Another Successful Annual Student Sendoff!
On Saturday, August 13th, the NYC Chapter sponsored its annual student sendoff for incoming students and their families in Central Park...
13 students and their families were in attendance who were accompanied by local alumni, Penn State Parent Program representatives and current students who were available to answer any and all questions about Penn State. We also had representatives from the African American Alumni Organization (AAAO) Alumni Interest Group and Hope Gala there to provide information to students on how to get involved in those organizations at school and stay involved after graduation.
The weather was a little warm this year, but there was plenty of water bottles, snacks, ice cream and ice pops available to keep everyone cool! The winners of the chapter's Michael D. Ferugio Scholarship were announced at the event. Every year, eligible NYC students may submit an application to our local chapter, which includes an essay about what it means to them to be "Penn State Proud".
This year, we received many applications from talented students and making the decision was tough for our scholarship committee. Nonetheless, our chapter was extremely excited to award scholarships to three recipients, an increase from previous years. Congratulations to our 2016 winners: Lauren Dempsey, Emma Capichioni, and Ariana Rosa! (pictured on the right) To read more about this year's recipients, click here.
Thank you to all the students and families for attending and a special thank you to all the volunteers that made the event so successful! We appreciate all NYC chapter members and Penn State NYC alumni for your scholarship donations and your support of events throughout the year that fund our local scholarship endowment. To make a donation today, click here! If regularly shop on Amazon, click here to learn how Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to the chapter scholarship fund at NO COST TO YOU!
Below, please find some photos from this year's student sendoff. To view our entire album, click here.