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Sarah Bacon

Donor and Alumni Engagement Officer

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About Me

Sarah’s passion to give to University Libraries grew after seeing the profound impact philanthropy and volunteering through the Libraries has had, not just on students, but the entire Penn State community. The University Libraries is an invaluable resource for learning and research with so much to offer. Sarah wants all students and supporters to know about the incredible knowledge, expert staff, technology, collections, and resources that are just waiting to be utilized by anyone who walks through the University Libraries doors. 

Sarah has moved 11 times in the past 17 years, largely thanks to the Army, and during this time developed a passion for community service and outreach. She is thrilled to be back at Penn State working in development and alumni relations at the University Libraries because it gives her the opportunity to connect donors, friends of the Libraries, and students. 

A third generation Penn State graduate, Sarah received a B.S. in hotel, restaurant, and institutional management in 2001. She has fourteen years combined management experience in the restaurant, concierge, and customer service industries, and owned a handmade jewelry business for four years. 

Department Address

510 Paterno Library
University Park PA 16802-1812