Penn Club of Houston

Welcome!

Dear Fellow Greater Houston Area Quaker,

Thank you for your interest in the Penn Club of Houston! Our club serves the greater Houston, Galveston, and College Station areas. We welcome alumni, parents of current and former students, and current Penn students to participate in our club activities.   We host a number of Penn-themed events each year designed to help alumni and friends stay connected to the university and Philadelphia.  Recent events have included:

  • Hosting Penn political science professor Michael Horowitz as we learned about drones and their impact on modern war 
  • Satisfying our sweet tooth as we made our own candy bars at the Chocolate Bar 
  • Toasting founder Ben Franklin's birthday at our annual Ben’s Bash 
  • Celebrating the season with friends at the members only holiday party at Saint Arnold Brewery 
  • Coming together with the Harvard Club to watch as the Penn football team claimed victory over Harvard
  • Volunteering with Books Between Kids 
  • Welcoming new alums to the area at our First September celebration at Star Pizza
  • Attending an Astros game with Astros General Manager and Wharton and Engineering alumnus Jeff Luhnow
  • Getting a behind the scenes tour of the KTRK Channel 13 news studio from anchor and CAS alumna Ilona Carson
  • Hosting Penn law professor Kermit Roosevelt who took us on a journey of how he wrote his critically acclaimed novel, Allegiance, a riveting story centered on Japanese American internment in World War II
  • Reconnecting with old classmates and reliving our glory days during our Dinners by the Decade

 We look forward to seeing you at a Penn Club event soon!

Sincerely,
Penn Club of Houston Board

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Upcoming Events

Aug
03
Astros Game with GM Jeff Luhnow
6:00 PM Minute Maid Park
Join the Penn Club of Houston as the hometown Houston Astros take on the Tampa Bay Rays Astros. General Manager and Penn and Wharton alum, Jeff Luhnow, will provide us with a team overview before we take our seats for the first pitch.

Past Events

 

May
01
Faculty Visit
6:00 PM to 8:00 PMGrotto Ristorante

 

Feb
19
Make Your Own Chocolate Bar Party
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMThe Chocolate Bar (Village location)

Make Your Own Chocolate Bar Party

 

Jan
17
Ben's Birthday Bash
6:30 PM Kirby Ice House

Come Celebrate Penn Founder, Inventor and Statesman Ben Franklin's Birthday!



 

Dec
12
Members Only Holiday Party
7:00 PM to 9:00 PMSaint Arnold Brewery
Celebrate the holiday season with the Penn Club at Saint Arnold Brewery at this members only event

 

Nov
11
Penn Football Game Watch Party: Harvard at Penn
7:00 PM Christian's Tailgate-Heights
Cheer on Penn Football as the Quakers take on the Harvard Crimson at Franklin Field.

 

Oct
01
Volunteer with Books Between Kids
10:30 AM to 12:45 PMBooks Between Kids Warehouse

Volunteer with the Penn Club at Books Between Kids

 

Sep
14
First September
6:30 PM Star Pizza

Join the Penn Club of Houston for our annual First September Celebration!

 

Aug
04
Astros Game with General Manager Jeff Luhnow
6:00 PM Minute Maid Park
Astros Game with General Manager Jeff Luhnow

 

Jun
03
Family Event: Tour of Channel 13 with Alumna Ilona Carson
6:45 PM to 8:00 PMKTRK/ABC Channel 13
Join your fellow Quakers on a tour of the KTRK/ABC 13 news station led by fellow Penn alumna and news anchor, Ilona Carson. On the tour you’ll be able to try your hand at reading from the teleprompter and presenting in front of the green screen. Then Ilona will speak to the challenges local news stations are facing due to the rise of online news sources and social media followed by a question and answer session.