Penn’s regional clubs all over the country are celebrating The Power of Penn, and supporting the Campaign goal to drive ever greater alumni engagement at the University.
Campaign celebrations provide an unparalleled opportunity for alumni to connect and engage with the vision for Penn’s future first-hand. President Amy Gutmann and Penn faculty members have taken the Campaign on the road over the past year to select cities across the United States, and to London and Hong Kong—but Penn alumni volunteers in regional clubs are expanding this reach tremendously by hosting more than 20 additional events across the country and in Canada this year.
Regional alumni clubs from Miami to Tucson, from New Jersey to Seattle, to Toronto have opened their doors for these intimate Power of Penn gatherings. In the last week of February alone, more than 200 alumni gathered at three events taking place in Florida and Arizona.
On February 26, President of the First Coast Alumni Club, Jeff Bernardo, W’92, welcomed guests and featured speaker Clay Zeigler, C’85, to the Jacksonville Golf and Country Club in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Zeigler spoke about his long career in journalism and his work on newspapers including The Florida Times-Union. Read more about the event here.
The following evening, nearly 100 alumni gathered at the Sarasota Yacht Club in Sarasota Florida to hear a discussion about the latest developments in cancer research. Alan Lists, M’80, and Charles Lockwood, M’81, participated in a panel discussion moderated by Gail Morrison, M’71, FEL’76. Dr. Morrison is the William Maul Measey President’s Distinguished Professor in Medical Education at the Perelman School of Medicine, and Director of the office Academic Programs.
Also at the event, The Alumni Club Award of Merit was presented to The Penn Club of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The award was accepted by Club President Sharon Avison, G’00, G’04, and other members of the Club’s board. Read more about the event including speaker bios here.
On February 28, 75 alumni attended an event at The Camby Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona. Club President Nancy Casey, WG’95, introduced a panel discussion featuring speakers Joshua Kanter, WG’15, Kimberly C. Kur, C’92, and Adam Miller, W’89. The speakers shared the unique ways Penn prepared them for leadership. The discussion was moderated by Penn and Wharton Club of Arizona Board Member, Chris Kaup, L’91. Click here for details.