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Ad Hoc Committee on Excessive Drinking Issues


Kay Salvino, Chair
Amy Caputo, Staff Liaison
TJ Bard
Ron Frear
Charlene Gaus
Shelley Houck
Jon Lozano

Michele Marchetti
Deborah Marron
Anne Riley
Barry Simpson
Roger Williams

Student Members:

Logan Cawley (Lion Ambassadors)
Ben Clark (Council of Commonwealth Student Governments)
Courtney Lennartz (University Park Undergraduate Association)
Leslie Pinero (Blue & White Society)


The President of the Penn State Alumni Association has authorized appointment of a special committee—the Ad Hoc Committee on Excessive Drinking Issues—to support town-gown activities designed to mitigate the culture of excessive drinking within the Penn State community. The group will serve in an advisory capacity to Alumni Association staff. Its focus will be on developing communications and marketing strategies and tactics targeted primarily to the alumni audience. Messages will align with the Alumni Association's mission and its role as a responsible University and community partner.

Framework for Action

Committee Activities to Date

Alumni Responsibility Message:

(adopted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Sept. 29, 2011)
WE ARE … Penn State alumni promoting responsible alcohol behavior.
WE ARE … alumni who embrace the spirit of the Alma Mater—
“May no act of ours bring shame … may our lives but swell thy fame.”
WE ARE … alumni who at all Penn State events let moderation be our guide.
WE ARE … alumni who serve as responsible role models at Penn State gatherings.
WE ARE … proud Penn State alumni who are part of the solution to the national problem
of excessive drinking on college campuses.

Links and Resources:


For comments, questions or more information regarding the Ad Hoc Committee on Excessive Drinking Issues, please contact Amy Caputo at or call 814-863-1865.
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