Alumni Events

Alumni Events

Dr. Jane A Williams Memorial 5k and 1.5 mile

WHEN: September 30, 2017; Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., race starts at 9:00 a.m
WHERE: Penn State Shenango Campus

This event honors Jane Williams, a 25-year, veteran staff member of Penn State Shenango.  Born on November 21, 1959, this Irish girl attended Ursuline High School and later Youngstown State University for her baccalaureate and master’s degrees. In 1982, Jane received her doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Akron. She married the love of her life, Donald “Fats” Williams, in April 1998.

While Jane passed away in May of 2012, her vibrant legacy lives on. Her spirited nature and love for all things Penn State sparked the idea for a 5K. Jane enjoyed walking and running, particularly in the wee hours of the morning.

All proceeds collected benefit the Dr. Jane A. Williams Trustee Scholarship at Penn State Shenango.

For more information, contact Jammie Clark at or call 724-983-2838.

Race information and registration (pdf)

William P. McDowell Scholarship Dinner

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017
WHERE: The Corinthian, Sharon, PA

The William P. McDowell Scholarship Dinner is open to all Penn State Shenango scholarship recipients and their families. (This is an adult only event.) This invitation-only, dinner is an opportunity for students to meet with some of the local donors, as well as celebrate the academic achievements of their peers.

Penn State Shenango Alumni Society Golf Scramble

WHEN: June 16, 2018
WHERE: Pine Lakes Golf Club, Hubbard, OH

Don't miss out on the fun, prizes and Penn State spirit! Proceeds from the event benefit Penn State Shenango student scholarships and special projects.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $80 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner, and beverages on the course. There are hole-in-one contests; door prize drawings; first, second, and third place overall awards; men’s and women’s skill prizes; and a top finishing all ladies team prize.

Sponsorship packages are available from $50-$1,250. Merchandise and gift certificate donations are also welcome for the Chinese auction.

Penn State Shenango Alumni Society Cornhole Tournament

WHEN: August 2017
LOCATION: Quaker Steak & Lube, Sharon, PA

This is a two-person team, double elimination tournament. Cost is $20 per person. Prizes are awarded to the first and second place teams. There are also 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Proceeds benefit Penn State Shenango scholarships.

If you do not play Cornhole, you can still support our students. If you present our Cornhole flyer to your server the day of the event, a portion of your meal will be donated to Shenango scholarships.