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John Perate

Dear Students, Faculty, and Fellow Penn State Berks Alumni,

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as the newly elected President of the Penn State Berks Campus Alumni Society. I attended the Berks Campus in 1992-93 and graduated in 1996 with a B.S. degree in Marketing and International Business from University Park.

The Penn State Berks Campus Alumni Society is a service organization whose goal is to unite alumni of the Penn State Berks campus, provide a means whereby alumni may join together to enhance the interests and reputation of the Berks campus, and achieve a closer fellowship between the alumni, students, faculty, and community. Our mission is to encourage support for scholarships, promote professional development of students and alumni, and foster a sense of pride in and commitment to the Berks campus.

The Society has an Endowed Students Scholarship that was created to assist Berks Campus students annually with their tuition. We contribute to the scholarship by sponsoring several events throughout the year. These events include our annual Penn State Ice Cream Sale, our PSU Fall Classic Tennis Tournament, Ghost Stories Tour with Charlie Adams, and T-shirt sales. The Society also sponsors other events for the students including: The Welcome Back Picnic and Homecoming events on campus just to name a few.

Our organization is always seeking volunteers that want to help make a difference and assist us with the growth of the Berks Campus. Please consider getting involved by contacting Heather Angstadt (Alumni Relations Coordinator) at 610-396-6052.

We Are…Penn State Berks

John Perate, ‘96

President, Penn State Berks Alumni Society