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More than 700,000 degrees have been awarded in Penn State’s storied history. From the first 12 in 1861 to the more than 18,000 a year today, the Penn State Family continues to grow and expand, with the current number of living alumni pegged at more than 658,000. These Penn Staters can be found in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries in the world—and the Penn State Alumni Association connects them all through a broad array of programs, events, services, and activities. 

Fast Facts

Founded: 1870

Members: 177,307*

Total Penn State Alumni: more than 658,000*

Leadership: CEO Paul J. Clifford; President Kevin Steele '92g

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Mission

The mission of the Alumni Association is to connect alumni to the University and to each other, to provide valued services to members, and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service.

Media and Public Relations Contacts

Amy Caputo, Director of Strategic Communications
Diane Espy, Associate Director of Strategic Communications

Current News

Penn State Events and Details for B1G Championship Weekend in Indianapolis
Cepeda donates $25,000 to endow Penn State Alumni Association career mentoring and support programs, individuals
Brokloff donates $30,000 to endow Alumni Association affiliate groups that pursue innovation, creativity
Alumni Association reports on progress, unveils roadmap for the future
Blue & White Society, Lion Ambassadors keep tradition and spirit alive at Penn State
Ten elected, 10 appointed members join Alumni Council
10 elected to serve on Alumni Council
Dent to receive Friend of Penn State award
Alumni Council elections to run May 10–31
Penn State Alumni Association makes largest pledge in class gift history to CAPS
Alumni Association Issues Survey to Alumni Community
Alumni Association honors 13 standout Penn Staters with Alumni Achievement Award
Penn State Alumni Association Releases Results of Latest National Alumni Opinion Survey: Pride, Connection and Support of Academic Excellence Remain Strong
Alumni Association intern finds 'Nittany Lion' family
'Good Morning' Penn State: Alumni Association chapter connects with Lara Spencer
Stay connected to THON with Alumni Challenge, Inspire 5
Nominations open for 2016 Alumni Council election
New CEO shares insights, expectations for Alumni Association
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* An annual snapshot of number of members and total Penn State alumni is taken each year on July 1.