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Alumni chapter to hold annual dinner featuring Matt McGloin '12 on July 9

Former Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin '12
Alumni Chapter Annual Dinner with Matt McGloin

The Greater Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will host a meet and greet with former Penn State varsity football quarterback Matt McGloin '12 in conjunction with the annual meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Tues., July 9 at Sand Springs Country Club in Drums. All proceeds from the event benefit the Greater Hazleton Chapter's Academic Award at Penn State Hazleton which supports local students pursue a Penn State degree.


The event, which is open to the public, includes dinner, a cash bar, and many door prizes. The event starts with a meet and greet at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and remarks by McGloin and campus and chapter leaders. The meet and greet will continue after dinner.


McGloin, a 2012 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and telecommunications, was a three-year starting quarterback for the Nittany Lion football team. The record-setting signal-caller broke nine school passing records and tied another during his impressive senior campaign which, in December 2012, earned him the coveted Burlsworth Trophy presented to the nation's outstanding college football player who began his career as a walk-on. The former West Scranton High School standout was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions win eight of their last 10 games, compiling an 8-4 overall record and 6-2 Big Ten mark, finishing second in the Leaders Division.


For his final season, McGloin passed for 270 of 446 (60.5) for 3,266 yards, with 24 touchdown passes and only five interceptions. He also was second on the team with five touchdown runs. An honorable mention All-Big Ten choice, McGloin was selected Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week on November 19, 2012 after throwing for 395 yards, just four yards off the school record, and a career-high tying four touchdowns in Penn State's 45-22 win over Indiana.


McGloin recently signed on with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League.


He is youngest of the three children of Scranton residents Paul and Cathy McGloin.

Tickets for the event are priced at $30 for chapter members and $35 for non-members. Reservations must be paid in advance and will be accepted through June 25. Contact dinner chair Michael Heon '99 at 570-759-3982 or mykeyon@verizon.net or Carole Shearer in the Penn State Hazleton Alumni Office at 570-450-3016 or chs14@psu.edu for a reservation form. The reservation form is also available at www.psualum.com/chapter/hazleton.

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