Food, friends, fun highlight late night breakfast at Penn State York

It was a record-breaking late night breakfast at Penn State York on Monday, May 2. Egg, bacon and cheese sandwiches, and donuts were served to more than 150 students who took a breather from studying for finals. Between 8 and 10 p.m., students consumed 25 dozen eggs, 11 pounds of bacon, five pounds of cheese, 300 pieces of toast, and seven dozen donuts. The cooking was done by members of Penn State York's faculty, staff and alumni society, with guidance from David Platzer, head chef of the campus’ dining area, the Lion’s Den. To see photos from the event, visit online.

Musical performances and karaoke kept the crowd entertained throughout the event. The Blue & White Society raffled off a Penn State bean bag chair; the proud winner was Emily Robuccio, who had accompanied her big sister, Anna, a Penn State York student, to the event. The late night breakfast has become a popular event on campus and provides a way for faculty and staff to connect with students and help them relieve some stress as they study for finals.

The event was sponsored by the Student Activity Fee, the admissions office, the Blue & White Society, and the Penn State York Alumni Society. The event began in 2009 when Todd Eicker, director of admissions, mentioned this activity during finals week had been a great success at a college where he formerly worked and thought it would be great at Penn State York. Eicker met with food service on campus, got some help from one of the campus alumni organizations, and the event was born.

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Last Updated May 03, 2011