The Lake Erie Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will hold its annual steak fry dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Aug. 15. The event celebrates the recent retirement of O. Richard Bundy ʼ70 ʼ87, director of the Penn State Blue Band and a former teacher in the Iroquois School District.
Penn State Behrend will begin construction of a $25 million, 250-bed residence hall in the spring of 2017. The building, which will be located near Ohio Hall, at the southwest corner of campus, is scheduled to open at the start of the fall 2018 semester.
Penn State’s Board of Trustees awarded a design-build contract to Turner Construction of Pittsburgh to develop the 65,000-square foot building. The company also managed the renovations and expansion of Erie Insurance Arena.
Mary Behrend once gave her oldest grandson a piece of advice about speaking in public: “Keep it short,” she said.
On Oct. 24, Richard Sayre told the audience gathered for the unveiling of the new student-designed Mary Behrend Monument at Penn State Behrend that he was reminded of his grandmother’s words and would honor their spirit, but wanted to share two anecdotes that illustrated her lifelong commitment to giving.
Briana Scurry is one of the first African American professional female soccer players and has long been a pioneer of the sport.
Today, the Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion is pioneering a new cause: concussion awareness. A victim of a traumatic head injury herself, Scurry testified before Congress on traumatic brain injuries and concussions in sports.
With the bed made and the clothes folded away – thanks, Mom – the Class of 2019 turned to posters and trophies and throw rugs and Keurigs and bubblegum-colored rubber rain boots, all of which said: This is who I am.
The class is one of the largest, most diverse and academically advanced groups ever to enroll at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College: 1,245 students from 26 countries, including China, Vietnam, Somalia and the Maldives. The students come from 30 states, districts and territories, including 50 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.