at The Nittany Lion Inn at University Park, PA.

The Penn State Great Valley Graduate Alumni Society was the recipient of the Fellowship and Networking Award honoring the group's efforts in hosting a networking event held in conjunction with the campus job fair. This event gave 225 alumni and students the opportunity to meet with representatives of 40 companies including Boeing, Comcast, and JP Morgan Chase. When attendees were not talking one-on-one with these companies, they attended educational workshops led by Great Valley Alumni Society Board members. Laptop computers were available for attendees to research companies in attendance and visit the Alumni Association Web site.

The Volunteer Awards, part of the Alumni Association’s comprehensive recognition program, acknowledges outstanding individuals and groups for service to their communities, the University, and the Alumni Association. Each affiliate group recognized for a group award received a certificate recognizing their organization’s achievement and a $500 grant to be used for future programming.