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Why You Should Join

    Did you know that there are over 1800 Penn State alumni in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin? This year the Minnesota Chapter is looking to win the annual award for membership improvement that is granted by the Penn State Alumni Association. Each year the Alumni Association grants a cash award to a local chapter that shows significant growth in membership, scholarship activities, or other philanthropic projects. Our Chapter has never won this award; often they go to the East Coast chapters. Let's have some Midwest represenation. Join the Chapter today!

    The chapter has many new activities planned for the coming year. You can locate a calendar of events by clicking on the Events tab located at the top of the page.

    For just $25 a year per household you can join the Penn State Alumni Association Minnesota Chapter and be part of the best alumni association in Minnesota. To make it easy for you to join, we have included a link to the Membership Form below. Please complete the requested information and email it to or mail it along with your payment to:

Helene Slocum
2840 Danbury Way
Minnetonka, MN 55305

    With your membership fee and contribution to our annual scholarship fund, the Minnesota Chapter will be able to continue awarding over $5,000 annually through our scholarship to one or more deserving future Penn Staters.

    The Minnesota Chapter would like to extend a thank you to you for helping support your local chapter.

PDF Symbol2021-22 Membership Form

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Top Ten Reasons to Join the MN Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association

    #10 Meet a local weatherman, a Lambert Award recipient, a PSU Homecoming Royalty and countless other interesting alumni who now call MN home (answers to this who’s who trivia are posted below).
#9 Network with area business leaders that are made up of over 1800 Penn State alumni in Minnesota.
#8 Buy all of the Creamery Ice Cream you need at the Annual Dinner Silent Auction.
#7 Support local Minnesota students that have chosen to attend Penn State instead of becoming a Gopher.
#6 Who else do you know that celebrates Ground Hog’s Day?
#5 Tickets to local Penn State sporting events.
#4 Show off your softball talents on the field as we take on other Big Ten chapters (or just have a Bloody Mary and heckle the Umps!)
#3 Share your talents with Penn State students that may need career guidance and counseling
#2 Have Fun!
#1 Show your Penn State spirit!!

Answers to the "Who's Who" Trivia (from above):

  1. Local Weatherman, Paul Douglas, formerly of WCCO, is a Penn Stater(aka Douglas Paul Kruhoeffer ('80)
  2. Rumor has it, local alum and former PSU football player, Bob Urban, accepted the Lambert Trophy on behalf of Joe Paterno several years ago when a snow storm prevented JoePa from making it to the award ceremony.
  3. Larissa Minicucci was honored as Homecoming Queen during her college days.