Beaver Alumni Chapter and Society honored by Alumni Association

The Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society were honored at the Alumni Association’s Volunteer Awards Dinner, Friday, Oct. 29, at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Inn.

The Alumni Chapter received the Outstanding Service Project Award, and the Alumni Society received the Scholarship and Fundraising Award. In addition, each group received $500 to continue campus and community outreach efforts.

The Alumni Chapter was recognized for its 2009 Annual Holiday Gift Drive for Beaver County Children and Youth Services. The chapter solicited gifts, as well as cash donations to purchase gifts, for 125 children who were CYS clients. During the past decade, the annual gift drive has collected and purchased gifts for more than 1,000 children, from newborns to age 18.

The Alumni Society was honored for its Ninth Annual Golf Outing in September 2009 which netted a record profit of $18,500 designated for the group’s endowed scholarship at Beaver campus. More than 100 players participated in the outing held at Seven Oaks Country Club, Brighton Township.

Don Veri and Norman J. Kraus, Jr. accepted the awards on behalf of the Alumni Chapter and the Alumni Society, respectively. Both attended Penn State Beaver and graduated from Penn State University Park.

Don Veri is a member of the Alumni Chapter Board of Directors, the Alumni Society Golf Outing Committee, and a former Alumni Society Board member. He owns Hopewell Realty, Hopewell Township.

Kraus is president elect of the Beaver Alumni Society Board of Directors, Penn State Alumni Council representative, and a member of the Alumni Society Golf Outing Committee. He is the CBA Northeast Sales Manager for Hachette Book Group USA.

Other Beaver alumni who attended the dinner were Kevin Barron, the Alumni Association’s director of volunteer management, and Michelle Kramer-Fitzgerald, owner and principal, Arts in Media LLC. Both graduated from Penn State's University Park campus.

For information about the Alumni Chapter or the Alumni Society, contact Amy M. Krebs, director of campus and community relations at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816, or Diana Patterson, director of development, at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558, respectively, or visit http://www.beaver.psu.edu/ online.

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Last Updated November 01, 2010