We invite Smeal alumni and friends to partner with us to reach our ambitious $88 million goal for the University’s A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence campaign, which will end on June 30, 2022. The campaign’s core imperatives — keeping the doors to higher education open to hardworking students regardless of their financial well-being; creating transformative experiences that go beyond the classroom; and impacting the world by serving communities and fueling discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship — are shaping the future of business education at Smeal.

In my junior year, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Shanghai. The experience opened my eyes to a world of possibilities. Without that, I don’t think I would have had the courage to move to London to pursue my career in finance.

Kate Whalen ’08 Fin

Managing Director, Chief Administrative Officer, Private Alternatives, AllianceBernstein

Wall Street Boot Camp helped me secure an investment banking internship and has given me a tremendous foundation for networking and development that I can build on throughout the rest of my career.

Brad Tripp ’23 Fin

Investment Banking Summer Analyst, PHARUS Advisors

As a participant in Smeal’s Sapphire Program, I have the opportunity to define what kind of leader I really want to be. In-class learning is an important part of the program, but we also get to practice our leadership style in the real world.

Emily Irvin ’22 SC&IS

Global Operations Supply Chain Intern, Dell Technologies

Smeal’s highest strategic priority is to ensure our students receive the highest quality education, delivered at a reasonable cost, that is relevant and provides them with the skills and passion required to go out in the world and really make a difference.

Lizabeth Zlatkus ’81 Acctg

Member, Smeal Board of Visitors, Public Company Board Director

Campaign Progress

GOAL: $88,000,000

PROGRESS: $82,375,364

  • Through June 30, 2021

For more information or to make a gift, contact: MICHELLE K. HOUSER, senior director of development and alumni relations (814) 865-7830 | [email protected] | smeal.psu.edu | greaterpennstate.psu.edu