PSU coach James Franklin to speak at Scranton chapter of Penn State Alumni dinner


DICKSON CITY — The Greater Scranton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association announces that James Franklin, head football coach at Penn State, will headline the 2018 “Penn State Night” dinner on Wednesday May 23 at Genetti Manor.

Franklin will meet with local alumni and fans and talk about Penn State’s 2017 season that ended with 11 wins, a Top-10 national ranking and a Fiesta Bowl victory, as well as preparations for the 2018 campaign, and how all Penn State alumni and fans can help build on Penn State football’s tradition of excellence.

Penn State Night will feature not only Coach Franklin but also the “Voice” of Penn State, Steve Jones. The dinner will also name Sue Thomas 2018 Alumna of the Year. Thomas has made tremendous contributions to Penn State University in many ways throughout her lifetime. The Penn State chapter will also announce and present several scholarships to current Penn State students.

Doors open at 6 p.m. With the large crowd expected, autographs will be not be provided but Coach Franklin will be available for a photo op between 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. Dinner and program will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $50 per person.

For ticket, call the Scranton Campus at 570-963-2537 or visit the chapter website