November 2007
Quick Links
Annual Fund
PGAA Open House
Alumni Association Meeting
PGAA Luncheon
Alumni Email
Take 5!
Annual News
Thank You!
Computing Power
Career Change?
Prevent Sexual Harrassment


Executive Board
Will Hoffman
President
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Jason A. Wagner
Vice President
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Brian R. Moreland
Treasurer
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Mary Lynn Yothers
Secretary
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Contacts
Michele Nauman
Coordinator of
Alumni Affairs
724-836-7496
upgalum@pitt.edu

University of Pittsburgh
at Greensburg
109 Lynch Hall
150 Finoli Dr.
Greensburg, PA 15601
If the faces in this picture look familiar, it may be that you saw these students on the cover of a card you received for the 2006-2007 Pitt-Greensburg Annual Fund. We launched this year’s campaign in early October and within the first week donations started arriving. The Pitt-Greensburg Annual Fund supports all areas of the University from programs to capital improvements to scholarships. If there is a particular program or part of the campus you would like to support, or if you choose to designate your dollars towards a certain scholarship or endowment, this is your chance to be a part of the many benefits Pitt-Greensburg has to offer. Please consider supporting Pitt-Greensburg when you receive the second mailing in the campaign later this month. As a bonus to Pitt-Greensburg, you can enhance your donation by indicating that your employer offers matching gifts. Your gift will make the difference and for that we are grateful. We hope you will consider giving back generously to Pitt-Greensburg.
PGAA Holiday Open House

This November, the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association will be hosting a get-together to spread holiday cheer as another semester comes to a close. All UPG faculty and staff are invited to join the Alumni Association for delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared to perfection.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Fireside Lounge of Chambers Hall

Anyone who graduated from or attended Pitt-Greensburg is welcome to partake in the festivities. To register, please call Michele Nauman, Coordinator of Alumni Affairs at 724-836-7496 or send an email to upgalum@pitt.edu. Cheers!

Alumni Association Meeting
Wednesday, November 29, 2006 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Fireside Lounge of Chambers Hall

Immediately following the PGAA Open House, the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association will be holding a general meeting for all alumni. The PGAA Executive Committee is in the process of revising the bylaws and will be distributing the proposed document. Additional topics being discussed include upcoming events, new events and programs, and soliciting ideas and support from alumni.

PGAA Inaugural Networking Luncheon

On Tuesday, October 3, 2006 the PGAA hosted its inaugural Monthly Networking Luncheon. Twenty-one attendees enjoyed Southwestern cuisine as Will Hoffman, President of the PGAA launched the newest Alumni Association program. Cindy Vislay ‘03 won the drawing for two tickets to the Panther Homecoming football game. Two tickets to the November 25th game against Louisville will be the prize at the November 7th Luncheon and guest speaker, Tom Smail of S & T Bank will discuss Identity Theft.

Upcoming topics include Financial Planning tips, Professional development, and Balancing work & family among others. If you are interested in presenting one of these topics, would like to present another topic, or would like to learn about something in particular, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at the number below. Attendees are welcome to bring business cards, pamphlets, and literature to share with the other Alumni.

In support of the PGAA, Chartwells Dining Services is generously offering to underwrite a portion of the cost of the luncheons. Therefore, the price for future luncheons will be only $6.00 per person for a delicious, catered meal. Many thanks and much appreciation to Richard McMahon and his staff for their part in making the luncheons a success.

Upcoming luncheons in 2006
November 7: Identity Theft
December 5: Financial Planning tips
Chambers Hall
Hempfield Dining room
12:00 noon—1:00 p.m
To register, please call Michele Nauman, Coordinator of Alumni Affairs at
724-836-7496 or send an email to upgalum@pitt.edu.
Bon Appetit!
Attention Alumni...An E-mail Address Could Be Worth $50

Mail piling up? E-mail is an efficient and cost-effective way for us to communicate with you. Be the first to know about community-based activities, free lectures, alumni news and important announcements.

If you would like this newsletter sent to a different e-mail address, or if you have recently opened a new e-mail account, be sure to send us your preferred e-mail address online to be eligible for the prizes.
* Go to www.upg.pitt.edu.
* Click on Alumni & Community at the top of the page.
* Select Contact Us under Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association.
* From the drop down menu, select Alumni Relations, and
* Send us the e-mail address

If you know any alumni who are not currently recieving this Alumni Connection E-newsletter and would like to, have them follow the instructions above to be eligible for the prizes.

By following these instructions, you could win one of three Pitt-gear gifts. One winner will be selected monthly from November 2006 – January 2007. In addition, anyone who registers their new e-mail address or anyone who updates their existing e-mail address will automatically be entered in the drawing for a $50 Visa card at the end of January 2007.

Pitt-Greensburg Students, "Take 5"!

Need a break from the stress of a long semester? The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association, in conjunction with Student Services is hosting a stress relief session to help students re-energize.

Bobcat Station of Chambers Hall
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In addition to Power Pack snack bags, we would like to offer free 5-minute neck massages to help take away the tension and stress of dealing with the last days of classes, turning in papers and reports, and preparing for finals. If you are a massage therapist can offer your services to help our future Alumni, please contact Michele Nauman at upgalum@pitt.edu or call 724-836-7496


Many thanks to all who helped with the 2006 Westmoreland County Food Bank Harvest 5K Run/Walk. We appreciate those of you who participated in the race or volunteered your time at the event. Despite the weather, the event was a huge success.


Did you know that Pitt-Greensburg Alumni are eligible to use the Computer Center resources for creating resumes and more? For more information, please contact Bill Martin by sending an email to wem1@pitt.edu
*Jacob Stiffler, Jr. ‘95 became engaged to Shannon Scholz.
*Will Hoffman ‘01 and Jamie Houseman ‘02 married on June 3, 2006.
*Brian Root ‘04 received his Masters Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Ed and joined the staff of Pitt-Greensburg as live-in Resident Director of Robertshaw Hall.
*Jessie Raye Hilliard ‘04 became engaged to Joseph Benjamin Cravener.
*Sara Liberto ‘05 has been accepted at Pitt Law School.
*Jana Giallonardo ‘01 joined the staff at Pitt-Greensburg this past July as the new Director of Campus Activities and recently married Dave Valentine.

To submit your news item, please send an email to upgalum@pitt.edu
Thinking about a job or career change?

The western PA College Job Fair (WestPACS) is still the largest regional job fair for college seniors and alumni and it's just around the corner.

Thursday, November 9
10am - 4pm
Pittsburgh ExpoMart, Monroeville, PA

To register and for more information, including the list of participating employers, visit www.westpacs.org or call the Pitt-Greensburg Office of Career Services at 724-836-7182. 130 employers are expected!

Preventing Sexual Harassment - FREE program

By special arrangement with New Media Learning, the University of Pittsburgh has obtained authorization for employers of small businesses (not more than fifty employees) and all Alums with small businesses located within the Greater Pittsburgh area to use this program free for employee training. Larger employers may use it for demonstration and evaluation, but must obtain a license from New Media Learning for instructional use. For more information, log onto www.pitt.edu. Under “Faculty and Staff” (on the left), click on “Human Resources” (top, center), and then on “Preventing Sexual Harassment Course via the Internet” (on the right) and sign in as a “Guest”.