Join New President for Networking

Please join us on Tuesday, November 6th, as the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA) formally welcomes Dr. Sharon P. Smith to campus. Dr. Smith was named president of the University on July 1, 2007, and since that time she has been actively looking for ways to help Pitt-Greensburg create a stronger presence within the community. The PGAA plays an important part in marketing the campus, and our networking luncheons are just one of the many ways that we can help get the word out. Our graduates have a lot to offer to area businesses, and by working with the University we can help our alumni make important contacts within the community. So join us for lunch from noon-1 p.m. in Chambers Hall on Tuesday, November 6th.

Homecoming Weekend Festivities Oct. 19-20

Homecoming 2007 will be celebrated the weekend of October 19-20. On Saturday, October 20, the Pitt Panthers meet the University of Cincinnati in the annual "River City Rivalry" game. Pull out the PITT gear, bring your family, and head to Greensburg for a Homecoming celebration. The PGAA is planning a two-day event that weekend including:

Celebration Reception
October 19

•    Buffet and refreshments.
•    Casino party for adults.
•    Open gym with activities for children.
•    Hotel discounts — more infor to follow.

Tailgating at Pitt-Greensburg
October 20

•    Bus Trip to and from Heinz Field to see the       Pitt Panthers vs. UC Bearcats.
•    Game tickets available.
•    All Pitt-Greensburg alumni, faculty, staff, &       students are welcome to attemd with family.

To register, purchase tickets, or find out more information on these events, please
contact Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Affairs at upgalum@pitt.edu or 724-836-7496.

Registration Deadline for both events is Friday, October 12!

PGAA Seeks Nominations

Board of Directors
The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA) is currently seeking nominations for alumni interested in serving on the PGAA Board of Directors. Those who graduated from or completed three semesters of course work at Pitt-Greensburg are eligible to serve on the PGAA Board of Directors.
Nominations will be accepted via mail, fax and e-mail until October 22.

2008 Alumnus of Distinction

Each year the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association acknowledges excellence among the alumni of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Currently, the PGAA Executive Board is seeking nominations for the PGAA 2008 Alumnus of Distinction Award. The PGAA award is presented to a person who is a graduate of Pitt-Greensburg or who has completed three semesters of course work at Pitt-Greensburg. The nominee must demonstrate excellence in his/her profession and dedication to service in the community as well as to the University of Pittsburgh. An alumnus/alumna may be awarded this distinction only once. We recommend that candidates not be informed that they have been nominated for this award.
Nominations will be accepted via mail, fax and e-mail until October 22.

Forms are available at www.upg.pitt.edu/alumni. They can be submitted
electronically or faxed to 724-836-7178. The mailing address is Alumni Affairs
Office, 109 Lynch Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, 150 Finoli
Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.


Nancy Murphy Named as Coordinator of
Alumni Affairs


Calendar

October 27

8 a.m.: Westmoreland County Food Bank Harvest 5k Run/Walk

November 6

Noon-1 p.m.: Networking Luncheon Special Guest Dr. Sharon Smith, Pitt-Greensburg President.

November 15

5:30 p.m.: 102 Lynch Hall Special Reception for Dr. Sharon Smith Alumni Association Meeting

November 29

Mt. View Inn: Alumni Association
Fall Social



Nancy Murphy
Coordinator of
Alumni Affairs

Nancy Murphy was recently hired as coordinator of alumni affairs for Pitt Greensburg and is looking forward to working with the association to increase membership involvement both on campus and within the community. She has extensive experience in fund-raising, marketing, public relations and special-event planning. Most recently, Nancy worked as a sales and marketing consultant. She was also the administrator for the Westmoreland Professional Builders Association in Greensburg. She has worked for the Westin Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida, and the Westin William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Robert Morris University and an alum of Pitt-Greensburg. Nancy lives in Greensburg with her husband and three children.