Volunteers sought for Penn State's Military Appreciation event subcommittee

August 12, 2021

Editor's note: The Military Appreciation Week Events subcommittee is no longer accepting volunteer applications for this season, as all volunteer positions have been filled. 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members are invited to volunteer as subcommittee members on the University’s 2021 Military Appreciation Committee. Volunteers will help plan and organize Penn State’s military appreciation efforts, including events and programming for the 10th annual Military Appreciation Week this fall.

Individuals who are interested in supporting the military community and are willing to assist in the planning and execution of programs and events are invited to join the effort. Subcommittee members will help support a variety of needs related to event planning, operations, relationship building, donation management, community outreach and other activities that support Penn State’s ongoing military appreciation efforts.

Those who are interested in volunteering and can make at least a four-month time commitment are encouraged to contact Renee Kotch (rak5434@psu.edu) and John Randolph (jjr6155@psu.edu) by Aug. 25.

“Our annual military appreciation celebrations — which are completely volunteer led — are a source of pride for our University and an opportunity for Penn State community members to honor those who have served our country,” said Col. Eugene McFeely, senior director for veterans affairs and services and chair of Penn State’s Military Appreciation Committee. “Without the commitment and generosity of our Penn State and local volunteers, Penn State’s military appreciation efforts would not be possible.”

The Penn State Military Appreciation Committee was chartered in 2014 to direct a University-wide effort to honor and recognize the service and sacrifice of currently serving and veteran military members and their families. The committee is comprised of four subcommittees — Military Appreciation Week Events, Finance and Development, Communications and Community Outreach, and Military Appreciation Gameday Operations.

The University’s annual military appreciation celebrations have been among the largest of their kind in the Big Ten year after year and include a range of activities and events for University and local community members, including military families and those who serve or have served in the U.S. armed forces.

In addition to the week’s festivities, the University provides multiple year-round programs and resources to support Penn State’s military community, including more than 5,600 students who have direct military ties as either service members, veterans or military dependents across all of Penn State’s campuses, including World Campus.


Last Updated September 13, 2021