President Message


Hello Penn Staters.

It's truly incredible to reflect that over 20 years ago my journey with Penn State began. As I entered the spring of my senior year of high school, my path seemed destined for William & Mary University. However, my dad had a completely different plan in mind. A spontaneous trip to State College during a home football weekend completely altered the course, and the rest is history. State College, the University Park campus, the people - every facet of Penn State exceeded my expectations. Even now, after more than two decades, the friends I made during those initial days in Schulze and the memories I made while at Penn State are ones I will always cherish. I am sure many of you share the same sentiment. 

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all those who love Penn State living in the Atlanta metro area and invite you to be a part of our community and get involved. WE ARE...over 6,000 alumnae in Atlanta, and whether you are an alum, current student, parent of a student, or a friend of Penn State, YOU are an integral part of our community. Everyone is welcome to attend any of our events, such as football game watch parties, community service activities, Diamonds Over Georgia annual gala benefiting THON and CURE Childhood Cancer, Big Ten Atlanta alumni events, and more.


Kristen Stough

President, Penn State Atlanta Alumni Association