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Alumni Achievement Award - Golf Tournament - Ticket Sales
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On April 25th, Greater Binghamton Chapter lifetime member, Kirk S. Hinkley IV '04g, was presented with the Alumni Achievement Award. 

The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni 35 years of age and younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. These prominent young alumni are nominated by an academic college or campus and invited by the president of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators. They demonstrate to students that Penn State alumni succeed in exceptional fashion at an early age.

Kirk is the medical director and chairman, Emergency Department at Moses Taylor Hospital, Great Bend Township, Pa.  He and his wife, Danelle live in Great Bend with their son, Kaleb.  


The entire Greater Binghamton chapter extends a heartfelt congratulations to Kirk for his incredible achievements and work!  
 
 

UPCOMING GBAPSU EVENTS

JULY 26th

Student Send-Off/Family Picnic:
Round Top Picnic Area, Endicott


AUGUST 9th
Annual Golf Tournament
9am - Afton Golf Course


AUGUST 30th
Kegs and Eggs:
Breakfast and TV Tailgate to watch the Croke Park Classic
Blind Tiger Pub, Johnson City


SEPTEMBER 26th
Join us as we walk in the Homecoming Parade

 

 


Thank you to everyone who came out and helped to clean up our Adopt a Highway sites in both Montrose and Johnson City last month!  Our next clean-ups will be scheduled for the fall and we could use all the help we can get, especially at our Montrose site!!

If you are interested in joining the clean up crews please contact Kate Miller-Corcoran at gbapsuvicepresident@gmail.com.  




Recently Penn State announced an increased number of undergraduate applications!  

Are you interested in recruiting the next generation of Nittany Lions? 
The Alumni Admissions Council is seeking representatives for local schools.  Volunteers from both New York and Pennsylvania are needed.  
Acceptance letters are rolling in to local students.  AAC members, keep an eye on your Lion's Roar account 
 
 
If you are interested in representing Penn State at your local high school please contact Harolyn Pasquale at GBAPSUaac@gmail.com.
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You can still order your Paterno 409 print here.  

Purchase this beautiful art print and support the Greater Binghamton Chapter Scholarship fund. $14 of every print sold will go directly to local students as a tax deductible donation!

Your Greater Binghamton Chapter announces a ticket opportunity to cheer on Coach Franklin and the 2014 Nittany Lions!  

 

Penn State vs. Ohio State
Beaver Stadium
Prices Per Ticket:

Upper North Endzone: $110 each
Sideline Yellow: $120 each
Sideline Red: $160 each


Yellow Lot Parking Passes Available : $14 each
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ORDER TICKETS FOR OHIO STATE GAME HERE
 
PLEASE SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR OHIO STATE GAME TICKETS  BY
MONDAY MAY 5th!! 


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GREATER BINGHAMTON SPIEDIES
 
Congratulations to the Greater Binghamton Spiedies!  The team raced in the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium 5k during Blue and White weekend and raised over $1,000 for the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania!  Thank you to everyon ewho supported the team!!

This year's runners were: Kurt Steinhauser, Madisyn Baxter, Vonnie Baxter, Bettina Campbell, Courtney Case, Greg Case, Kendell Case, Nicole Case, Rebecca Case, Ryan Chaapel, Ernie Rathbun, Jarrod Rathbun and Kale Weidner.  
 
2014 Annual Golf Tournament
 
 
Afton Golf Course
Saturday, August 9, 2014
9:00am – Shotgun start
All-You-Can Eat BBQ Buffet to follow
 
Proceeds of the tournament benefit our chapter scholarship fund which is awarded annually to local students attending Penn State. 
 
  • Captain and Crew Format
  • Team Entries are welcome.  For those not submitting a team, the committee will be glad to make team arrangements. 
  • $60/per person entry fee includes: green fees, cart, lunch buffet and PRIZES.
  • There is an optional skins competition. Teams wishing to participate pay the $20/team skin fee prior to tee off. 
  • Men’s, Women’s, and Senior’s (65 years of age and older) will be used
  • Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive Events for both Men and Women
  • Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Ties broken by handicap hole comparison format. 
  • Buffet and prizes will be awarded in the clubhouse after all rounds are complete.
 
The tournament is open to Penn State Alumni, students, and friends of Penn State. Come and enjoy the opportunity to make new friends and have a good time!
 
 
If you don’t golf but are interested in joining us for the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet send in $18 per person along with your name, email and phone number.

Welcome!
Welcome new lifetime members, Gene '62 and Mary '67 Cerutti, to the Greater Binghamton Family!  Thank you to everyone who has renewed their membership this year and to our lifetime members for your continued support.  Remember - member benefits include access to tickets, and discounted rates on chapter events. 

Our membership dues are the lowest in the country - $8 
for
 individual annual membership, $10 family annual membership, $80 individual lifetime membership and $100 family lifetime membership.  
 
Join or renew your membership here today!!

LIFETIME MEMBERS:  Our chapter membership chair, Peggi Munkittrick, is conducting a membership audit. The purpose of the audit is to ensure that your address, phone and email of record are most current. We want to make certain ALL members are receiving chapter news. Thank you for helping us complete the audit.  You should receive the audit via email.  If you have not please contact Peggi at pmunkitt@epix.net.  


 
Congratulations to local student, Megan Springsteen, for earning Academic-All Big Ten Honors!  A school record 65 student-athletes were named Academic All Big Ten for the winter period. Megan, graduate of Owego Free Academy, is a senior majoring in Marketing.  
Membership

Peggi Munkittrick is the Greater Binghamton Chapter’s current membership chairwoman.  She resides in Towanda, PA and also has an apartment in State College.  There she works for Schoolwires, a company (headquartered in Innovation Park) that creates software that school districts use to create and manage their websites.  As part of her job, Peggi has had the opportunity to travel all over the United States.  Like most of us she believes that Happy Valley is a special place that, once in your heart, stays there forever.

One of the benefits of working in State College is that every Wednesday and Thursday morning Peggi has breakfast at the Waffle Shop (special #4 is her favorite).  For dinner, she enjoys the fare at the American Ale House (particularly the pan roast and the seared scallops). Her favorite place on campus is Beaver Stadium, which means that the ring tone on her cell phone has been set to “Zombie Nation.”

Peggi’s best Penn State memory occurred on January 18, 2013.  On this day, she spoke before the Penn State Board of Trustees on the subjects of governance reform and improved transparency.  She met many strong and passionate Penn Staters at that meeting and walked away with an even stronger conviction to stand with them as they fought to navigate through the aftermath of the Sandusky Scandal.

She was accepted into the Doctoral Program in the College of Education for the Learning, Design, and Technology program at Penn State; but… chose to attend Temple instead.  We happily forgive her of this as her heart bleeds blue and white!  We know it takes more than a diploma to be a Penn Stater!

When at the Creamery Peggi chooses Happy Happy Joy Joy – a coconut flavored ice cream with butter roasted almonds and chocolate chips.  
 

 
TICKET EXCHANGE!
GBAPSU always has members looking for tickets to various Penn State sporting events.  If you have extra tickets and want to sell them on our ticket exchange contact us at ChapterInfoPennStateAlumniGBA@gmail.com 
 
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