The Architecture Alumni Group (AAG) met most recently on June 22 during the American Institute of Architects' national conference, where Kohn Pedersen Fox (thanks to alumnus Lloyd Sigal) hosted Penn Staters at a reception. Four Penn Staters were invested in AIA's College of Fellows this year, and all four were in attendance: Jerry Briggs (AECOM), Andy Cupples (DLR Group), Eric Goshow (Goshow Architects) and Lloyd Sigal (KPF).
The AAG has just completed its annual election process to fill two seats. Newly-elected directors are Alex Donahue and Danielle Mitchell. The recent graduate position will be filled for the coming year by Stephanie Rakiec. The AAG board extends its thanks to Jessica (Malarik) Fair and Peter Margittai, whose elected terms of service on the AAG board were completed as of June 30. Thanks also to Maria Hurtado, who served as the representative of the Class of 2017.
AAG Board (Effective July 1, 2018
David Schrader (1991)
Bob Holland (1973)
Sara Pettit (2009)
Marilia Rodrigues (2002)
Alex Donahue (2013)
Kyle Fauth (2007)
Matthew Graham (2012)
Rob McClure (2000)
Danielle Mitchell (2015)
Frank E. Dittenhafer II (1978)
Stephanie Rakiec (2018)
Immediate Past President
Interim Department Head, 2018/19
Director of Stuckeman School
Director of Constituent Engagement
Major Gift Officer, Arts & Arch.
Liaison to Arts & Arch. Alumni Society
Recent Graduate Representative
Membership in the Architecture Alumni (AAG) is automatic for all graduates of Penn State Architecture with no dues. The group exists to help provide a connection with alumni, and the board of directors acts as an informal advisory group to the department. By expanding the participation of alumni relationships, the group hopes to promote interaction between alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends for the benefit and ongoing improvement of the department.