Alumni Celebrate Pitt-Greensburg's 45th Anniversary

On Saturday, January 17, 2009, Pitt-Greensburg hosted the La Cultura Winter Gala in Millstein Library. The event was a wonderful opportunity to bring alumni and other members of the community back to campus.  The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association hosted a table at the event and invited the 2009 Alumnus of Distinction, Justin Merriman, and his family. Overall the event raised more than $10,000 for the Pitt-Greensburg Scholarship Fund.   To see additional photos of the event, visit

(l-r) Dr. Brian Moreland, PGAA president,
Dr. Sharon Smith, Pitt-Greensburg president,
Justin Merriman, 2009 PGAA Alumnus of Distinction

(l-r) Justin Merriman,
Dr. Brian Moreland,
and Melissa Merriman

(l-r) Dr. Mary Lynn Yothers, PGAA vice president,
Brian Root, PGAA secretary

(foreground l-r) Dr. Brian Moreland,
Dr. Mary Lynn Yothers

(back row, l-r)
Mark Merriman, Jan Merriman, David Schimizzi

(middle row l-r) 
Dr. Brian Moreland, Dr. Mary Lynn Yothers,
Sandra Schimizzi, PGAA Treasurer

(front row l-r)
Melissa Merriman, Justin Merriman, and Brian Root


Alumni Will Play Big Role in 2009 Graduation

This year marks 45 years for the Pitt-Greensburg campus, so it is the perfect opportunity to feature our alumni at this year’s graduation.   Here are some of the ways that you can be a part of the graduation festivities: 

Friday, April 24, 2008  

Graduation Reception—the PGAA hosts a special reception for all of the graduates to welcome them into the ranks of the alumni association.  ALL alumni are invited to attend this event. The reception will be held on Friday, April 24th from 5:15-6:00 p.m. in the Alumni Pavilion (outside of Millstein Library). 

Parent Appreciation Dinner—following the reception is a special Family Appreciation Dinner for all of the graduates and their parents. This serves a dual purpose.  For students, it’s an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments and show their appreciation to Mom and Dad.  For alumni, the dinner is a way to personally connect with the newest members of the PGAA.  Meeting the graduates face to face and sharing your personal experiences with them helps show them first hand how important it is to stay connected to their alma mater. 

Saturday, April 25, 2008 

Alumni Leaders Meeting—the PGAA Board of Directors will hold an Annual Alumni Leaders Meeting on Saturday, April 25 @ 8:00 a.m. This particular board meeting is open to all alumni.  It is an annual review of what the association has done and its plans for the coming year.  Special guests include the Alumni of Distinction and other PGAA award recipients.   

Graduation Breakfast—Alumni who are participating in the graduation festivities are invited to a special graduation breakfast before the ceremony.  The breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m. in Wagner Dining Hall.

Commencement Ceremony—all alumni are invited to participate in the commencement ceremony.  The ceremony will take place on Sat. April 25th at 11:00 a.m.  As a Pitt-Greensburg alum, you are encouraged to walk into the ceremony with your fellow alumni and sit in the designated alumni section.  This is just one more way that you can show your support and take pride in you accomplishments as Pitt-Greensburg graduate.  Advance reservations are required in order to make the appropriate arrangements (we will provide breakfast, caps & gowns, etc). 

Legacy Presentations –Do you have a relative who is graduating from Pitt-Greensburg in April?  As an alum, you can actually be the one to present the graduate with a diploma at graduation.  The PGAA Legacy Presentation Program was created to give alumni the opportunity to escort a graduate onto the stage, present the graduate with a diploma, and take a picture together during the ceremony.  It is a wonderful way to mark the occasion. If you have a relative (spouse, child, sibling, etc.) and you would like to participate in the Legacy Presentation Program, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs as soon as possible at 724-836-7496 or

Would you like to donate to the PGAA,
but you just can’t afford it right now?

We know money is tight.  That’s why we were thrilled to find out about a company that allows people to support nonprofit organizations, like the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA), without spending any additional money.  Most of us search the Internet on a daily basis, and more and more of us are also making purchases online.  Now, thanks to a company called GoodSearch, the PGAA can earn money every time you search the Internet!  And, if you use the site to purchase items from popular stores like Target, Macy's, Best Buy, etc., a percentage of those sales will be donated to the PGAA.  It’s that easy!  All you have to do is begin your searches using the Web site—or just add the toolbar to your Internet homepage, and you’re ready to go,  

√   Make sure you select the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association as your “Designated Charity”  


Alumni Weddings in Campana Chapel you, or a family member, are planning a wedding, why not consider getting married in the new Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center located on the Pitt-Greensburg campus. This beautiful facility was built in memory of Mary Lou Campana and is only available to those people who have a direct affiliation with the University. (Immediate family members include parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters.) We are now accepting reservations for ceremonies.  If you would like to request more information about reserving the chapel, including a complete set of guidelines, please call Nancy Murphy in Alumni Affairs at 724-836-7496 or

Alumni Testimonials

The Pitt-Greensburg Office of Admissions is looking for alumni testimonials.  We are encouraging alumni to share information about their experiences at Pitt-Greensburg. These quotes can be very powerful tools for recruiting new students!

 E-mail your testimonial to

Upcoming Meetings:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

PGAA Executive Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. Hempfield Room

Thursday, March 5, 2009

PGAA Executive Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. Hempfield Room

Thursday, March 19, 2009

PGAA Board of Directors Meeting
7:00 p.m. Hempfield Room

Thursday, April 2, 2009

PGAA Executive Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. Hempfield Room

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Annual Alumni Leaders Board of Directors Meeting
8:00 a.m. 102 Lynch Hall


Graduation Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Wagner Dining Hall


Graduation Ceremony
11:00 a.m., Ridilla Field (weather permitting) - or - Gymnasium

For more information on upcoming events:


Phone 724-836-7496


Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Affairs at or 724-836-7496