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2012 marks Penn State LehighValley's centennial year of educational service to the region! The campus opened its doors as one of the first permanent technical centers of The Pennsylvania State University in 1912, and has the distinction of being the oldest continuously-running campus outside of University Park.

While the campus name and location have changed over the years, its mission has not – still emphasizing Penn State's original land-grant institution mission of offering lifelong learning opportunities to the community.


100 Years of Penn State

Happy Birthday!


2012 Events


Art Gallery Exhibit:Home Front Heroes: Penn State Women during WWII (in honor of Women's History Month)
February 27 - April 28 | Art Gallery

As part of Penn State Lehigh Valley's 100th anniversary celebration, The Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley is recognizing the role of women in the campus' history. One interesting story takes place in the early 1940s during WWII when women were needed to support the war efforts. Penn State Lehigh Valley offered courses in drafting, chemistry, management, defense training, and more. Thousands of women enrolled in courses and became employed by local companies to help our country.

This exhibition features the work of ten artists who have participated at many Penn State campuses. They each interpreted our story in their own way.

Click here to visit The Gallery page.


Roaring Recipes Commemorative Cookbook
12:00 | Centre Hall

The Roaring Recipes cookbook will be on sale beginning  March 1 with a kickoff event in Centre Hall. Books will be sold for $20 each with proceeds benefiting adult learners, student groups and the campus.  Online orders are available through the Penn State Lehigh Valley Women's Commission website at www.lvwccookbook.webs.com and at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus bookstore.

This cookbook is a compliation of recipes from faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends of Penn State Lehigh Valley. 


Lehigh County BiCentennial Celebration
11 a.m. - 8 p.m. | Ag Hall, Allentown

Stop by our booth and learn a little or a lot about Penn State Lehigh Valley! 100 years and still going strong. Get your photo with the lion mascot, meet staff and students, and test your Penn State knowledge.


St. Patrick's Day Parade
1:30 p.m. | Allentown

Watch the blue and white (and green) celebration as faculty, staff, alumni, and friends march through Allentown.


Penn State Lehigh Valley @ the Iron Pigs
7:05 p.m. | Coca Cola Park, Allentown

It's Iron Pigs Time Again complete with Fireworks!
We are taking over the PPL Picnic Patio as part of our 100th celebration...the whole thing...to cheer on our hometown baseball team as they take on the Syracuse Chiefs. Any alumni interested in tickets, contact Donna Hahn at 610-285-5018 or dmh6@psu.edu.

Go Pigs!


Penn State Lehigh Valley Golf Tournament
11 a.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. | Brookside Country Club

Join us as we celebrate the campus’ 100th anniversary with this inaugural event to support our local student athletes! Sign up early for our special rate!

Click here for details and registration.