Alumni and friends of Penn State invited to February Alle-Kiski Society meeting

People don't have to be an alumna or alumnus of Penn State New Kensington to belong to the Alle-Kiski Alumni Society.

Parents of a Penn State graduate or a current Penn State student are welcome to join. Penn State alumni who attended another campus but live in the Alle-Kiski Valley can stay connected to the University through the society, as are people who never attended Penn State but believe in its mission.

Based at Penn State New Kensington, the Alle-Kiski Society is the local chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association and represents the 7,000 Penn State alumni living in the Alle-Kiski Valley. The society engages in campus and community projects throughout the year, including social and fundraising events that benefit the society's endowed scholarship.

The spring fundraiser is the annual Bowl-a-thon, and it is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Wildlife Lanes in Lower Burrell, Pa. This is a family fun event for students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of Penn State. The entry fee is $20 and includes three games and shoe rental. Four- or five-person teams may sign up, or individuals may sign up and be assigned to a short-handed team. The bowl-a-thon is the alumni group's major fundraiser in the spring, and the proceeds support the society’s endowed scholarship and campus projects. Lane sponsorships are available for $50 and $100.

New and recent Penn State graduates are encouraged to attend the monthly board meetings held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 20, at the Conference Center on the New Kensington campus.

For information on the Alle-Kiski Alumni Society, call 724-334-6049, or visit

For Bowl-a-thon information and registration forms, visit

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Last Updated February 12, 2014