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Alumni gathering outside of the Hintz Alumni Center.

Gifts from alumni and friends to the College of Communications support the College and its students by making possible programming and scholarships. During the 2015-16 academic year, alumni and friends provided $1,018,355 -- a majority of which was directed to awards for communications students.

Emphasis areas for the College of Communications are:


Scholarships Provide Opportunities for Success

Senior Rachael David talked about her scholarship during the Donor and Scholarhip Recognition Dinner in September 2015. 

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Other Options

  • Designations: Gifts may be designated to benefit a center or institute within the College or to create or contribute to an existing scholarship fund or program. In addition, undesignated gifts provide important support that benefits the College and its students. If your company provides a match for giving, the University's tax ID number is: 24-6000376
  • Student Support Award: Designed to help students with extraordinary or unexpected needs, the College of Communications Student Support Award can help students who -- through no fault of their own -- face personal or financial curcumstances, such as a family member's job loss, illness or death that could prohibit them from completing their degree requirements at Penn State. This fund exists exclusively to help students with that type of one-time need.

For information about those options, please contact the Office of External Relations at 814-865-8801.

Questions About Gift Options

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Director of Development

Alumni Notes

Ben Rupp

Ben Rupp (2002, Journalism),

accepted a position as a Senior Major Gift Officer at Millersville University in Millersville, Pa. Ben, Karla (wife), and sons CJ (6) and Calvin (1) live in Landisville, Pa.

Chelsea Sweithelm (2012, Advertising/Public Relations),

was promoted to senior communications analyst at Highmark Inc.

Jen Lemanski

Jen Lemanski (2004, Advertising/Public Relations),

was named as one of Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40 for 2017. She is the practice growth senior manager for Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas, P.C. (PKF Texas), a middle market accounting and advisory firm in Houston. She is also a national board member of the Association for Accounting Marketing. Lemanski recently completed three terms as…

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