DUBOIS – Michael White has started his term as president of the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society, an office he will retain until June of 2014. The outgoing president, Jackie Allen passed the gavel to White at the alumni society’s quarterly board meeting this week.
As president, White will preside over all meetings, be responsible for general supervision of all work completed by the society, and oversee society committees, in addition to other duties.
White graduated from Penn State DuBois with a degree in business administration in 2007. He came to the campus as a returning adult student after spending eight years in active duty as an aircraft electrician’s mate in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Currently, White is the marketing manager for Brookville Equipment Corp. In addition to managing the marketing efforts, he also works as part of the sales team for the diversified transportation manufacturer, whose product line is sold domestically and internationally.
For the past seven years, White has organized the Fat Tire Challenge Mountain Bike Race in Clear Creek State Forest in Sigel. The race averages 120 participants each year. He also earned his Eagle Scout status with the Boy Scouts of America in 1986.
White has received several awards from Penn State, including the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, the Penn State Business Outstanding Junior Award, and the Penn State Program of the Year Award, all in 2006. He also received the Penn State Terry Hartman Volunteer Service Award in 2007.