Penn State Shenango to host 50th anniversary Blue & White Gala

On Thursday, March 31, Penn State Shenango will host its 50th anniversary Blue & White Gala. The event will include remarks by Penn State President Eric Barron and keynote speaker Penn State Women’s Volleyball Coach Russell “Russ” Rose. The evening will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m., including a cash bar, followed by dinner, presentations, a silent auction, and live music from the '80s cheese band Velveeta.

The campus has been celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout the academic year, starting with its Alumni and Friends Kickoff Celebration in August 2015.

“This has been a great year for our campus,” said Liz Izenas, co-chair of Penn State Shenango’s 50th anniversary celebration. “It’s been a year of reconnecting with alumni and friends, reminiscing about the campus’ changes and renovations, and developing new friendships, collaborations, and programs. Although we will continue to celebrate our 50th throughout the rest of the academic year, this gala event will be the highlight of our spring festivities, and we’re hoping for a large turnout.”

The cost is $50 per person. Reservations will be accepted through Friday, March 18, at or by calling 724-983-2905. No tickets will be sold on the day of the event.