We are...Penn State School of EECS Alumni Community

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has an alumni group, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Alumni Society (EECS-AS), whose objective is to promote fellowship and communication among the alumni, faculty and students of the School in order to work for the improvement of all. There are no dues or fees to join and the society is structured around a board of directors that directs the activities. These activities can include membership in alumni committees, participating in the alumni Mentor Collective program, offering practitioner feedback, helping to enhance communications between alumni and students, and assisting students in their success.

Please contact Heather Gummo, program and events coordinator, at hdg10@psu.edu if you would like to join us! We are in need of alumni interested in leadership positions.

Meet the Board:

  • Paul Mittan, '04, electrical engineering
  • Allen Puy, '86, computer science
  • Jim Durrell, '94 (bachelor of science) computer science, and '05 M.B.A.
  • Joseph Gera, '81 (bachelor of science) and '83 (master of science), electrical engineering
  • Joseph Rokita, '99, electrical engineering
  • Thomas La Porta, school head
  • Marc Bjorkman, '86, electrical engineering
  • Dale Hoffman, '72, electrical engineering, ex-officio, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society past president
  • Nick Coval, '01, computer science
  • Heather Gummo, program and events coordinator

The School of EECS Alumni Society is interested in establishing a number of committees that you can join and/or lead! All committees will conduct business through conference calls and email so you don’t have to live in Centre County to be involved.

  • Building Community (social media)
  • Events:Heather Gummo, chair
  • Leadership
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Student Outreach and Engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Alumni Outreach and Engagement

To join a committee or request more information, please contact Heather Gummo at hdg10@psu.edu.

Board members are elected to a three-year term. Watch for the next call for nominations this spring!

Past Board of Directors

A special thank you to the following individuals who previously served on the EECS-AS Board of Directors:

  • Scott Ackerman: BS EE '95
  • Amy Antonucci, BS CMPSC '94, MS CMPSC '02
  • Katie Barrett, BS CMPSC '68
  • Andrew (Andy) Berger, BS EE '88
  • Don Carretta, BS EE '75
  • Nick Coval: BS CMPSC '01
  • Julia Erdley, BS EE ’89, MS EE ’97
  • Eric Foreman, BS EE ’99
  • Beth Gemmell, BS EE ’01
  • Matt Graham, BS CMPEN '00
  • Patti Held, BS CMPSC '88
  • Kevin Kelly, BS EE '93
  • Rob Masters, BS EE '85
  • Arnold C. (Chet) McQuaide, BS EE '65
  • Jodi Miller, BS CMPSC '84
  • Burke O'Toole, BS EE '16
  • Scott Patti, BS CMPEN '01, Ex-officio, IPAC
  • Rich Prewitt, BS CMPSC '84
  • Amy Purdy, BS EE '00, Ex-officio, IPAC
  • Allen Puy, BS CMPSC ’86
  • Keith Ressler: BS EE '99, MESE '13
  • Dario Reyes, BS CMPEN '08
  • John Shavinsky, BS EE '85, Ex-officio, IPAC
  • Brad Sileo: BS CE '96
  • Catherine Schultz, Ex-officio, School liaison
  • Victoria Morgante, Ex-officio, School liaison 


Additionally, the College of Engineering has an alumni society, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS), which offers many activities and networking opportunities for the College of Engineering. Please visit their website to learn more about this organization.



The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science was created in the spring of 2015 to allow greater access to courses offered by both departments for undergraduate and graduate students in exciting collaborative research fields.

We offer B.S. degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering and data science and graduate degrees (master's degrees and Ph.D.'s) in electrical engineering and computer science and engineering. EECS focuses on the convergence of technologies and disciplines to meet today’s industrial demands.

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

The Pennsylvania State University

207 Electrical Engineering West

University Park, PA 16802


Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Department of Electrical Engineering