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PSU Gorilla Gatherings

PSU Gorilla Gatherings
We like to be informed about what's happening at PSU and stay connected."
~ PSU Alums Kelli and Andy Perigo, with their new baby Rhett

With full-time jobs and the recent addition of their new baby Rhett, PSU alums Andy and Kelli Perigo certainly have busy lives.

But this family still looks forward to PSU's Gorilla Gatherings, which give alums like the Perigos a chance to hear valuable updates about the university and keep in touch with fellow graduates.

"We like to be informed about what's happening at PSU and stay connected," said Andy, a 2001 business graduate and vice president for Commerce Bank in Joplin. Kelli, a biology graduate, works for Freeman Health System. The couple live in Neosho, Mo., but don't mind traveling to Joplin to attend Gorilla Gatherings there.

"It's fun to see people we went to school with and it's a great casual atmosphere to speak with others who have a connection to the university," Andy said.

The Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations' Gorilla Gatherings, which range from formal dinners to cookouts at ball games, will be held across the country this coming year. We invite you to join the fun!

August 26, 2010         KC Lunch Series
September-TBA          Neosho County, Erie
September 9, 2010     Crawford County-Lunch
September 21, 2010    Bourbon County, Fort Scott
September 25, 2010    Jasper County, Joplin
September 28, 2010    Labette County, Parsons
September 30, 2010    KC Lunch Series
                                    Detroit, MI
October 5, 2010          Sedgwick County-Lunch
October 7, 2010          Cherokee County
October 19, 2010        Topeka, KS
October 28, 2010        KC Lunch Series
November 4, 2010      Crawford County -Meet the PSU President's Council
November 9, 2010      Montgomery County, Independence
November 12, 2010    Johnson County-Tanner's Pregame Party
November 19, 2010    Jasper County, After Hours
January 11, 2010        Houston, TX
January 13, 2010        San Antonio, TX
January 19, 2010        Family Night at Gorilla Basketball
January 27, 2010        KC Lunch Series
February-TBA              Washington D.C.
February 3, 2010         Jasper County-Lunch
February 10, 2010       Phoenix, AZ
February 12, 2010       Southern California
February 23, 2010       Crawford County - Day with the Deans
February 24, 2010       KC Lunch Series

Mark your calendars for these other great alumni events:

August 27, 2010         Movie, Jungletron
September 9, 2010      Chris Cakes Pancake Tailgate
September 18, 2010    Family Day, Gorilla Village
October 2, 2010          Current & Retired Faculty & Staff Tailgate
October 15--16, 2010  College of Technology Reunion
October 15                  Outstanding Alumni Award Reception
October 15                  Crimson & Gold Dinner
October 16, 2010        Homecoming Tailgate
October 30, 2010        Discount Day, Gorilla Village
November 6, 2010      Gorilla Chili Challenge, Gorilla Village
November 29, 2010    Gingerbread House Contest starts
December 17               Meritorious Achievement Award Reception
January 25, 2010         Career Makeover, Kansas City Metro           
February-TBA             Children's Symphony
February 24, 2010       Current & Retired Faculty & Staff wine/beer tasting

For more information on Gorilla Gatherings and events offered through the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations, visit or call 620-235-4758