A Message from the President

Hello Chicagoland Penn Staters and visitors! 


How many times have you wished that you could turn back time and return to Penn State?  Me too...especially every weeked during football season. There is nothing like Beaver Stadium, the lawn at Old Main, or Happy Valley in its entirety.  When I moved here from New York back in 2007, I would watch Penn State sports religiously alone at my apartment wishing that I had some Penn State Friends to enjoy them with.  Then I found Penn State Chicago, which has afforded me the opportunity to return to Penn State in spirit as much as possible.  Through Penn State Chicago I have been able enjoy sporting events at our watch parties, attend social activities with area alumni, contribute to THON with our Night for the Cure Event, and help incoming Penn State Students with our Scholarship Program.  Penn State Chicago has additionally afforded me the opportunity to give back to the Chicagoland community through volunteer events with the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, and the Ronald McDonald House.  Penn State Chicago is also a great resource for job networking and attend events such as the Big 10K with other Big 10 alumni.

Please consider becoming a member of our Chapter so you can connect with alumni, current students, and friends of Penn State, and take advantage of all that we have to offer you!

For the Glory,
Richard LaBarbera  ‘06

Greater Chicago Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association