NITTANY LINES - Penn State Alumni Association



NITTANY LINES - Penn State Alumni Association
Volume XXIV Number 2
EDITOR: DERRY MILLER, [email protected]
August 2015
Next Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015
6:15 dinner / 7:30 meeting
All Chapter members are
Loc: The Back Page
334 W Main St
Leola, PA
To RSVP, contact Frank Musso:
[email protected]
August Meeting:
Wed, Sept 30
Loc: Fiorentino’s
500 Airport Rd (Lancaster
Airport), Lititz PA
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Penn State a national leader in NCAA
championships since 2007
August 7, 2015
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State’s lengthy national championship
history dates to 1921 and in recent years the Nittany Lions have
moved to the forefront nationally in NCAA title success.
Starting with the men’s and women’s fencing team winning its 10th
of 13th national crowns in March 2007, Penn State is tied for the
national lead, with the University of Southern California, with 16
NCAA Championships, including football titles. The Nittany Lions have
won at least one NCAA title in each of the past nine academic years,
starting in 2006-07.
Penn State’s 16 NCAA Championships are at least double the number
of NCAA titles won by every Big Ten Conference institution over the
past nine years. Since 1992-93, the Nittany Lions’ 27 NCAA
Championships are more than double every Big Ten school that has
competed in the conference for more than one year (Nebraska and
Ohio State are second with 12).
The Nittany Lions and USC each have had five teams combine to win
their 16 national titles over the past nine years. Penn State has had
crowns earned by women’s volleyball (six), men’s and women’s
fencing (four), wrestling (four), men’s gymnastics (one) and men’s
volleyball (one).
Florida is third with 15 NCAA titles since March 2007, followed by
Oregon and Stanford (14), UCLA (13) and Texas A&M (10).
Penn State NCAA Championships since March 2007 (16)
Men's and Women's Fencing - 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014
Men's Gymnastics - 2007
Men's Volleyball – 2008
Women's Volleyball - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
Wrestling – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
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Penn State a national leader in NCAA championships since 2007 (cont. from
Led by coach Russ Rose, the Penn State women’s volleyball team has won six of the last eight NCAA
championships, including the past two and four straight from 2007-10. The Nittany Lions’ seven overall
NCAA women’s volleyball crowns are the most of any school nationally.
Wrestling coach Cael Sanderson also directed Penn State to four consecutive NCAA Championships,
from 2011-14. The Nittany Lions have won six wrestling national titles overall.
Coach Wes Glon directed Penn State to the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championship. The Nittany Lions have
won 13 national titles to easily lead the nation. Notre Dame is next with four.
Coach Randy Jepson led Penn State to the 2007 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championship, its 12th
national title, which also leads the nation.
Coach Mark Pavlik guided the Nittany Lions to the 2008 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship. Penn
State’s pair of national titles are tied for the most among all schools east of the Rocky Mountains.
Story from Penn State Sports Newswire, 8/14/15
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Welcome, Allen Dissinger!! Allen writes:
A Penn State graduate in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.
My wife, Sue, and I reside at 25 Jefferson Ave in Denver. We have three adult children and two granddaughters.
I work at CNH Industrial in New Holland as an Information Systems Manager for our global Engineering Releasing System. I’m
planning to retire in January 2016. After retirement, my wife and I plan to spend considerable time at our beach house in
Wildwood Crest in the Spring/Summer and spend considerable time up in State College in the Fall/Winter. We enjoy many of the
sports at Penn State.
I’m currently President of the Cocalico School Board where I have been President for ten years and I have been on this Board for
twenty years. I also represent Cocalico on the IU13 Board of Directors where I serve as Vice President. I’m also serving as
President of the Denver Lions for 2015-16 Lion year and I’m Treasurer of the Denver Memorial Park & Playground Association.
My hobbies include playing golf, watching sporting events, and enjoying time with our granddaughters. My wife and I enjoy
working on several community programs in the Denver area!
Dale Spaulding will again be handling our Football ticket exchange. Here is his contact info:
H. Dale Spaulding
301 W. Hillcrest Ave.
Strasburg, PA 17579
[email protected]
Thanks, Dale!!
The PSAA for York County has invite Lancaster County PSAA to attend a Penn State Alumni & Friends
Happy Hour/ Social on Tues, September 8 at the John Wright Restaurant, 234 N Front Street, Wrightsville.
Social begins at 6:00 p.m. All alumni, friends, faculty, staff are welcome to join us – network / socialize!
*Drinks and meals are your responsibility. (Over 21 please)
This is a joint effort with the PSAA York County Chapter and the Penn State York Alumni Society
Are you ready for some football? The Chapter has 3 bus trips for 2015, with
one bus reserved for each game:
September 19 vs. Rutgers Prime Time TV BTN
Chapter Tailgate!
