Keeping Marauders Connected - On Campus & Around the World
Brought to you by the Office of Alumni Engagement
Honoring Veterans in 2020

The Millersville University community features students, faculty and staff who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Millersville University has also been recognized nationally for efforts to support military members. This past year, Millersville University received the “gold” classification for being Military Friendly from Victory Media and it is the eighth year in a row that Millersville University has been designated as a Military Friendly school. Millersville University strives to provide support and service to military students through educational support. Along with supporting veterans, Millersville University offers admission programs with the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. The University grants credits for military training based on the American Council on Educational Guides.

Click here to learn more.

Alumni Spotlight
Simmie Strausbaugh '13 earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Millersville University and his experience made a transformative impact on his life. Several faculty members who were exceptionally supportive were Dr. Justin García, Dr. Onek Adyanga and Dr. Marlene Arnold, his academic advisor. According to Strausbaugh, it was these University faculty members who reflect “the very fabric of what Millersville is.”

“Sometimes you really can’t put things into words, but I do know that I have taken and exercised a lot of my experience there in everyday life. And a lot of that had to do with the people.” 

You can read his story here.
Public Mission

Millersville University’s mission calls upon us to respond to the urgent and emerging needs of our growing regional, urban and metropolitan communities. Through interdisciplinary learning, collaborative and cross-cultural experiences and a renewed focus on a liberal arts tradition, our students become well-prepared for meaningful participation in the broader society. Our commitment to flexibility and accessibility in higher education reflects the mission and vision of the University and ultimately has a direct impact on the larger public good.

Join the Millersville community in supporting the Public Mission of the Millersville University Alumni Network.

Millersville University’s 68,000 alumni are represented across the globe in several recognized Alumni Networks. Whether your affinity — or connection — to Millersville is tied to your identity, your involvement as a student, or where you are geographically, we want you to find your place in the alumni community, just as you did as a student. The Millersville University Alumni Network formally recognizes groups of alumni who have organized themselves with the goals to: 

  • Provide opportunities for fellow alumni to renew and sustain MU friendships 
  • Attract new students to Millersville University 
  • Support current Millersville students, especially as they transition to alumni 
  • Connect alumni back to the ‘Ville 

Our reach is ever expanding, and we welcome alumni everywhere to help build the Millersville University Alumni Network!  

Email if you're interested in organizing or joining an Alumni Network!
The Twelve Days of Glorious Virtual Sounds of the Season

Now in its fifteenth tenure, Millersville University's Glorious Sounds of the Season features more than 250 MU Students in a Scholarship Benefit Holiday Concert, showcasing various ensembles including the MU Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chorale and more! These ensembles and faculty soloists will present a musical celebration of the seasonal traditions full of majesty, mystery and magic that will lift your spirits and usher you into the holiday season.

Since there will be no live, in-person performances this year, the Tell School of Music is assembling a virtual experience, The Twelve Days of Glorious Virtual Sounds of the Season!

Beginning December 1st, we will present twelve days of musical performances via our virtual platform. The first set of eleven videos will be short performances, each about two minutes in length, featuring many different facets of Tell School of Music. On December 12th, Glorious Sounds of the Season will conclude with a 25-minute performance featuring students, faculty, large ensembles, small ensembles, and the energy, variety, and fast-paced sequence that audiences have come to enjoy in the successful live shows since 2006.

Give the Gift of Student Success

The series of Glorious Sounds of the Season concerts is normally one of the largest fundraisers for the Tell School of Music with over $28,000 in music scholarship funds generated from ticket sales. While there are no tickets required for this year’s event, we are asking that a donation be made that would equal the purchase of your and your family’s tickets, to ensure the continued achievement of our talented and hard-working students. 

We are encouraging all alumni, music lovers, family and friends to consider giving a gift toward student success this holiday season!

Click Here for more information.
Zoom Alumni Reception
Thursday, December 3rd - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a Zoom Alumni Reception on December 3 at 7pm, where we will screen one of the Glorious Sounds of the Season performances and you will have the opportunity to speak with faculty and students involved in the making of this year's Glorious Virtual Sounds of the Season. 

