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2016 Winter Dinner to benefit THON


2016 THON dinner

2016 Winter Dinner to benefit THON

2016 THON dinner

2016 THON raffle donations

2016 THON raffle donations

2016 Summer Picnic Photos

20160730_163746 beautiful cake created by Holiday Learn!
IMG_0036 Our local students




Rings: Joe Cornacchio, 1956 and Carl Bugaiski, 1959

BMets to benefit THON

This event raised $265.41 for Dance Marathon.  Thank you to all who purchased tickets to support this great cause.

United Way Day of Caring

This event will take place from 9:00am – noon on Friday, September 9, 2016.  Lunch is provided.

The United Way needs our help with their Camp Evans Clean up Project at Chenango Valley State Park.

If you are interested there is still time to indicate you are “Going” on our Facebook page.  Thanks!

Order your copy of Arcadia Postcard History Series: Penn State University today!

2016 TRange Book

From the Co-Author of The Penn State Blue: A Century of Pride and Precision and Into the Game: The Penn State Blue Band 1999 to 2009, comes a brand new history book about Penn State:

Arcadia Postcard History Series: Penn State University

Marvel at the history of Penn State using only picture postcards to illustrate its narrative. The book uses images from as far back as 1859 to today to showcase the many buildings and activities that no longer exist on the University Park campus.

Through a special relationship with your local Penn State Alumni Chapter, this book is being offered at a discounted rate. As well as the discount, each copy will be signed by the author, Thomas E. Range II!

Order your signed copy today using the order form below.

Signed Copies of the Blue Band history books are also still available! Each book purchased through your association will be autographed by both authors as well!  The books would make a perfect holiday gift!

Orders are due July 31, 2016 with delivery sometime during the first week of September!

All books must be picked up from Endwell, NY. Extra charge for delivery via US mail.

Printable Order Form  Online Order Form

Order a GBAPSU shirt!

Would you like to have a Greater Binghamton Chapter shirt like this one?

Chapter Shirt copy

Order through this link today!


Help Raise Scholarship Money at the Spiedie Fest!

We have the opportunity to help with Spiedie Fest Parking while raising money! This is a fun event and a great fundraiser to help with our chapter scholarships. As the cars come in to the parking lot at SUNY Broome for the Spiedie Fest there are money collectors, flaggers to guide the parking and counters to help with getting guests on the busses. That’s where your help is needed. We sign up for a few hours and help with the parking and in turn we get a portion of the profits. These profits are based on how many hours we have volunteers helping, so the more hours we have people there, the more we will earn to contribute to our scholarship fund.

There are several nonprofit groups participating so the sooner you can sign up, the sooner we can secure our spots. The following is a list of available times we can volunteer

The following times are available:

Friday, August 5

  • 1:30 – 3:30 (3)
  • 3:00 – 5:00 (8)
  • 4:30 – 8:30 (30)

Saturday, August 6

  • 7:30 – 9:30 (3)
  • 9:30 – 11:30 (8)
  • 11:00 – 3:00 (22)
  • 2:30 – 6:30 (14)
  • 6:00 – 8:00 (5)

Sunday, August 7

  • 7:30 – 9:30 (3)
  • 10:00 – 2:00 (12)
  • 1:30 – 5:30 (28)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 (8)
  • 6:30 – 8:30 (3)


Please email or call Sue Fetherolf if you have any questions or 759-0427

This is a great opportunity to help our chapter’s scholarship fund with a very easy fundraiser. Please help support our future Penn Staters and sign up to help with Spiedie Fest Parking very soon.

We are…..parking cars!


2016 Scholarship Letters Mailed

55 current local Penn State students have qualified to apply for the Greater Binghamton Chapter Endowed Scholarship. Letters were emailed to each qualified student’s email address on June 6th. Letters were also sent to each student’s home address. Deadline to apply is June 15th at 9am.

Four scholarships will be awarded at the annual chapter summer picnic/ student send off Saturday, July 30th 4-7pm at Hickories Park in Owego, NY. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and good luck to all students applying!

For more information on the Student Scholarship or to donate please see our Scholarship Page!

Next Chapter Meeting 6/8

Our next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 7pm.  Meeting location will be the CopperTop Tavern in Vestal.  All members and interested members are welcome to attend!

PSU v. Temple Ticket Opportunity!!

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

Tickets must be requested by JUNE 19th. 

Request tickets here!

Your Greater Binghamton Chapter is pleased to announce that it has just been given the opportunity to apply for additional football tickets to one select game this fall.  Access to these tickets by the chapter is based on a special drawing held by the Parent Penn State Alumni Association.  We have selected the Temple Game since it is on Sept. 17th and offers the opportunity for family and friends to enjoy an early season day at Penn State tailgating and visiting the campus.  Tickets are $80 each which includes a $10 donation to our scholarship fund.  As a family and friends special for those purchasing 4 or more tickets we will include one general parking pass (game day value $40) at no additional cost.  As the access to these tickets is dependent on grants by the Alumni Association we need to have all ticket requests submitted NO LATER THAN JUNE 19th.

 A $25/ticket deposit is required with your order.  In the event the Chapter is unable to obtain adequate tickets to fill all requests, we will be notified in July and those not receiving tickets will have deposits refunded.

ACT QUICKLY as the Deadline for Requests is June 19th!!!