September 19th Rutgers - Chapter tailgate - Night game. Several bus seats remain.
October 24 @ Maryland In Baltimore (M&T Bank Stadium)
October 24th @ Maryland (Baltimore) - Several bus seats & several game tickets remain.
November 21 vs. Michigan
Penn State WHITEOUT!!
November 21st Michigan - Plenty of bus seats remain.
If you have previously indicated interest in any of the games & have not yet paid, please do so now. Payable
to: Penn State of Lancaster. Cost - Bus ride only $40./per . Bus ride/game ticket (Maryland only) $110./per.
Bus departure for the Rutgers game will be at 1 PM from Fabral, 3449 Hempland Road. Located between
Centerville & Donnerville Roads, near Air Products. Turn off Centerville Road at intersection of
McDonalds & Bob Evans, going west. Bus departures have not been determined yet for other two games.
Please send to :
Glenn Bissinger
22 Apple Lane
Mountville, Pa. 17554
[email protected]
[email protected]
Mount Joy Kids' Joy Land Playground Reconstruction
Volunteer Opportunity Tuesday, September 22nd
The community playground in Mount Joy was destroyed by an arsonist in 2012. Since then, a dedicated
group has spent great effort planning and fundraising to bring it back. Now it’s time to get to work. The
committee is gathering materials, tools and volunteers to complete the project. In our last board meeting,
approval was given to enable our chapter membership to volunteer as a group to help in the rebuilding of the
playground. The ‘build week’ is scheduled for Sept 21 to Sept 27, with multiple shifts each day.
-Our goal is to get our group together for the Tuesday evening shift, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
-Both ‘skilled’ and ‘unskilled’ workers are needed (skilled means you could run a power saw).
-If you’re unable to participate in our work day, the committee is also looking to borrow tools for the week
(sliding mitre saws, cordless drills, impact drivers, etc); they will be returned in the same or better
-Our Chapter Secretary, Josh Deering, will coordinate our volunteers; please contact him to register or for
additional information at [email protected] Please sign up by Saturday, Sept 12.
Check out the Facebook page, Kids Joy Land-Out of the Ashes! We look forward to seeing you there!
The chapter is once again going to support the Student Food Pantry at UP. We will start
accepting donations at the August board meeting, and will accept donations at each board
meeting through the spring semester. Lion's Pantry is a student run organization created to
address the issue of student hunger at Penn State. Their purpose is to help provide sustenance to
Penn State's low-income students by providing goods donated from the community and
corporate partners.
The need for a university food pantry has been realized through stories from students,
community members, and nation-wide statistics showing the growth of food insecurity for
college-aged adults.
*Please check out the websites, to learn
more or make a donation!
Sendoff Event Welcomes Future Penn State Alumni!
On Sunday, August 2, the Chapter hosted an event for incoming Penn State students (Class of 2019!) and
their families at the Farm and Home Center in Lancaster. More than 70 people, including 25 Freshmen, their
parents, and Chapter members and volunteers, enjoyed a wonderful afternoon as current students and York
Campus Lion Ambassadors were on-hand to answer questions, get students excited about their upcoming
years at Penn State, share what to expect as freshmen, and describe the importance of getting involved in
campus activities.
Following a catered picnic lunch, students enjoyed a fun social activity and dozens of door prizes were
awarded, including a $50 gift certificate to the Penn State Bookstore. Attendees were able to get their
pictures taken with the Nittany Lion, enjoy delicious Berkey Creamery Ice Cream, purchase tickets for our
Scholarship Raffle, and learn about the many ways our Chapter serves our membership and the local
Many thanks to the committee of dedicated volunteers who assisted by decorating the auditorium, greeting
students and their families, manning information tables, selling raffle tickets, serving ice cream, and making
the day a huge success. Special thanks to DuJour Catering for providing the fabulous lunch for this popular,
annual event.
Below are some pics from the annual ice cream sale held at the Lititz Craft Show on
Saturday, August 8th. 52 tubs of Berkey Creamery Ice Cream were sold!! Thanks to the
volunteers who all left with tired arms and shoulders. Stay tuned to hear how much was
raised for the Chapter Scholarships!!
Penn State Club of
Lancaster County
Room 140
1383 Arcadia Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
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Do you want to see something different in this newsletter? Tell us at [email protected]!
Upcoming Chapter Events
Joint Happy Hour with York Chapter (John Wright Restaurant)—6 PM,
Tues, Sept 8
Football Bus Trip with Chapter Tailgate---Rutgers game, Sat, Sept 19
Chapter Service Project---Tues evening, Sept 22
Interested in advertising with us?
Contact Derry Miller at 717-299-3301 or
[email protected] for more info.