an organization rich in history, thanks to our alumni
They say, “A Springfielder’s true strength is the Springfielder standing next to them.” We are lucky to have an incredible alumni base that provides our organization and our families, past and present, with strength and encouragement throughout the years.
In 2001, on the Springfield floor of Simmons Hall, a group of friends decided to create a THON organization independent of the traditional Schreyer Honors College group and Greek life. From the very beginning, Springfield has been a trailblazer in the THON community. As the first special interest organization (SIO) Springfield raised $6,500 and supported two dancers in THON 2001. Over the last sixteen years, Springfield has grown from a handful of floor mates to 175 dedicated volunteers, from two dancers to ten, and from $6,500 to $270,146.49. None of this success would be possible without the support of our incredible Springfield alumni.
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staying involved: the springfield alumni interest group (AIG)
As an alumni of Springfield, you can still have an incredible impact in the fight against pediatric cancer. The Springfield Alumni Interest Group (AIG) is an official organization of Springfield alumni dedicated to providing resources for Springfield alumni to connect with each other, Springfield, and the larger Penn State and THON communities. The Springfield AIG operates within the larger Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group (DMAIG), although it runs its operations independently. Its goal is to expand the reach of Springfield's three pillars of family, fundraising, and team unity to ensure that they remain important to both current students and alumni.
An eleven-member executive oversees operations of the Springfield AIG, working in collaboration with Springfield's Executive Board in a mutually beneficial partnership. The AIG Executive Board extends the fundraising and alumni relations aspects of the student organization by taking on projects throughout the year that the Springfield Executive Board cannot accomplish on its own.
Meet the Springfield AIG Executive Board
Patrick Boynton ‘14, President (PSAA Life Member) | JD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Matt Krott ‘13, Vice President (PSAA Life Member) | PhD Candidate, Penn State University
Jackie Guo ‘14, Treasurer | Process Engineer, Proctor & Gamble
Matt Kaslow ‘12, Philadelphia Geographic Director | Law Clerk, US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Liz Kimble ‘14, Baltimore/Washington Geographic Director | Electrical Engineer, Whitman, Requardt & Associates
Vinay Ayala ‘11, New York City Geographic Director | Analyst, Surveyor Capital
Delia Carr ‘16, Pittsburgh Geographic Director (PSAA Member) | Internal Audit Leadership Development Program, PNC
Aryn Gabai ‘05, 2001-05 Generation Director | Doctor of Chiropractic, Pennington Family Chiropractic
Beth Shore ‘08, 2006-09 Generation Director | Deputy Attorney General, State of New Jersey
Meg Barnett ‘10, 2010-13 Generation Director | Teacher at an international school in Okinawa, Japan
Nish Pandya ‘14, 2014-16 Generation Director | MD Candidate, Thomas Jefferson University
Calendar of Events
Check out the calendar below to stay up to date on Springfield AIG events and reconnect with your fellow alumni!