Campus Societies Partner To Help Less Fortunate

The Penn State Worthington Scranton Alumni Society, in conjunction with the Blue & White Society, recently held a food drive to benefit the United Neighborhood Center's food pantry, in Scranton.

Traditionally, the Alumni Society holds an annual holiday food drive, but upon learning in October  that the local food pantry was in desperate need of immediate assistance in order to continue providing food to the area's needy, the groups opted to hold the food drive early to provide more timely help.

The group collected several boxes and numerous bags of non-perishable food items which it then delivered to the UNC in early November.

The WS Alumni Society is open to alumni who graduated from the WS campus or attended Worthington Scranton and finished their degrees at other Penn State locations. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Study Learning Center conference room. (Except for December when the group holds its annual holiday dinner party off campus)

These active volunteers suport the campus and host a variety of great annual events and fundraisers. For more information call Deborah Johnson at 963-2537.

The Blue & White Society is a student group that represents student membership of the Penn State Alumni Association with a mission to "enhance student life...while establishing a foundation for lifelong commitment to the University. Over the past few years, the group has sponsored and supported a variety of events on campus for students, faculty and staff.

Pictured above are Alumni Society and Blue & White Society members who participated in the collection.  Seated from left are Alumni Society President Louis Ingargiola, Vice-President Kathy Zielinski and Treasurer Carol Shamonsky. Standing from left are Rick Pambianco, Lisa Akulonis, Kathy Pliska, Jon Tabatabaie, Mechele Corry, Mike Corrigan, Carla Smith, Dawn Bauman, Thomas May, Michael Stout, Ann Marie Healey, Society Secretary Dean Butler, and John Durdan.