Once a Penguin, Always a Penguin

We know that being a Youngstown State Penguin is more than just walking across the stage at commencement, it's about being part of a community made up of more than 105,000 proud Penguins who have graduated from YSU since the university's founding. We are Y and Proud of all our alumni, and we are here to keep you connected to other Youngstown State alumni across the country, and around the world.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul
25

Young Alumni Mixer
Graduates in the last ten years are invited to Stambaugh Stadium to network and get a behind-the-scenes look at the football program. Interact with fellow recent grads, hear about the upcoming season from YSU football coaches, and tour the stadium facilities. For more information, click here.

 

Jul
27

Columbus Alumni Chapter Outing
Get together with fellow Penguins at the ballpark when the Columbus Clippers (Triple-A Cleveland Indians affiliate) takes on the Gwinnett Stripers (Atlanta Braves affiliate)! Click here for more information.

Aug
3

Atlanta United Alumni Outing
Get together with fellow Penguins at an Atlanta United game! Tickets are $21 per person in section 316, rows 6 and 8. A pre-game gathering will be planned and announced separately. Feel free to bring family and friends. Space is limited. Tickets will be allocated first-come, first-served with paid reservation. For more information, click here.

Aug
3

Cleveland Alumni Chapter Outing to Cleveland Indians Game
Get together with fellow Penguins at the ballpark when the Cleveland Indians take on the Los Angeles Angels. For more information, click here.

Aug
5

Columbia/CSRA Chapter Outing
Partnering with the local Sertoma Clubs to meet the attendance requirement, chapter leader Don Bartelmay '64 has planned a YSU Alumni/Sertoma Night at the ballpark on August 5! The cost is $25 per person, which includes your game ticket and an extensive pre-game buffet. For more information, click here.

Aug
8

Las Vegas Alumni Chapter Dinner
The Las Vegas YSU Alumni Group will have its next gathering on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Sporting Life Bar (7770 S. Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89139). Please RSVP to Jane Reid. For more information, click here.

Aug
15

Akron/Canton Alumni Chapter Outing
Get together with fellow Penguins at the ballpark when the Akron Rubber Ducks (Cleveland Indians affiliate) take on the Trenton Thunder (New York Yankees affiliate). Click here for more information.

Aug
17

Greenville Alumni Chapter Outing
Get together with fellow Penguins at the ballpark when the Greenville Drive (Boston Red Sox affiliate) takes on the Hickory Crawdads (Texas Rangers affiliate)! For more information, click here.

Aug
17

Washington DC Alumni Chapter Outing
Get together with fellow Penguins at the ballpark when the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Washington Nationals. For more information, contact Heather Belgin or call 330-941-1591.

Aug
23

Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter at Lumberjaxes
Join fellow alumni and friends for a fun new activity! The group will get together at Lumberjaxes, Pittsburgh's first axe throwing venue. The cost is $35 per person, payable that evening. BYOB and food can be ordered. RSVP through the Google form by August 16 to ensure an accurate count. Nametags will be provided. Click here for more information.

Aug
24

Columbia Alumni Chapter Football Watch Party
Join fellow alumni for a fun filled watch party at Woodside Plantation Country Club. For more information, contactHeather Belgin or call 330-941-1591.

Aug
24

Charleston/Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter Football Watch Party
Join alumni from both the Charleston and Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapters for a combined Football Watch Party on Saturday, August 24, 2019! We'll join forces to cheer on the Penguins football team for the season opener against Samford at 3:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

Aug
31

Tampa Bay Alumni Chapter Outing
Get together with fellow Penguins at the ballpark when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Cleveland Indians! Click here for more information.

 

RECENT EVENTS

Jul
14

Ladies Day Out
Enjoy a champagne brunch in The Atrium at Williamson Hall, with a featured speaker, artist door prizes, and shopping at the Summer Festival of the Arts. For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752

Jul
5

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Kevin Smith
Tickets are available beginning May 20, 2019 through the Stambaugh Auditorium website. Click here for more information.

Jun
29

First Gathering of the Indianapolis YSU Alumni Chapter!
Join fellow alumni and friends at the first gathering of the new Indianapolis YSU Alumni Chapter! The group will gather at Buca di Beppo for dinner on June 29. The Indianapolis Alumni Chapter will be seated in a semi-private area and will order from the menu. RSVP by June 24 to ensure an accurate count. Nametags will be provided. Click here for more information.

Jun
28

YSU Night with the Scrappers
Join us for a night out with other alumni and friends at the ball field! Picnic and Game at 5:30, $13 per person; limited to first 350 guests. Call Mahoning Valley Scrappers at 330-505-0000 for tickets by June 17.

Jun
22

YSU Night at River Rock at the Amp
Join alumni and friends for an evening of fun and entertainment! Headliner, Disco Inferno and Opener, Old Skool, offer dancing queens (and kings!) the chance to get down and boogie. Leisure suits, bellbottoms, fringe and platform shoes are optional! For more information, click here!

June
1

Streetscape 2019: "Spruce Up Youngstown"
Pete's Pride members and local alumni are invited to participate by planting flowers, mulch and remove debris in a designated area downtown from 8:00-12:00 pm. For more information contact Brittany Defibaugh, Alumni Engagement Coordinator, at bldefibaugh@ysu.edu or 330-941-7170.

 

SAVE THE DATE

Sep
7

Dana School of Music Alumni Reunion Celebrating 150 Years
The event will be held at Powers Auditorium at DeYor Performing Arts Center at 6:00 pm, and will feature dinner, live music, and dancing! For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752.

Sep
13

Veterans & ROTC Alumni Weekend
Join us for a full weekend of activities, beginning with the Reunion Dinner on Friday, Sept. 13 in the Williamson Hall Atrium, YSU vs Duquesne Football game on Saturday, Sept. 14, and ending with the 4th Annual Golf Outing on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Avalon Golf and County Club. For more information, contact Catherine Cala in Alumni Engagement.

Sep
19

South Florida Alumni Mixer
Socialize with YSU alumni and friends in your area on Thursday, September 19 at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, 2550 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami, 33127. The group will be seated in the reserved section of the lounge. Guests will order from the menu and pay with separate checks. Click here for more information.

Oct
11

Criminal Justice & Forensic Sciences 50th Anniversary Celebration
The celebration will be in the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Center at 6:00 pm. For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752.

Oct
16

Half Century Club Celebration featuring the Class of 1969
Dinner, Induction Ceremony, and Skeggs Lecture by Martin Sheen will be at Stambaugh Auditorium at 5:00 pm. For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752.

Oct
16

Skeggs Lecture Series presents Martin Sheen
Endeared to audiences nation-wide for his acting career which spans more than five decades, Martin Sheen uses his dynamic presence and celebrity status to lend an inspired voice to political and humanitarian causes around the globe. Tickets available beginning Monday, September 9, 2019 through the Stambaugh Auditorium website Click here for more information or 330-941-2752.


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