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Our History

We were founded in September 2003 by the Founding Five: Shachar Golan, Ian Lin, Kelsey Schwenk, Kathy Cernocky, and Sara Haq. The Chapter was officially initiated by the National Office on December 7, 2003. Since then, the Delta Lambda Chapter has grown to become a thriving organization that has changed the nature of professional development organizations at the University of Pennsylvania. Through the initiatives of Professionalism, Philanthropy, and Community, PGN has established a tradition of excellence.


Since our inauguration, we have followed the Governing Principles of the National Chapter. As a chapter of the PGN National Organization, we embrace the personality and spirit of its founding members. At the University of Pennsylvania, we are unique in having created an organization open to all. We believe that opportunities for the study of business should be provided to every individual, regardless of social or academic background.

In 2024, we are celebrating 100 years of PGN and 21 years at UPenn.

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