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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 645,000. 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 645,000*

Leadership: Executive Director (Open position); 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

Homecoming celebration plans scheduled
‘Huddle With The Faculty’ lineup, pep rallies announced
Alumni Center exhibits spotlight university heritage
Blue & White Society Celebrating 20 Years of student membership, pride and tradition
Historic Faculty Cottages Serve New (And Surprising) Purpose
The Penn Stater magazine seeks THON tales
Q&A: Uplifting Athletes marketing and branding manager Mark Mihalik
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* An annual snapshot of number of members and total Penn State alumni is taken each year on July 1.