Alumni tailgate a success

More than 235 engineering alumni, students, faculty and staff enjoyed food and fellowship at the first-ever College of Engineering tailgate on Saturday before the Penn State-Indiana football game. (Photo credit: Paul Hazy)

With more than 235 people in attendance, the College of Engineering’s first alumni tailgate, held on Saturday in the Founder’s Lounge at the Bryce Jordan Center before the Penn State-Indiana football game, was an unqualified success.

The event was hosted by Dean David Wormley and the Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) with proceeds going to the PSEAS Endowed Scholarship Fund for undergraduate engineering students who demonstrate the promise of academic success in the college.

A silent auction of donated gifts and Penn State memorabilia raised an additional $3,325 for the endowed scholarship.

The Penn State Engineering Ambassadors were also on hand for the tailgate with activities for alumni and children, including face painting.

Electrical engineering alumnus Dale Hoffman chaired the tailgate committee and mechanical engineering alumna and graduate student Katie Kirsch chaired the silent auction. The tailgate committee included architectural engineering alumni Jonathan Dougherty and Karen Sweeney, chemical engineering alumnus Ken Graziani, mechanical engineering alumnus Eric Loeliger and engineering science and mechanics alumnus Mike Erdman.

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Come tailgate and help engineering students

Proceeds from the first ever Penn State engineering alumni tailgate will go a scholarship for engineering students.

The Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) is hosting a tailgate before the Nov. 17 Penn State-Indiana football game with proceeds going to the PSEAS Endowed Scholarship for engineering students.

The event starts three and a half hours before kickoff at the Bryce Jordan Center’s Founders Lounge and will feature a hot buffet, children’s activities and a silent auction. In addition, engineering deans, students and alumni groups will be in attendance.

Cost is $20 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 12.

Deadline to register is Nov. 7. For details and registration, go to

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