DUBOIS – Penn State DuBois Chancellor Anita McDonald is pleased to announce that Tammy Gaither of DuBois has been named the new Penn State DuBois Alumni Relations Officer. In her new position, Gaither will be responsible for supporting the DuBois Alumni Society and managing its activities. She’ll work to implement fundraising programs to support the Alumni Trustee Matching Scholarship, identify potential members, prepare marketing information for the society and serve as the advisor to the student club, the Blue and White Society.
“Tammy brings years of business experience to this position,” said McDonald. “She has continuously worked with alumni functions in some form since her own graduation from Penn State University in 1983.”
That experience includes work with alumni societies around the country. When she moved back to DuBois two years ago, Gaither began to serve on the Penn State DuBois Alumni Board. Before that, she said she’s been involved with Penn State graduates in Atlanta, Phoenix, Orlando and Tampa; all places she lived during a 22 year career in sales. After taking a few years off to raise her seven year old son, Zane, Gaither said she’s ready to start a new career that centers around one of her true passions.
“My Penn State days were wonderful,” Gaither remarked, remembering her days as a student and the years she spent working with alumni groups. “I look at this as the beginning of a long career here, doing something I love to do.”
Gaither plans to share her passion with other Penn Staters, by fostering a family made up of Penn State DuBois Graduates and others in the community who just want to be involved. She said, “My main goal is to advance the partnership between the campus and the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society. I want to plan events that people can look forward to annually and make them want to be involved with Penn State DuBois”. She continues, “they don’t have to be alumni, anyone in the area can be involved.”
Among events Gaither hopes will appeal to alumni and the community is a tailgate at Penn State’s Homecoming game against Wisconsin on October 13. She said the gathering of alumni and campus friends will heighten the sense of fellowship in the Penn State DuBois community.
Originally from Rockton, Tammy Gaither moved back to the area two years ago. She and her husband, John now live in DuBois with their son, Zane.
Tammy can be reached at 814-375-4786, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.