Reception in honor of Ellen Perry to be held on March 19

Friends and family are invited to attend a reception honoring the life of Ellen Perry, former associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Penn State, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus

Perry was a member of the Penn State Athletics staff from 1966 until her retirement on June 30, 2002, completing a distinguished career spanning almost 40 years in teaching, coaching and athletic administration. She was the Nittany Lions’ first women’s swimming and diving head coach and from 1989 until her retirement served as associate athletic director and senior woman administrator.

A graveside service in Perry's hometown of Reading, Mass., will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to Janet Atwood, 500 East Marilyn Ave., State College, PA 16801. A scholarship in Perry's name has been established and gifts may be sent payable to Penn State University, Ellen Perry Scholarship in Intercollegiate Athletics, 1 Old Main, University Park, PA 16802.

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