Penn State South Jersey Shore
Penn State Alumni Association Chapter
Chapter NewsLetter Spring 2000

Chapter Officers, 1999-2000
President - Gary Thomas, Ocean View
Vice President - Julie Engle, Ocean City
Treasurer - Bruce Engle, Ocean View
Recording Secretary - John McKee, Ocean City
Corresponding Secretary - Donna Thomas, Ocean View


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April 2000 Newsletter

South Jersey Shore Annual Penn State
Scholarship Dinner
Wednesday, May 17th   

Penn State's 2000 Season
Quarterback Coach Jay Paterno
Highlights Program As Local
Shore Chapter's Guest Speaker  

  In his sixth year on the staff is Jay Paterno, who is in his first year coaching the

   The past five years he worked with the tight ends and was recruiting coordinator, 
an area where he remains very active. Paterno has developed a strong group of 
returning tight ends, led by Tony Stewart and John Gilmore. 

   A 1990 Penn State graduate, Paterno was a reserve quarterback on his father's squad. He lettered 
as a senior in 1989 and was a member of the 1986 National Championship team. 

   He got his coaching start as an undergraduate assistant at Penn State in the spring of 1990. He also
was a graduate assistant coach at Virginia for three years and wide receivers and tight ends coach at 
Connecticut for two. Paterno was the quarterbacks coach at James Madison in 1994, helping the Dukes
to the second round of the Division I-AA playoffs. 

Source (April 23, 00):

Chapter Banquet Location

Doc's Place Buffet

Buffet includes salad, entree, dessert and beverage

Special PSU Afghan Door Prize
Special Door Prize drawing with the winner receiving a Penn State afghan.

Chapter Dinner Program Includes Special Scholarship Fundraiser
Chinese/Silent Auction - Scholarship Fund Raiser Items Needed - Penn State related as well as local items. Gift certificates to area restaurants always stimulate interest. Ask your favorite dining spot to donate certificates to our Penn State Chapter and support the Scholarship Program.

General Chapter News / Information:

College Fair Activities
Chapter board members staffed Penn State information tables at College Fairs throughout South Jersey again this year.  
Sites included:
    - Atlantic City Kiwanis Club College Fair held at Atlantic Community College
    - Wildwood Catholic High School College Fair for Cape May County
    - Cumberland County College Fair at Cumberland Community College

Annual Blue and White Football Game Held April 15th
Check the Penn State Sports Web site for follow-up story

Habitat For Humanity Work Day 2000
    Plans are being finalized for a Penn State South Jersey Shore Habitat Work Day
this summer in Atlantic City. Our date for the Habitat support this year is Saturday June 17th.
Details on the Habitat Work Day will be mailed and included on the Chapter Web site during the month of May.

Graduating Penn State Seniors 
When you get your diploma this Spring you also become members of the Penn State Alumni Association and our South Jersey Shore Chapter. Contact Chapter President for details on all of the benefits and opportunities for you and your family. 

Scholarships - Penn State South Jersey Shore
    Applications have been received from area students at many of the 24 high schools in our South Jersey Shore area. Chapter Board members are reviewing scholarship candidates and the selections will be announced at the Annual Dinner on May 17th.

Fall Send-Off Party for Penn State Freshman
The Chapter's annual Send-Off gathering for new Freshman will be held in early August. Date and location of the gathering will be announced in the coming months.

Fall 2000 - Football TV Parties @ the Shore
Locations and dates will be announced in the future.

Football Kick-Off Classic ~~ August 27th @ the Meadowlands
    Chapter President Gary Thomas has announced plans for a TV party at his residence for pool-side viewing of the Penn State - USC Kick-Off Classic this August. More details will be 
forthcoming in future newsletters and on the Web.

Al and Lois Beattie enjoy a recent
NJ Shore tailgate gathering at Penn 
State's Beaver Stadium. 

Jody and Arron Thomas, the daughter
and son of Gary and Donna Thomas
of Ocean View, NJ,  at one of last year's
University Park football games.


2000 Penn State Football Schedule

Sept. 2 Toledo

Sept. 9 Louisiana Tech

Sept. 16 @ Pittsburgh

Sept. 23 @ Ohio State

Sept. 30 Purdue

Oct. 7 @  Minnesota

Oct. 21 Illinois 

Oct. 28 @ Indiana

Nov. 4 Iowa

Nov. 11 @ Michigan

Nov. 18  Michigan State

Jersey Shore Chapter Web Site
    Web site, maintained by Chapter member Ralph Cooper, 
continues to be hosted @

    This hosting service is provided at no charge to the Chapter by,
  providing a wide-range of local and national Internet services.

    If you have any items or photos related to Penn State you'd like to share
through our South Jersey Shore web site, e-mail the information to Ralph

April 2000 - PSSJS-Newsletter Ver. 1.4 
Last Page Up-Date 02 April 2002

Newsletter and Web Site Editor,
Ralph J. Cooper

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