From the President...

Dear Alumni, Friends and Fans,

Did you know that there are more than 328,000 Penn State alumni living in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and of that just shy of 25,000 live right here in Dauphin and Cumberland Counties? The Capital Area Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is here to harness the power of the local alumni. It is an organization designed to enable people to:

  • meet, mingle and network socially and professionally with other Penn Staters,
  • promote the goodwill of Penn State through philanthropic efforts like the Capital Area Chapter’s Scholarship Fund or Four Diamonds fundraising events,
  • contribute to the local community by participating in community service events,
  • maintain a connection to our alma mater, and
  • spread your Penn State pride throughout the Capital Area region.

Whether you are alumni, family of alumni, a student, or just a friend of Penn State, we hope you will consider joining our Chapter.

Why should you become a member? Simple. As part of your membership dues, you will gain access to our popular Ticket Exchange board, have access to “Members Only” sections of our website, such as our Capital Area Member Directory, get discounted ticket price opportunities for almost all events, but most importantly, you will also be making a contribution to our scholarship fund (which is the second largest in the entire Penn State Alumni Association), which benefits Penn State freshman of need from Dauphin and Cumberland Counties.

If you are already a member – thank you for your support! It is through your contributions that we are able to continue to grow our scholarship fund, offer great events and make the Capital Area Chapter one of the best Alumni Chapter’s in the country! It is only with our members’ help that we will be able to grow further and offer more unique opportunities to our membership.

A special thanks to all the volunteers who keep the organization running smoothly; we couldn't do it without you!

We are always looking for new members and volunteers with a fresh perspective who want to get involved and help us expand the organization. Please contact me at if you have an idea for a new event, a possible member benefit idea, want to become more active in the chapter, learn more about us, or just want to say hi. It's always great to hear from a fellow Nittany Lion. See you at our next event!

For The Glory,

Joshua Hoch '09, '14g
Chapter President