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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 631,000. 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: 174,379*

Total Penn State Alumni: more than 631,000*

Leadership:

  • Executive Director Roger L. Williams '73, '75g, '88g
  • President Kay Frantz Salvino '69

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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
Jill Gomez, Associate Director of Strategic Communications

Current News

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* An annual snapshot of number of members and total Penn State alumni is taken each year on July 1.