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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 108,000 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.

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August 27, 2020 – Scribe Literary Collaborative with Claudia Berlinksi and Chris McCullough

August 20, 2020 – Empowerment through Entrepreneurship with Carmella Williams ’05

July 30, 2020 – Resiliency and Child Welfare with Jessica Williams ’15 and ’19

July 23, 2020 – McDonough Museum of Art: Emerging Artist Program with Claudia Berlinski

July 16, 2020 – An Inside Look at Sports Management, presented by Bob Sivik ’02

June 26, 2020 – Young Alumni Panel at Virtual Penguin Preview Day

June 25, 2020 – Personality Branding on LinkedIn presented by Carla Mattiussi Ed.S.

June 11, 2020 - An Archimedean Estimation to Hydrology Time Calculations by Ken Kagy ’79, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ, CPESC

June 4, 2020 – Enjoy Yourself! It is Later Than You Think presented by Phillip M Randall ‘68, PhD, CPG

May 21, 2020 – Refugees: Myths and Realities presented by Nicole Pettitt, PhD

May 14, 2020 - The Dos and Don’ts of Non-Profit Leadership presented by Karen Conklin ’70

April 30, 2020 - “Remote Work and Evolving Trends: A Guide to Looking for Remote Work, Working Remotely, and Employer Trends in Telecommuting” presented by Carla Mattiussi, Ed.S

April 2, 2020 – “How to Feel Whole in Challenging Times: An Exploration of the Six Dimensions of Wellness” presented by Tammy Sos ‘05