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YSU's Office of Alumni Engagement serves a constituency of over 94,000 YSU alumni by developing, fostering, and maintaining sound relationships and lifelong involvement between the University and its alumni, and by providing a strong force for the advancement and support of the University by its alumni. 

The Office of Alumni Engagement utilizes a comprehensive, creative and integrated approach to communicating and maintaining relationships with alumni, students, university friends and family. This approach is accomplished by promoting and strengthening these relationships, while also upholding academic traditions and university vision. 


The YSU Alumni Society boasts more than over 1,385 Lifetime Members! For more information on how you can become an Alumni Society member, CLICK HERE.

Show your Pengiun Pride!

Your help is needed with Pete’s Pride volunteer activities. Click here to see how you can help with recruitment and mentoring. Email petespride AT ysu DOT edu to volunteer for any activities that interest you. If you haven’t yet signed up to become a member of Pete’s Pride, go to http://goo.gl/5TY6en to complete a short form.


YSU Alumni Engagement & Penguin Football –

A Great Combination!

Tailgate and Terrace With Us This Fall

We will be hosting a Tailgate Hospitality Tent in the M-7 Tailgate lot (see map) before the first four home games of the season. Our tailgate tent will be located near the corner of Lincoln and Fifth Avenues, and will open 90 minutes before kickoff. Our menus will have themes each game (see flyer for details), and will consist of delicious, classic pre-game finger food selections! Register using this printable flyer.

Please note: There WILL be seating for our registered Tailgate guests under our tent. 

For the final two home games of the season, we will be hosting sit down, buffet-style luncheons on Stambaugh Stadium's south terrace.

Pricing for the four tailgates is $15 per person for Alumni Society members, and $20 per person for non-members. Pricing for the two terrace Luncheons is $20 per person for Alumni Society members and $25 per person for non-members.

Game dates and times, themes, and more information is available on the printable registration form here.

Parking options, and additional YSU Football gameday information can be found here.

On game day, those with reservations for a Tailgate or Terrace Luncheon should bring an ID to the registration table at our tent (for tailgates), or on the stadium south terrace (for Terrace Luncheons) for access. 

Call our offices at 330-941-3119 with questions. Go Penguins!
Revisit old memories! Reminisce with your 1965 classmates and alumni from earlier graduating classes who have reached the 50-year milestone.
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WCBA 2015 Alumni Banquet

The Warren P. Williamson, Jr. College of Business Administration (WCBA) at Youngstown State University (YSU) congratulates the recipients of 2015 WCBA Outstanding Alumni Awards: Anthony Vross, BSBA ’01, Co-owner, Simon Roofing, Outstanding Business Alumnus; Thomas Meola, MBA ’93, BSBA ‘80, President & CEO, Northern States Metals and Solar Flex Rack, Outstanding MBA Alumnus; Melanie Cann, SPHR, MBA ’14, BSBA ‘08, Vice President, Human Resources, Cafaro Company, Outstanding Recent Alumna; and Chris Allen, BA, ’92, North American Talent Acquisition Manager, Vallourec USA Corporation, Outstanding Service Award.

The recipients will be honored at the Annual WCBA Alumni Banquet at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 16, in Williamson Hall at YSU. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. and the Awards Program begins at 7:45 p.m. Reservations are $45 each. On-line reservations can be made here

For more information, contact Christine Shelton at 330-941-3068 or by e-mail at  cgshelton AT ysu DOT edu.


We're Looking for YSU Alumni in China

A delegation from Youngstown State University will be visiting China October 20 through November 2, 2015. The delegation will be reaching out to reconnect with our China-based alumni and friends, recruiting new students and forming new university partnerships. The group of faculty and staff will be led by Dr. Martin Abraham, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs. YSU will have a booth at the China Education Expo in Chengdu on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. More information about the China Education Expo can be found here.

On Saturday, October 31 at 6:00 p.m. YSU will host an Alumni Dinner in Shanghai at the very popular Din tai fung restaurant. 

