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

Mar
26

Thomas Colloquium presents Eddie George
Pro-Tential Management has collaborated with Eddie George and his various enterprises to include: EGX Lifestyle, a health & wellness initiative that he started by partnering with the Professional Football Mothers Association and multiple lateral events at his alma mater, The Ohio State University. Pro-Tential Management has also been a part of Eddie’s busy career as he transitioned into acting, motivational speaking, entrepreneurship, and numerous other projects. For free tickets, click here.

Mar
28

Columbus Alumni Chapter Networking Reception
Join fellow alumni and friends at Hofbrauhaus! The Columbus alumni chapter will be seated in a reserved section and will order from the menu. Enjoy craft beer and delicious German food while catching up with fellow Penguins!  For more information click here.

Apr
4

Las Vegas YSU Alumni Gathering
The next gathering of the chapter will be held at the House of Blues Restaurant (private room) in Mandalay Bay at 6:30 pm. Click here for more information.

Apr
4

50th Anniversary Celebration for the Department of Counseling
Alumni and faculty recognition dinner in the Chestnut Room. For more information contact Catherine Cala at 330-941-2752 or cacala@ysu.edu or click here.

Apr
5

National Volunteer Week Project

Join Pete's Pride for an educational and enjoyable landscaping project! We'll join alumni chapters around the country who are engaging in National Volunteer Week service projects. Dr. Rick Shale, YSU Professor Emeritus, will present a talk on Mill Creek Park history. Pete's Pride will pull weeds and plant wildflower tubes in Fellows Riverside Gardens. For more information, click here.

Apr
6

Myrtle Beach Alumni Chapter Dinner

Join fellow alumni and friends for dinner at the The Claw House! The back patio that overlooks the inlet will be reserved for the Myrtle Beach YSU Alumni Chapter. Guests will order from the menu. Reservations should be made by March 31st to ensure an accurate count. For more information click here.

Apr
6

Washington D.C. Alumni Chapter National Volunteer Week Project

Join fellow alumni across the country by participating in a National Volunteer Week service project. The group will volunteer at the National Cherry Blossom Festival at the National Mall. Help is needed with the recycling effort. Click here for more information.

Apr
8

Cleveland Alumni Chapter Service Project

Join fellow alumni across the country by participating in a National Volunteer Week service project. The group will volunteer at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank on Monday, April 8 from 6-8pm. Reservations should be made by April 1. For more information, click here.

Apr
11

Centofanti Symposium presents A Panel Discussion on Survival and Moving Forward

Panelists include: Sue Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, the Columbine high school shooter; Fred Guttenberg, Father of Jaime Guttenberg who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting; Kaitlin Roig, former Sandy Hook teacher; Angel Colon, survivor of the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting; Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed by a white supremacist in Charlottesville. Click here for free tickets.

Apr
12

Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter Mixer

Join fellow alumni at Southern Tier Brewery at 6:00 pm for networking and campus updates. Contact Heather Belgin for more information.

Apr
12

Savannah/Hilton Head National Volunteer Week Project

Join fellow alumni across the country by participating in a National Volunteer Week service project on Tybee Island. Help is needed with basic cleanup on the beach. Reservations should be made by April 8. For more information, click here.

Apr
13

Atlanta Alumni Chapter National Volunteer Week Project

Join fellow alumni in the Atlanta area by participating in a National Volunteer Week service project at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area cleaning up trails. RSVP by April 8. Click here for more information.

Apr
13

Columbus Alumni Chapter National Volunteer Week Project

Columbus alumni will once again participate in National Volunteer Week with a project at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Volunteers are needed to welcome families, take orders and assist with distribution. For more information, click here.

Apr
13

YSU Greek Sing Alumni Reception
Attend a pre-concert alumni reception at Christman Memorial Hall in Stambaugh Auditorium prior to the concert. Click here for more information.

Apr
15

An Evening of Research

Presented by: Sigma Theta Tau, Xi Xi Chapter, Mercy Health Youngstown Nursing Research Council, and YSU Department of Nursing. Join us for a buffet dinner and presentations while networking with YSU alumni, faculty, students and area healthcare professionals while you gain insights from a variety of research projects and presentations. For more information click here.

Apr
21

YSU Golf Teams at Horizon League Golf Championships

YSU men's and women's golf teams will compete at Mission Inn Resort and Club, Howley-in-the-Hills, FL April 21, 22 and 23. Orlando-area alumni are invited to show your support for these student athletes by supporting them on the course! Click here for more information.

Apr
24

Dana School of Music 150th Gala,

for information call 330-941-3635

Apr
27

Greenville Alumni Chapter Wine Tasting
Join fellow alumni and friends at City Scape Winery for the second event of this new chapter! Click here for more information.

 

RECENT EVENTS

Mar
21

Carnegie Hall Bus Trip and Live Performance
Visit New York City, take in the sights and attend the YSU Dana Piano Trio performance at Carnegie Hall on March 22. For more information, contact Catherine Cala at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752

Mar
19

Skeggs Lecture Series

presents Nancy Grace and Dan Abrams, legal correspondents and television journalists, for information call 330-941-2136

Mar
16

Phoenix Alumni Outing
Join fellow alumni in section 206 (view reserve) when the Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Chicago Cubs during a spring training game. A pre-game gathering will also be announced separately. For more information click here.

Mar
15

CSRA-Columbia Alumni Dinner
We will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day at our next get together at Woodside Plantation Country Club. Wear your green, along with your Penguin red and white, for a fun evening! For more information click here.

Mar
14

Wilmington Alumni Dinner with YSU Softball Team
The YSU softball team plays at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington during a tournament Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17. Wilmington-area Penguins are showing their support by hosting the team for a buffet dinner on Thursday, March 14. Click here for more information.

Mar
14

New York Alumni Reception
Enjoy a private reception in the antique Vault Bar of Bobby Van's Steakhouse, with area alumni, WCBA Dean, faculty and students and catch up on the latest at your alma mater! Click here for more information.

Mar
4

25th Anniversary and Induction Ceremony XI XI CHAPTER OF SIGMA THETA TAU INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY OF NURSING
Join us for dinner as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary and induct this year’s new members. Click here for more information.

 

 

SAVE THE DATE

May
2

Distinguished Faculty & Staff Showcase
Join the Youngstown State University community as we honor the recipients of The Heritage Award, The Distinguished Professor Award, and The Distinguished Service Award. This special evening will feature the presentation of awards and celebrate the accomplishments of our campus colleagues. Click here for more information.

May
4

Charleston Alumni Chapter Gathering
Join fellow alumni and friends for a fun evening at Ristorante Lidi on May 4th! The bar area of the restaurant will be reserved for the Charleston Alumni Chapter. Alumni are welcome to bring guests, and reservations should be made by April 29th. For more information, click here.

May
14

YSU vs. Ohio State Baseball
Support the Penguins as they host the Buckeyes on May 14th! $10 per person includes a General Admission ticket and food voucher good for a hot dog or burger, chips and a drink. Alumni attendees will enter through the V.I.P. Gate to the left of the Main Gates. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Game time is 6:00 p.m. Deadline to order tickets is Friday, May 10. Call the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at 330-505-0000 to order tickets. For more information, click here.


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