Celebrating Susan Welch: Our Champion of the Liberal Arts

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Celebrating Susan Welch: Our Champion of the Liberal Arts


Since joining Penn State in July 1991 Susan Welch truly has been our champion of the liberal arts.  As she prepares to step down as dean we invite you to honor her achievements and thank her for her service to the College of the Liberal Arts and to Penn State. You are invited to participate in the following ways:

Attend the College’s celebration: Join your Liberal Arts colleagues on Tuesday, November 27 for a special open house event to honor Susan Welch and her 28 years as Dean of the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State. The program will reflect on Susan’s contributions to the college and the University — with a few surprises along the way. The open house will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom, with a program starting at 3:00 p.m.

Click here to RSVP by November 16

Upload a video or photograph to Facebook: We’ve created a Facebook group where you can upload thank you videos or send photographs. Please click here to access the group. Or if you prefer to send videos or other files to us directly, please upload them below by November 16.
Record a thank you video: If you would like assistance recording a video, please contact Emilee Spokus in the Office of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship at .

Write a thank you note: Download the note card template and write a message. Scan and send messages to larsvp@psu.edu or deliver to the Dean’s Office in 111 Sparks by November 16. You can also pick up a note card from the Dean's Office in 111 Sparks Building. We will compile notes and photographs into a memory book for Susan.  

Make a gift in Susan’s honor to the Dean Susan Welch Centennial Graduate Endowment fund: This fund was created in honor of Susan’s 20th anniversary as Dean and provides essential support for graduate students in the College of the Liberal Arts. The fund supports research expenses, travel expenses, teaching releases, and scholarships. Gifts can be made at https://giveto.psu.edu/susanwelch or by mailing a check payable to The Pennsylvania State University with XCLWH in the memo line to:

Penn State Annual Fund
2583 Gateway Drive, Suite 200
State College, PA 16801
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