WELCOME TO PENN STATE WESTERN NEW YORK!
The Penn State Alumni Association of Western New York is here to help area Penn State Alumni stay connected to the University and have fun and fellowship with fellow alumni. The chapter was reborn in the spring of 2009 and for the fiscal years ending in June of 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and most recently for 2016 has earned "Group of Distinction" status from The Penn State Alumni Association having met strict criteria that only a few chapters achieve. For a Chapter of our size, attaining "Group of Distinction" status is quite a feat!!!!!!!!
In the past, we have supported Penn State and its students, teams, and traditions in the following ways:
*The Board of Directors meets monthly to transact chapter business.
*We host viewing parties for all Penn State football and bowl games.
*We host various social events such as winery tours and happy hours.
*We march annually in the Homecoming Parade and enjoy the post parade party sponsored by the
*We are connected to the closest branch campus, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.
*We have a student sendoff for local incoming students and their parents.
* We support THON
*We attend various local College Fairs representing the University.
*Chapter officers and directors attend Alumni Leadership Conferences.
*We have sponsored a Gala with a Penn State football coach and PSU Buffalo Bills.
* We have attended mens and womens hockey games at local colleges when Penn State is in the area or within driving distance.
We also have our very own Chapter mascot, Byron the Buffalo! Byron is a full size Buffalo painted in Penn State Blue with White eyes. Byron makes his annual appearance at the Homecoming parade each year to show how Buffalo is connected to Penn State!
We are Western New York's slice of Happy Valley!
We sponsor this web site so you can easily keep up with chapter news and activities. We also send out email blasts to keep you up to date as well as posting to our Facebook page.