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Will You Snap Back from Social Distancing?

Ever since the word “quarantine” started dominating headlines, we’ve been faced with new realities. And those realities have crushed us down to the basic needs of human existence, the need to have meaningful relationships – face-to-face. Click “Read More” to see how the best years with your Brothers don’t have to be behind you. 

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A Reminder to All Kappa Alumni

Brothers,

In February I reported on the strength of Kappa – about our dedicated and strong Alumni Board, our very successful 2019 Homecoming, and the opening of the Kappa Chapter History Room, just to name a few accomplishments.   

Since that report, we celebrated Founder’s Day. Given the closure of the PSU campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Founder’s Day was celebrated by Zoom meeting. Attendance was high, with nearly all actives and about 18 Alums. And in the first time in a long time, scholarship awards were given to actives for exemplary performance on behalf of the Kappa Brotherhood. It truly was a great experience to present these awards, and we intend to make scholarship awards a regular part of future Founder’s Day celebrations.  

In my earlier report, I noted that the Kappa Alumni have provided significant financial support during this giving year (8/1/19 through 7/31/20), and that the total amount to date had nearly matched the total for the previous giving year. I also provided some detail on our Alumni Association budget (which is managed separately from the housing budget), and asked for help to close the gap in this budget, from which we fund all communication costs, events hosted by the Alumni, and the Scholarship Fund. The response was very strong, for which I give my personal thanks. However, we do have further to go.

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Alumni Update - Len Pasquini '66

Brother Len Pasquini '66 and his young bride celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on 2/28/20. In this picture, Len has his Penn State vest on with his Navy Dolphins pin.

An Irish lassie with an Italian lad! Let's wish them all congratulations and many happy returns!