For more information on the Alumni Dinner, please contact Catherine Cala by e-mail at cacala@ysu.edu or 330-941-2752. If you know of alumni residing and working in China, please forward this information to them, and/or ask them to contact Catherine.



November 6-7, 2015

Friday, November 6th:

YSU Veterans and ROTC Alumni Reunion Dinner

Reconnect with fellow alumni, learn about the latest happenings in ROTC and the Office of Veterans Affairs, and celebrate the achievements of the 2015 Cincinnatus Award recipient!

5:30 p.m. - Reception

6:30 p.m. - Reunion Dinner

Reception to follow program until 9:00 p.m.

To be held in the Williamson College of Business Administrative Atrium on the YSU campus.

Saturday, November 7th:

YSU Veterans and ROTC Alumni Reunion Picnic and Day at the Game

12:00 p.m. - Reunion Picnic at the Veterans Resource Center. Enjoy delicious picnic fare and tour the Veterans Resource Center before the YSU home football game.

2:00 p.m. - YSU vs. Missouri State at Stambaugh Stadium. A block of tickets will be reserved for veterans and ROTC Alumni.

Reunion Dinner reservations are $40 per person, Reunion Picnic reservations are $10 per person. Reservations and payment are due by Friday, October 30th.

Reunion Dinner tickets, Reunion Picnic Tickets, and Veteran/ROTC Alumni tickets for the YSU vs. Missouri State football game can all be purchased on-line here.

For more information, contact Heather Belgin at 330-941-1591 or by e-mail at  habelgin AT ysu DOT edu


YSU Wind Ensemble NYC Pre-Concert Reception

Celebrate the YSU Wind Ensemble's Carnegie Hall Performance with a Pre-Concert Reception on Friday, November 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Trattoria Dell'Arte, 900 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10106 - directly across the street from Carnegie Hall.  Enjoy an elaborate Antipasto Abbondanza, delicious thin crust pizza, a cash bar, and conversation with YSU faculty, alumni and friends.  $50 per person.  

Tickets for the YSU Wind Ensemble NYC Pre-Concert Reception can be purchased on-line here.

Concert tickets must be purchased separately at the Box Office location at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue; by phone at Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800; or online at www.carnegiehall.org.


 Dana School of Music Alumni Reunion

Don't miss this first-ever Dana School of Music Alumni Reunion on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the Tyler Grand Ballroom in Stambaugh Auditorium.  The reunion coincides with Thanksgiving Weekend so alumni coming home for the holiday will be able to attend.

Reconnect with Dana alumni at a festive evening featuring fine dining by Saratoga, live music by Ovation, a cash bar, and dancing in the newly restored grand ballroom.  Cost is $50 per person.  All proceeds will support the creation of a Dana Alumni Scholarship Endowment. 

Tickets can be purchased on-line here.

For questions or more information, please contact Catherine Cala, Director of Alumni Engagement at 330-941-2752 or by email at cacala AT ysu DOT edu.


Please check out our flickr account where you'll find archived photos of alumni gatherings and events! (A permanent link to this site can be found on the left side of this page.)

For additional information on any of our programs or events, please call 330.941.3119 or email alumni AT ysu DOT edu.


Your Membership Matters! 

A membership to the YSU Alumni Society is an excellent way to stay connected to Youngstown State University!  To sign up online, simply CLICK HERE!


YSU Alumni Engagement 'Legacy Scholarship'

Each year the YSU Office of Alumni Engagement awards four $1,000 academic scholarships to children of current members of the YSU Alumni Society who are also graduates of Youngstown State University or any of its predecessors. 

More information about the Legacy Scholarship can be found here.

The scholarship application can be found here.


Curious Where YSU graduates are residing?

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Alumni and Friends Area Resources

The Office of Alumni Engagement
Tod Hall
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Phone: 330.941.3119

Email: alumni AT ysu DOT edu

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