Berkey Creamery marks Alumni Association's 150th year with 'Alumni Swirl' minis

September 23, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In recognition of the organization’s 150th anniversary this year, the Penn State Alumni Association is proud to announce that it is partnering with Penn State’s Berkey Creamery to offer customers a special, limited-edition flavor pack.

The “150th Alumni Anniversary Pack” consists of a case of 16 mini cups of the Alumni Swirl ice cream, and can be ordered directly from the Creamery. In addition to the 16-cup pack, the Alumni Swirl minis can be ordered in quantities of 32 and 64.

This uniquely Penn State dessert combines vanilla ice cream, Swiss mocha chips, and blueberry swirl to create a blue-and-white treat that at least one creamery enthusiast has called the “perfect blend of flavors.”

The Creamery, which celebrated its own 150th anniversary in 2015, is an essential stop for alumni when they’re on campus, but the unique events of 2020 have kept thousands of alumni from making a pilgrimage for its ice cream this year.

“The 150th Alumni Anniversary Pack celebrates both the history of the alumni association in its sesquicentennial year, and the love that generations of Penn Staters feel for the creamery and its delectable treats,” said Paul Clifford, CEO of the alumni association.

“Since circumstances are keeping many Penn State alums from visiting the Creamery in person, our hope is that this flavor pack can help them feel a little more connected by offering the chance to get a taste of Penn State delivered right to their doorstep.

If that weren’t tempting enough, ice cream lovers can check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes video showing the production of the Alumni Swirl minis.

As the alumni association continues to celebrate its 150th anniversary this year, all Penn Staters are invited to share in the commemoration. Visit for details on how to join an affiliate group, become a member, or support your fellow alumni. While there, you can tell your story about how Penn State has impacted your life and also learn about featured alumni and find information on the anniversary and the association’s history.

The Penn State Alumni Association connects alumni to the University and to each other; provides valuable benefits to members; and supports the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. More information about the alumni association is available at

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Last Updated October 13, 2020