Alumni and Friends Events


2018 Homecoming

October 5-7, 2018


2018 Alumni Weekend

June 8-10, 2018

upcoming events:

Distinguished Awards Banquet, October 5, 2018.

The Clarion University Alumni Association invites you to its premier event, the Distinguished Awards Banquet, to be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, in the Gemmell Multi-Purpose Room on the Clarion University campus. Awardees to be recognized include Mr. Mark S. Andrekovich ('84), Distinguished Alumni; Mr. Charles F. Klingensmith ('61), Distinguished Alumni; Mr. Ronald J. Sylvester ('85), Distinguished Alumni; Dr. Susan C. Prezzano, Distinguished Faculty; Ms. Terri "Tiki" Kahle ('87), Distinguished Service; and Mr. Thomas N. Cole ('86, '88), Distinguished Venango Alumni.

Registration for this event is now CLOSED.  For questions or more information, call (814) 393-2572.


Homecoming Weekend, October 5-7, 2018.

Join us for one of Clarion University's most time-honored traditions, Homecoming Weekend! Events include the Distinguished Awards Banquet, the Alumni Association's Parade Reception and the Eagle End Zone Alumni Party. A full schedule of events is available by following the Homecoming Weekend link above.

Registration for all events is now CLOSED.  For more information or questions, call the Alumni Engagement Office at (814) 393-2572.


"Pehrsson in Person" Reception, Erie, October 25, 2018.

Come meet and greet with Clarion University's 17th president, Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, at the Lake Shore Country Club (5950 Lake Shore Drive) in Erie on Thursday, October 25. Hosted by Sandra (Hollenbaugh) Jarecki '69, the evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Join us in welcoming Dr. Dale to Clarion and learn about our exciting plans for the future!

Please RSVP by October 19, 2018, by calling the Alumni Engagement Office at (814) 393-2572 or emailing


Happy Hour, hosted by the Clarion University Philadelphia Alumni Chapter, November 1, 2018.

Join fellow Clarion alumni for a happy hour on Thursday, November 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yard House (160 N Gulph Road) in King of Prussia. 

For more information call the Alumni Engagement Office at (814) 393-2572 or email


"Pehrsson in Person," College Park, MD, & Washington, D.C., November 2-3, 2018.

Enjoy two opportunities to meet and greet with Clarion University's 17th president, Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, in the Washington, D.C., area! Join us in welcoming Dr. Dale to Clarion and learn about our exciting plans for the future.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Clarion Women's Basketball vs. University of Maryland

Pre-Game Reception, 4 to 6 p.m., enjoy complimentary appetizers and cash bar.

Looney's Pub, 8150 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD

Basketball Game, 6 p.m.

Xfinity Center, UMD Campus, College Park, MD

Tickets can be purchased online through the University of Maryland ticket office at or by calling 1-800-IM-A-TERP.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Welcome Reception, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., hosted by Mark Andrekovich '84

Hidden Creek Club, 1711 Clubhouse Road, Reston, VA

Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages

Please RSVP to events by Friday, October 26, 2018, by calling the Alumni Engagement Office at 814-393-2572 or emailing 


Mid-Winter Florida Golf Outing, January 21-22, 2019.

All Clarion University alumni are welcome to the annual Mid-Winter Golf Outing, sponsored by Alpha Gamma Phi fraternity. Festivities begin on Monday evening, January 21, 2019, at the River City Grill (131 W Marion Avenue) in Punta Gorda, Florida. There will be an opportunity to meet and greet with new Clarion University president, Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Menus and pricing are available at

The golf outing will be held the following day on Tuesday, January 22, at the Kingsway Country Club (13625 SW Kingsway Cir, Lake Suzy, FL) near Port Charlotte. The event includes a lunch buffet ($15 per person), golf scramble, and dinner buffet ($45 per person). 

Music will be provided by Al Holland, former member of The Platters, and David C. Johnson, current vocalist and guitarist for the Aaron Neville Quintet. 

Come join us for any or all of these events! Rooms will be available at a reduced rate at the Holiday Inn Express. To obtain the rate, ask for "Clarion's rate" when making reservations. Rate not available after January 17, 2019.

To RSVP or for more information, contact one of the following:

Wayne Norris ('65), 1-888-327-0280

Jack Bertani ('61), 941-627-0162

Chris Jones, 814-393-1832

Deadline to RSVP is January 17, 2019.


save the dates:

Stay tuned for more details on these upcoming events!

"Pehrsson in Person" Reception, Harrisburg, location TBD - January 15, 2019

CU in Florida - Bradenton, Jupiter, The Villages, Bonita Springs & Fort Lauderdale - March 2-7, 2019

"Pehrsson in Person" Reception, Philadelphia, location TBD - March 12, 2019

"Pehrsson in Person" Reception, New York City, location TBD - March 13, 2019

"Pehrsson in Person" Reception, Cleveland, location TBD - March 27 or March 28, 2019

Alumni Night at the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh - July 19, 2019


UPCOMING CUAA Board meetings:

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 10 am
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10 am
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10 am


Last Updated 10/3/18