Click here to register for the Zoom Alumni Reception.
Registration for the Longest-standing
Running Event in Lancaster County --
the Millersville Turkey Trot -- is Open! 

This year the event will be virtual and run from November 22-29, 2020. All participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and the proceeds benefit the Millersville University Women's Cross Country and Track & Field programs.

Click here to join us for the 48th Annual Millersville Turkey Trot.
There is Still Time to Join our
First ‘Ville Alumni Virtual Holiday
Cookie Exchange!

Sign-up Through December 1st!

Your favorite seasonal treat can be featured in our first 'Ville Alumni Virtual Holiday Cookie Exchange!

Through December 1, submit your favorite seasonal cookie (or other small sweet treat) recipe to the Office of Alumni Engagement to be included in the first edition of our holiday cookbook!

Please be sure to include:
  • Your name
  • Class year
  • Recipe name
  • Ingredients
  • Baking instructions (including temperature, assembly steps, bake time, decorating tips!)

Feel free to send a photo of your masterpiece if you have one.

Submit your recipe here or mail it to the Office of Alumni Engagement, P.O. Box 1002, Millersville, PA, 17551.

Remember, submissions must be received by December 1.
Let Your Marauder Pride Shine
this Holiday Season!

Participate in the Millersville
Holiday 'VILLEage: Alumni House Driving Tour!

Register by November 30th!

Do you decorate your house with festive cheer for the holiday season? Wouldn't you love to share your spirit with your Millersville family? Then join fellow alumni in submitting your home for the Holiday 'VILLEage: Alumni House Driving Tour!

Provide us with your address and we'll create a downloadable map that will allow alumni to admire your holiday spirit from the safety of their vehicles. We'll also provide you with a lawn sign to indicate you're a "stop" on the tour!

Click here to register your home by November 30 as a location on the driving tour.
Planned Giving
Explore the Newly Redesigned Millersville University
Planned Giving Website!
Visitors to the updated Millersville University GiftLegacy website will experience a newly redesigned website filled with planning guides, calculators and valuable information about opportunities to support Millersville University students through planned giving. The refreshed website features information about bequests, charitable gift annuities, wills guides, IRA rollovers and more. There are many ways to make a positive impact at Millersville University and the GiftLegacy website highlights a variety of planned giving options with important financial information and updates. 

Click here or visit for more information.
If you or a loved-one are thinking about a change in the coming year that involves going back to school, we’re here to help. Use your Alumni network to connect with Kyki Bobotas ’87, ‘90M or Joshua Belice ’08, ’10M to learn about how Millersville’s new programs can help get you career-ready.

Sign-up to speak to Kyki here or Josh here.
Campus News
Click here to stay up to date on all the exciting news from the 'Ville.

Visit the Class Notes page to hear what your fellow Marauders are up to and
don't forget to tell us your news!
Show off your Maurader pride with the Millersville Alumni Cards from PSECU, and earn a $150 bonus* when you get a card before December 31 and meet the promotional requirements. You can choose the Alumni Rewards Card offering 2%** or 1.5% cash rewards on everyday purchases or the Alumni Classic Card that comes with a low-rate balance transfer option. As a Millersville alum, you can join this credit union and apply for either card all in the same application.

Either card can be used for entries in PSECU’s SwipeStakes sweepstakes that runs now through December 31, 2020. For each month during the Swipestakes sweepstakes, 15 prizes of $500 each will be randomly drawn. The more you use your cards, the more entries you have in the SwipeStakes. Click here*** for complete details to the SwipeStakes. 

**You can earn 1.5% cash rewards on purchases. You can earn 2% cash rewards on purchases if you maintain a PSECU checking account and qualifying monthly direct deposit(s) of at least $500. See Visa® Founder's Card and Visa® Alumni Rewards Card Rewards Program Terms and Conditionsfor full details.
Alumni Benefits
The MU Alumni Association offers special benefits to MU Alums!
Liberty Mutual provides discounts and savings on Auto and
Home Insurance through personalized coverage.
PSECU is a member-owned credit union whose mission is to serve its members.
Stay Connected
Office of Alumni Engagement
Millersville University
PO Box 1002 Millersville, PA 17551
717-871-7551 MU Alumni Website Email Us