2019 Golden Decade Alumni Reunion

The ESM Golden Decade Alumni Reunion celebrates alumni who graduated 50 years ago, as well as alumni celebrating their 45th, 40th, 30th, 20th, and 10th reunions. All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago are inducted as Golden Decade Fellows to honor their lifetime accomplishments.

The 2019 Golden Decade Reunion will take place on May 30 and 31, 2019, and will honor graduates from the class of 1969 or earlier, and also alumni who graduated in 1974, 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009.

We invite all alumni to join us for an evening reception and celebration banquet at the Nittany Lion Inn on Thursday, May 30, and for our program of events in the ESM department on Friday morning, May 31.

This year's event will be held in conjunction with We Are Weekend 2019 (formally Traditional Reunion Weekend and Alumni Reunion Weekend). We Are Weekend is the premier Alumni Association summer event, designed to give Penn Staters of all ages, backgrounds, and interests an opportunity to customize their weekend schedule and spend time with family, friends, and classmates.

For more information about the Golden Decade Reunion, contact Lisa M. Spicer, coordinator for alumni, development, and advancement, at 814-867-1569 or alumnirelations@esm.psu.edu.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, May 30

  • 5:30 p.m. Reception – Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner – Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club
    • Program starts at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 31

  • 8:15 a.m. Breakfast – Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, Lobby
  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome and State of the Department – 114 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
    • Judith Todd, P.B. Breneman Chair and Department Head
  • 9:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:00 a.m. Faculty presentation
    • Speaker is TBD
  • 10:45 a.m. Meet ESM Faculty and Students
  • 11:30 a.m. Depart to Dean’s Luncheon, Nittany Lion Inn, Assembly Room
  • 12:00 p.m. Dean’s Luncheon, Nittany Lion Inn, Assembly Room

Registration Information:

Please register on the official Golden Decade event page.


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Our Engineering Science program is the official undergraduate honors program of the College of Engineering, attracting the University’s brightest engineering students. We also offer graduate degrees in ESM, engineering mechanics, engineering at the nano-scale, and an integrated undergraduate/graduate program.

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