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Beaver Valley Area Alumni Chapter elects new officers

New officers were elected to two-year terms on the Beaver Valley Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association’s Board of Directors at the group’s Sept. 11 meeting at Penn State Beaver.

All officers and board members are Penn State alumni. President Michael Hamilton received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts in 1998 and is an attorney with Davies, McFarland, Carroll, P.C. Vice president Sara Rehm is a 2008 liberal arts graduate and is an administrative assistant for Centria Architectural Systems. Valerie Cycholl, secretary, is a 2012 graduate of the Beaver campus information sciences and technology (IST) baccalaureate degree program and is an operating systems engineer for UPMC Health System. Treasurer Michael Boser, a 1998 business graduate, is a recovery analyst with Coventry Health Care. In addition, Roseann Simoni was elected to complete a one-year term on the Board of Directors. Simoni, a 1975 Penn State graduate with a degree in journalism, is a retail advertising representative for The Times.

Other board members are: Brandon Coneby, attorney/shareholder, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP; Nick DeSalle, teacher, Hopewell Area School District; Ina D. Finn, educator; Nicole L. Gardner, assistant vice president, foreclosure specialist, Bank of America; Keith Poleti, assistant vice president/financial services manager, ESB Bank; Andrew Selby, CFO, Becker Enterprises, Inc.; David Smarrelli, financial adviser, Smarrelli Financial/MassMutual Pittsburgh; Michael Smith, senior implementation specialist, Micro Systems, Inc.; and Lucas Morack, guest services representative at the Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh North.

Membership in the Beaver Valley Area Alumni Chapter is open to the public. Annual dues are $10 per person and $15 per couple/family. For information about how to join the chapter, contact the Beaver campus Office of Campus and Community Relations at amk6@psu.edu or 724-773-3816.

Penn State Beaver Sports Scoreboard: Sept 14-18

Saturday, Sept. 14

Men’s soccer – Penn State York 3, Penn State Beaver 1

Women’s volleyball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State DuBois 0

Women’s volleyball – Alfred State College 3, Penn State Beaver 0

Monday, Sept. 16

Men’s soccer – Mount Aloysius College 7, Penn State Beaver 1

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Men’s soccer – Penn State Beaver 4, Penn State New Kensington 3

Women’s soccer – Shawnee State University 7, Penn State Beaver 0

Women’s volleyball – Penn State Beaver 3, Penn State New Kensington 0

For scores and play-by-play details or for information about Beaver intercollegiate or intramural athletics, visit www.psubeaverathletics.com, or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826, or BJ Bertges, assistant athletic director, at bjb36@psu.edu or 724-773-3845.

Fall Faculty Speakers Series begins with a look at life in India

The Penn State Beaver Fall Faculty Speakers Series will kick off with a presentation on “Life in India” from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, room 16, Student Union Building. Presenters are Abhijit Dutt and Neelam Dwivedi, instructors in information sciences and technology. The program, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the culture, educational system, and daily life in India. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. For more information, contact Dutt at aud18@psu.edu or 724-773-3860, Dwivedi at nxd22@psu.edu or 724-773-3894, or the Office of Academic Affairs at djm5@psu.edu or 724-773-3571.

Beaver campus United Way Committee offers Penn State Creamery ice cream

The Penn State Beaver United Way Committee has announced its first-ever sale of half gallons of Penn State Creamery ice cream. The sale is open to the public as well as all campus faculty, staff and students. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10.

Order forms are available now by contacting Dana Alvetro, program assistant, Office of Continuing Education, at dlb31@psu.edu or 724-773-3762. Payment is cash or check only and must be made when the order is placed. Cost is $8.50 per half-gallon, and proceeds benefit the United Way of Beaver County. Orders can only be picked up at the Beaver campus Housing and Food Services Building from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21 and 22. Twelve flavors of ice cream are available: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, butter pecan, peachy Paterno, bittersweet mint, WPSU coffee break, coconut chip, peanut butter swirl, cookies & cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, and death by chocolate.

In addition to Alvetro, other United Way Committee members are Ted Froats, manager of information technology; Parker Goolsby, coordinator of residence life; Cindy Platz, staff assistant, Office of Finance and Business; Renata Shaw, staff assistant, Offices of the Chancellor, Campus and Community Relations, and the Brodhead Cultural Center; Claudia Tanaskovic, instructor in chemistry, Justin Vorbach, admissions counselor; and Jennie Ward, staff assistant, Offices of the Registrar and the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

For more information, contact Alvetro or Shaw at rxm70@psu.edu or 724-773-3553.

Admissions Office will host Columbus Day Application Workshop

The Penn State Beaver Admissions Office will host a Columbus Day Application Workshop, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in the Student Union Building.

Participants can complete applications and those applying to Beaver campus may receive an immediate decision. The $50 application fee will be waived. Participants must bring their official transcripts. Campus tours will be provided. In addition, Penn State information sessions will be held at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., room 16, Student Union Building.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at br-admissions@psu.edu or call 1-877-JOIN-PSU.