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Alumni Chapter holds annual dinner on June 5

Patrick Chambers and Anthony Lubrano

The Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association will host a meet and greet with Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers and Penn State trustee-elect Anthony Lubrano in conjunction with its annual meeting scheduled for Tues., June 5 at Mea’s Restaurant in downtown Hazleton.               

Chambers just completed his first season as head coach of the Penn State men’s basketball program. A 1994 graduate of Philadelphia University where he played point guard, Coach Chambers began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Delaware Valley College in 1995, then moved on to serve as assistant coach at his alma mater, Philadelphia University, then to Villanova where he was promoted to associate head coach in 2008. His first head coaching assignment was at Boston University in 2009, where he compiled a record of 42-28 in two years and took his team to the NCAA tournament in his second year there. He joined Penn State as head coach in 2011. He is a native of Newtown Square and is married with three children. 

Lubrano is a 1982 Penn State graduate whose term starts July 1 on the Penn State Board of Trustees. After earning his CPA and subsequently working in commodities arbitrage and foreign trading, he relocated to Tokyo, Japan, to assist his employer to become a member of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Upon returning to the U.S., he started what is now A.P. Lubrano & Company, Inc. and currently serves as president. A varsity baseball player while at Penn State, his lead gift to Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics led to the construction of Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, a 5,400 seat baseball stadium that opened on June 20, 2006. He also served on the athletic committee at Penn State during the Grand Destiny Campaign, a fundraising effort that resulted in over $1.3 billion in gifts. He has three daughters and resides in Glenmoore.

The event is open to the public and begins at 6 p.m. with the meet and greet, followed by dinner and remarks by Chambers, Lubrano, and campus and chapter leaders. The meet and greet will continue after dinner. Reservations are required, with tickets priced at $35 each. For reservations, contact Theresa Brennan at 570-956-6366 or tbrennan@ptd.net, or contact Carole Shearer in the Penn State Hazleton Alumni Office at 570-450-3016 or chs14@psu.edu.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Greater Hazleton Chapter Scholarship for the benefit of local students attending Penn State Hazleton. 

 

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