Vermont Chapter Speaker Series

The Vermont Chapter’s Zoom Speaker Series continues!

We are all aware that Penn State students study abroad and that there are many international students on campus, but do you know about all the other global programs that Penn State offers?   

Join us on Wednesday March 3rd at 7 pm to learn about the global programs at Penn State. 

Dr. Roger Brindley, Vice Provost for Global Programs will be presenting an overview of the program.  He will speak to Penn State’s global and international partnerships around the world.  As Vice Provost, he promotes Penn State’s comprehensive international strategy and works with senior administrators to guide Penn State’s international agenda. His responsibilities include securing funding to support Penn State’s international activities and programs as well as representing the University to external constituents worldwide.

Prior to his appointment at Penn State, Dr. Brindley had been vice president of USF World at the University of South Florida (USF), where he oversaw global engagement for USF and international student success initiatives for 5,000 students from 147 countries and for over 2,000 students completing academic experiences abroad, and 1,200 USF faculty conducting teaching, scholarship and research overseas.  

As a professor at USF for 24 years, Brindley received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award as well as the USF President’s Award for Faculty Excellence. Identified as an Honored Professor by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2001, Brindley served as interim dean to the College of Education, and as vice provost and associate vice president before taking the role of vice president for USF World, from 2013 to 2020.

Dr. Brindley has written numerous articles in North American and European publications on policy and practice in higher education, has served as editor for three international journals, and frequently speaks at international conferences around the world. In 2014, he was elected to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Commission on International Initiatives. In 2015, he was elected executive chair of the Commission and served in that
capacity until 2017.

We hope you will join us for the next speaker in our series!

Topic: Vermont Chapter Speaker Series – Dr. Brindley
Time: Mar 3, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Java Joe’s Coffee Sales

We are selling Java Joe’s coffee to help support our scholarship fund.

Each bag costs $13 with $5 of each purchase being retained by our chapter as Java Joe’s donation to our scholarship fund.

For those of you who prefer Keurig coffee makers, for every 2 bags you order, our chapter will provide a free K-Cup pod (compatible with 2.0, 1.0, and Keurig mini-brewers).

Our President, Scott French, is keeping a master order form to eventually be turned into Java Joes. Please print out the order form below, fill out your order, and return it to Scott with a check made out to Penn State Chapter of Greater Binghamton

Please mail to:

Scott French
3108 Burris Road  
Vestal, NY 13850

Blaze Pizza Fundraiser

Blaze will donate 20% of your order back to our chapter.

All money raised from this event will go to our Chapter’s Scholarship Fund.

Please share this flyer with family and friends and post on your social media sites. If you prefer, a .pdf file is included below for you to download.

Student Scholarship Fundraisers

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  • Blaze Pizza – This raised $55.00 for our scholarship fund. Thank you to those who chose pizza for that night’s dinner.

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Call for Nominations

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We are looking for nominations for our annual Distinguished and Young Alumni Awards

Distinguished – We are looking for members in the Health Care Professions who have stepped up and provided guidance and support to others during our COVID-19 pandemic. Nominations can be made at

Young Alumni – We are looking for members, under the age of 40, who are teachers. We want to recognize them for their added dedication and creativity in teaching youth in our area during the pandemic. Nominations can be made at

Thank you to everyone who has gone out of their way to help others in our communities during these trying times. WE ARE thankful for you!

Virtual Chapter Events

We are in the process of creating some virtual events for our chapter. Check back soon for details!

Virtual Events

All in-person events are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are however, exploring virtual opportunities and are open to your suggestions. Please email the chapter with ideas.

Helpful Resources

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Virtual Events

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