Community continues after you graduate.

Your affiliation with the Penn GSE alumni network can be transformative, both personally and professionally. With over 16,000 alumni in 94 countries, our community is a powerful place to build connections.

We invite you to explore the opportunities and resources available to you and the many ways alumni like you are (re)connecting with Penn, the School, and each other for personal and professional development.

Or, you can contact the Penn GSE Office of Development and Alumni Relations: (215) 573-6623 or

Featured Alumni

Meet Our Alumni

Penn GSE is striving to change the world, one graduate at a time. Read stories of the many ways our alumni are having a transformational impact.

Judy (Alpert) Goffman Cutler

Judy (Alpert) Goffman Cutler, CW’63, GED’64

Judy (Alpert) Goffman Cutler, CW’63, GED’64, knows that promoting awareness of an art form means being an educator.

Colette Pierce Burnette

Colette Pierce Burnette, GRD ’15

Colette Pierce Burnette, GRD ’15, left a lucrative career in engineering to find her purpose in higher education.

Helen Gym

Helen Gym, C’93, GED’96

To Helen Gym, C’93, GED’96, if the quality of American public education is at stake, so are the values at the heart of our democracy.

James R. Johnsen

James R. Johnsen, GRD ’06

When James R. Johnsen, GRD ’06, left a labor relations post with the State of Alaska for one at the University of Minnesota, he didn’t expect to be a college president one day.

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Alumni Events

Jan 16
Join Penn Alumni Education to learn how you can use your resume, your interviewing skills, and your network to minimize your chances of being victimized by ageism and maximize your potential for continued career success.
Webinar - Online
Feb 6
In this webinar, learn about the new trends in the market and what you need to do to effectively manage your career, how psychology plays a role in the hiring process and how you can use key principles to gain a competitive advantage, and key strategies for getting beyond the bias to get in front of decision-makers to land your career switch.
Webinar - Online
Dec 28
The Philadelphia Writing Project, local affiliate for the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, is looking for volunteer judges December 28-January 19th, 2019. Judges will help us recognize the most talented young writers in grades 7-12 from the Philadelphia area.
Remotely and/or on-campus January 9, 12, & 19 [3720 Walnut St, Room B35] Various times


  • "Staying connected to GSE and to Penn has so many benefits, but at the most basic level, I think it is important to stay connected to continue to construct, advance, and enhance your own personal and social identity. Penn in many ways can and does define who you are to the outside world, and that identity can help your career, expand your network, and advance your presence in the world."

    Hoopes Wampler, GRD’13
    Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations, University of Pennsylvania

  • “I want to get to know alumni and students. I want to learn about their journeys through graduate school and in the job market, and I want to be able to tap into their original talents and experiences to help build connections.”

    Marsha Comegno, GED’98, GRD’04
    President, Education Alumni Association

  • “For all the degrees I’ve been fortunate enough at attain, I have a closer bond with my classmates from Penn GSE as a whole than I do from anywhere else. They’re a set of people I can call and brainstorm with, who I know have my best interest at heart.”

    Michael Sorrell, GRD’15
    Member, Penn GSE Board of Overseers

  • “Penn GSE has a vital role to play in ensuring that all youth have access to learning that supports their full development and prepares them for the jobs of the future.”

    Pam Grossman
    Dean, Penn GSE

  • “I want students to be able to take what they learn and apply it in the world to do good and effect change.”

    Susan Yoon
    Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Penn GSE