Schedule

Friday September 21, 2018

12:00 PM  –  7:00 PM
Reunion Check-in
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, Executive Conference Rooms
 Optional 
3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM
On Campus Bus Tour: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
See how the campus has changed since your last visit. Stay on the bus for a complete tour given by Penn State SMART (Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team) Ambassadors. Buses will depart promptly at 3:00 p.m. from The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center Lobby. Limited seating; availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
 Optional 
4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM
On Campus Bus Tour: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
See how the campus has changed since your last visit. Stay on the bus for a complete tour given by Penn State SMART (Student Minority Advisory and Recruitment Team) Ambassadors . Buses will depart promptly at 4:00 p.m. from The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center Lobby. Limited seating; availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
 Optional 
5:00 PM  –  7:00 PM
Alumni & Student Networking Reception & Ice Cream Social
Join us in the Senate Suite at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center for light refreshments and enjoy an ice cream bar as we kick off the reunion. Learn about opportunities to mentor students from your college.
 Optional 
9:00 PM  –  1:00 AM
(September 22, 2018)
BAR Tailgate and Victory Party

Wear your PSU gear and show your Penn State pride as you cheer on our Nittany Lions when they take on the Fighting Illini. We will be having a buffet style tailgate with all of your favorites. Also, because we are so sure that our Lions will win, we’ve already planned a victory party, Penn State Style. Location: Dean’s Hall at The Penn State Hotel and Conference Center

 Optional 

Saturday September 22, 2018

8:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
Reunion Check-in
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, Executive Conference Rooms
 Optional 
8:00 AM  –  10:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
 Optional 
9:00 AM  –  11:00 AM
Town Hall Sessions

Join fellow alumni in the President’s Hall for a town hall style discussion on the following topics:

Educational Equity and Tuition Increases

Find out how you can become more involved with advancing the mission of the Office of Educational Equity and ways to contribute to the various scholarships that benefit minority students.

Alumni Career Services

Learn more about the career services available to you through your membership in the Alumni Association.

 

 Optional 
12:30 PM  –  3:30 PM
Legend’s Luncheon

Join us as we recognize fellow alumni, faculty, and staff who have made outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Anthony Leach.

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Anthony T. Leach ’82g, ’96g

Anthony T. Leach, retired professor of music/music education and was the founder of Essence of Joy. He served as conductor of the Penn State University Choir from 1994–2015 and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education until spring 2018 when he retired from the University.

Leach received a Ph.D. in music education and master’s degree in conducting from Penn State, and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA. During the 2009–10 academic year, Leach served as Penn State University Laureate. He is a naturally talented and passionate educator, teaching music to classrooms and choirs throughout his career.

Leach appeared as guest conductor for choral festivals and workshops in many states along the East Coast, and also served as a guest conductor for many international festivals as well.

Currently, Leach serves as conductor of the Essence of Joy Alumni Singers and Essence 2 Ltd. He is also director of music at Monumental AME, Steelton, PA. He also serves as chair for Lifelong Music for the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association.

 Optional 
5:00 PM  –  5:30 PM
Alumni Group Photo

Show your Penn State Pride and wear your BAR: 2018 T-shirt to the group photo. Please meet promptly at 5:00PM in the HUB Atrium at the Centennial Steps!

 Optional 
5:30 PM  –  10:00 PM
Dinner on your own

Explore the campus or downtown area on your own. Get some rest or just hang out with your friends.

 Optional 
10:00 PM  –  1:00 AM
(September 23, 2018)
“We Are…Wakanda” Party

Wear your favorite Wakanda gear or dress in the garb of your cultural heritage. We Are celebrating who YOU ARE. Light refreshments will be provided. Cash Bar.

 

 Optional 

Sunday September 23, 2018

10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM
Reunion Farewell Brunch

This brunch is the final get-together of alumni before we say goodbye until the next reunion. This gathering will feature performances by student groups and recognition of those that made the weekend possible.