Smeal’s connection to its own alumni base has grown and flourished during its history. Since its inception in 1953, more than 75,000 students have graduated from the college. One of the most enduring alumni connections was forged in 1990 with the naming of the college for Mary Jean and Frank P. Smeal ‘42/’42, two of Penn State’s most generous benefactors. Their contributions created five endowed chairs within the college as well as a separate endowment for program excellence.
Alumni engagement continues to make a tremendous difference here at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. In fact, the alumni network helps to distinguish Smeal from other leading business schools. With an expansive alumni network around the world, our graduates have excelled in startups and Fortune 100 companies. They are CEOs, authors, philanthropists, and mentors.