New York. The Club is co-hosting an IvyLife ( Networking Coffee on Wed., Nov. 17. On Sun., Nov. 21, join us for Dorot Thanksgiving deliveries to homebound seniors. On Sat., Dec. 4, we welcome back Engaging Minds, featuring Penn Integrates Knowledge Professors Philippe Bourgois (medicine and anthropology), Robert Ghrist (mathematics and engineering), and Karen Glanz (epidemiology and health psychology). On Dec. 9 from 6pm to 9pm, members are invited to a reception and program with Penn Professor and Curator David Silverman, followed by entry to the King Tut exhibit. Tickets are $75 for adults and $55 for children and include the reception. To learn more about these events and to register—visit Log in to get the full benefits of the site and free membership. Contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76, club president, at if you have questions or would like to volunteer.

Northern California. Join Bay Area alumni at our upcoming events including mixers, joint Ivy League activities, walking tours of San Francisco landmarks, and our Lunch & Learn speaker series. Celebrate the New Year by joining us at our annual party in honor of Ben Franklin. To receive invitations to Bay Area events, register on our website

Northern New Jersey. Penn Basketball: the Quakers play Army in a double-header at the Izod Center in East Rutherford on Dec 4. King Tut: tour this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit of King Tut artifacts, following a cocktail reception with Penn Professor and Curator Dr. David Silverman on Dec. 9. Penn Cares Community Service Day: join the club at our annual volunteer day at the Community Food Bank of Hillside on Dec. 11. New Club website: we are proud to announce the launching of For more information please contact club president Jill Holtz W’84 at

Orange County, Calif. Calling all Quakers in Orange County! Let us know you are out here! If you have an idea for an event, want to know about upcoming events, or would like to help plan an event in Orange County, please contact Jeannie Quan Hogue C’88 at or (714) 566-5081.

Portland, Ore. On Thurs., Feb. 24, John Zeller, vice president of development and alumni relations, and Hoopes Wampler, assistant vice president of alumni relations, will be in Portland to present “From Excellence to Eminence—Penn’s Progress toward Making History.” The Club will have its annual Holiday Happy Hour in mid-December and the annual Ben’s Birthday Bash in mid-January. Confirm the times, locations, and other details of all events on our soon-to-be reopened website or in our email newsletter; contact to get on the email list.

Rochester, N.Y. The Penn-Cornell Annual Luncheon will be held on Nov. 22, at the Inn on Broadway, featuring as guest speaker, Dr. William Destler, president of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Please contact Bob Fox at for further details.

Westchester & Rockland Counties. Upcoming programs include: “Engaging Minds” on Dec. 4, the third in a series of lectures where top Penn faculty discuss cutting-edge research and discoveries with alumni; the King Tut exhibit on Dec. 9, with a cocktail reception and program with David Silverman, Penn professor and curator. Detailed information for these and other upcoming events, and event sign-up, is available on the Club website If you are unable to log-in, email membership at For questions or to volunteer, contact club president, Cheryl Kabalkin C’87 W’87 L’90 at

Western Pennsylvania. Join us for our Monthly Luncheons which we host at noon on the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place. Information on other upcoming events can be found on our website

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Call for Nominations
ALUMNI TRUSTEES | Alumni are invited and encouraged to suggest Alumni Trustee candidates, who must be degree holding alumni, for the two At-Large Alumni Trustee positions.

The successful Alumni Trustee candidates will begin their five-year terms on January 1, 2012. The Penn Alumni Nominations Committee, chaired by Penn Alumni President Lee Spelman Doty W’76 and made up of current and former Alumni Trustees, will evaluate and recommend candidates for trusteeship based on evidence of leadership; involvement in alumni activities; record of achievement professionally, civically/socially, and for Penn; representation of the alumni body in terms of geography, gender, school/college, and personal background; record of financial support to Penn relative to capacity; and evidence of “trustee caliber.” Please provide supporting documentation for why a candidate should be considered for alumni trusteeship at this time.

The deadline for Alumni Trustee nominations is Friday, January 7, 2011.

ALUMNI AWARD OF MERIT | Each year, Penn Alumni presents the Alumni Award of Merit to alumni volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the University. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered but are only secondary to University service. The awards will be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2010? at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala, a celebration for all alumni volunteers. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held November 4, 2011, is a prerequisite for receiving the Award.

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD | The Young Alumni Award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the University prior to one’s 16th Reunion year. Community service, professional achievements, and other such accomplishments are considered, but are secondary to five to 15 years of varied University service. The Young Alumni Award will also be presented during Homecoming Weekend 2010. Attendance at the ceremony, to be held November 4, 2011, is a prerequisite for receiving the Award.
The Penn Alumni Awards and Resolutions Committee, chaired by Peter V. Shoemaker C’86 and made up of previous alumni-award recipients, will give consideration to suggested candidates for the Alumni Award of Merit and the Young Alumni Award. In addition to the online nomination form, documentation supporting why a candidate should be considered for the Award of Merit or the Young Alumni Award should be submitted at this time. Please note: the strongest recommendations are those that are accompanied by three or more letters of recommendation from classmates, colleagues, University staff, and others who know the candidate well in his/her service to Penn.

The deadline for Alumni Award of Merit and Young Alumni Award nominations is Friday, February 4, 2011.

Names of candidates for the Alumni Trustee positions and the 2010? Alumni Award of Merit/Young Alumni Award should be sent by January 7, 2011, and February 4, 2011, respectively, to: Penn Alumni, c/o Executive Secretary, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226. You may also submit your nominations online at

ACA | The Alumni Council on Admissions serves as an advising resource for alumni whose children and grandchildren are navigating the undergraduate college search and admissions process, starting as early as 7th grade. The ACA hosts Legacy Advising Sessions featuring timely and relevant advice to understand the components of Penn’s application, how to be a competitive applicant, and what it means to apply as a Penn legacy. Sessions are held Monday through Friday in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, and reservations are never required. For a complete schedule,
or call (215) 898-6888.




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