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Other Penn State and Professional Development Happenings!

This page lists other events in the DC area that are either Penn State or Professional Development focused.

While not PSPWN of DC events we highly encourage folks to check them out.


Our Events are found on the main events page.

If you know of an event that you think members may enjoy please email all the details.


  • 09 Jun 2018 10:00 AM | Erin Kimsey (Administrator)

    Join Us for the first Big Ten Day of Service!

    Network with Big Ten School Alumni while making an impact locally!

    Who: Big Ten School Alumni, family, and friends

    What: Give back to your community and meet fellow Big Ten alumni. Help us beautify a garden in DC. 

    $2 of every ticket sold will go toward scholarship funds for Big Ten Schools. Please indicate your school at check out.

    The event is free to attend, attendees will be eligible to win a pair of Nationals tickets!

    *Volunteers are asked to bring their own work/gardening gloves. All other equipment will be provided. 

    Where: Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th Street, NE Washington DC (closest metro: Orange/ Blue lines to Deanwood)

    When: June 9th, 2018 from 10am-1pm 

    How to join:  sign up here  

  • 20 Sep 2016 7:05 PM | Lauren Jowell (Administrator)

    The Central Maryland Chapter is organizing a visit to the Maryland Renaissance Festival this Fall and we are inviting local (and sort of local) chapters and AIGs to participate!

    The date is Saturday October 15, 2016 (the bye week) - gates open at 10AM. 

    PSUCMD will be selling tickets through our website ( ($20 (adult)/$9 (child>=7) for chapter members, $24/$10 for non-members). Tickets will be distributed via email during the week before the event.

  • 03 Mar 2015 11:18 AM | Julie Barsic (Administrator)
    As part of this year’s Coaches Caravan, Franklin and other featured Penn State coaches will visit 12 locales in four states in a two-week span beginning May 5 in Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pa. At each stop, alumni, friends and fans will have the opportunity to meet the coaches and hear about their athletic programs at a lunch or evening event.

    The Penn State Coaches Caravan is jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club. As a benefit of membership, Alumni Association and Nittany Lion Club members will have the opportunity to register in advance, before the caravan is open to the general public. Member registration begins in March, with general public access to follow.

    Franklin is scheduled to participate in all 12 stops and at least one other coach from Penn State’s 31-sport athletic department will join him at each location. Read a press release here about the 2015 Coaches Caravan.

    Watch for Registration Details
    Complete details on event locations, the other coaches participating and registration information for each stop on the tour will be available and announced soon.

  • 03 Mar 2015 11:13 AM | Julie Barsic (Administrator)
    "From Vine to Wine"

    THURSDAY, MAY 21, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    In partnership with the College of Agricultural Sciences

    Click Here to Register

    Denise Gardner ’07
    Penn State Extension Enologist

    Join Penn State’s leading wine expert, Denise Gardner, as she explains how the world of wine captivated her life while tasting your way through the history and enjoyable nature of wine. Learn the difference between Old World and New World wines and how to sense varying wine flavors. Plus, discover fun wine facts that will impress your friends during a future dinner party.

    Denise Gardner ’07 is the enology associate at Penn State Extension, which offers educational support for the Pennsylvania wine industry. In 2001, when she was 16, she started growing wine grapes at the local high school and became fascinated by wine. She graduated from Penn State’s food science program with a minor in horticulture.

    Join fellow alumni for a pre-event happy hour to refresh your networking skills, then put your skills to use during the evening's City Lights program. Register here.

    $40 Alumni Association members
    $55 Non-members

    All registrants must be at least 21 years old, as alcohol will be served. Business attire is suggested.

    6:30–7:30 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres reception (includes wine and beer)
    7:30–9:00 p.m. Educational program with wine tasting
    9:00–9:30 p.m. Dessert reception

    5:30–6:30 p.m.
    Optional Alumni Career Services Networking Workshop

  • 13 Nov 2013 6:00 PM | Anonymous
    Please join the Penn State Alumni Association DC ChapterPenn State Professional Women’s Network and the Penn State Smeal College DC Chapter for a new mentorship opportunity!

    The kick-off event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Check-in will begin at 6 PM. The event will feature an overview of the mentor/mentee engagement process and expected outcomes of the program. Mentors and mentees will be matched during the event, meet one-on-one for the first time, and be able to plan for future meetings. 

    Applications are now being accepted for mentors and mentees who want to participate in the Penn State Mentoring Program. Please register here: Since this is a pilot program, registration is limited to the first 25 mentees and 25 mentors and requires a current resume. Applications are due no later than Friday, Nov. 8th.


    There is a commitment expected on both ends, as mentors and mentees are asked to meet two or three additional times for breakfast, coffee or lunch in December and January. 


    Thank you and we appreciate your support of Penn State!

  • 21 Aug 2013 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    Join the Penn State Alumni Career Services and PSPWN for this opportunity to connect with Penn Staters living and working in the D.C. area. Build new connections and network with fellow alumni, while enjoying Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream (as well as other refreshments) and gaining tips from Career Services experts. 


    Wednesday, August 21


    Bernstein Global Wealth Management 
    800 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C.


    Free; advanced registration required 

    RSVP today! 

  • 11 Mar 2013 3:18 PM | Julie Barsic (Administrator)



    APRIL 13, 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

    Newseum | Washington, D.C.

    To register go to

    Explore the impressive Newseum, a 250,000-square-foot museum spanning seven levels, which offers visitors insight into the world of news by blending 500 years of media history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

    With her entertaining and personable approach, Tina Hay, editor of the Penn State Alumni Association’s award-winning Penn Stater magazine, will provide an illustrated, behind-the-scenes look at the making of a magazine. Attendees will have a chance to hear some of Hay’s tales from the trenches, see a few humorous outtakes from past issues, and hear about how the magazine has covered the biggest crisis in the University’s history. There will be plenty of time for questions.


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