Alumni and Friends

Welcome to the Alumni and Friends section of our campus website. The information provided on these pages will give you an overview of the many exciting things happening at Penn State Wilkes‑Barre, and the many ways that you can contribute and get involved! Read news of interest to alumni, share memories of your time here, and reconnect with the campus and other alumni. Discover endless opportunities for professional development, networking, volunteering, and friendship building. Become involved through our alumni organizations. And consider making a gift to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Through your participation and generosity, you are an integral part of our future!

If you are interested in helping Penn State Wilkes-Barre in its continued quest to provide nationally recognized, quality education to the students of our region, we can always use your support. Your time, energy, and/or financial help is critical to the continued success of this campus, and whether a volunteer or financial donor, we appreciate your generosity. No gift is too small. Our students are dependent on the generous support of scholarship donors, as most Penn State Wilkes-Barre attendees receive financial aid and work part time to afford their education. There are several ways to make a philanthropic gift to Penn State Wilkes-Barre (including by donating to the Annual Fund), and many recognition opportunities and benefits to making these gifts for both personal fulfillment and tax incentives.

2019–2020 scholarship recipients

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The Penn State Wilkes-Barre community is comprised of an engaged student body, dedicated faculty and staff, and a group of caring and supportive alumni and friends. Each gift to the campus supports our students and the campus mission to educate, inspire, and empower our community. 85% of Penn State Wilkes-Barre students qualify for need-based financial aid, and the average unmet annual need is $11,000 per student. About half of our students are the first generation in their families to attend college, and the average debt per graduating students is $32,000.

Triumphant mascot in front of Hayfield House

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