Penn State Mont Alto hosts event to honor students

Mont Alto Photo Booth

Students take advantage of the traveling photo booth during Penn State Mont Alto's Student Appreciation Night.

Credit: Brandi Biesecker

MONT ALTO, Pa. — Members of the Penn State Mont Alto community honored its students on Nov. 29 in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) during Student Appreciation Night. See photos of the event here.

The event began with a tailgate party that included walking tacos, drinks and music. Chancellor Francis Achampong welcomed the crowd and said he initiated the event to not only appreciate the students but to also bring spirit to the campus community and generate excitement around Mont Alto’s athletic teams. The Penn State Mont Alto Cheerleading Team and Nittany Lion mascot led the crowd in a pep rally and some donned Penn State gear for a photo in a traveling photo booth.

The event continued with two victorious basketball games, when the women upset Christendom (60-40) and the men took Penn State Wilkes Barre (84-67). Pizza and giveaways were available to the students during intermission between each game.

The event was hosted by the Athletics Department, Blue and White Society, Chancellor’s Office, Housing and Food Services, Student Government Association, and the Mont Alto Faculty Senate Athletics Committee.