Alumni Needed for Speed Interviewing
Group On Wednesday, January 23, 2008 PGAA and the Office of Career Services will host a Speed Interviewing Event in Chambers Hall. This event is designed to help students improve their interviewing skills by participating in a fast paced, high pressure interview session. The Alumni Association is looking for volunteers to serve as a guest interviewers for the evening. You will have approximately 2 minutes to “interview” students before they move on to the next volunteer. Each volunteer will only be responsible for 1 question. You will ask every student you meet the same questions and provide them with feedback. This type of event is not usually available at the undergraduate level, so we are excited about being able to offer this to Pitt-Greensburg students. But we can’t do it without your help! This is a great way for Alumni to offer valuable insight based on real life experiences. Think back to your first interview...wouldn’t it have been nice if someone shared theses tips with you, rather than having to find everything out the hard way?! If you would like to volunteer or know someone else who would, please contact Alumni Affairs. We will provide you with all the necessary information, the questions, dinner and even dessert! So what are you waiting for, call now ( & bring a friend, spouse, or co-worker along too)!
Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Affairs at upgalum@pitt.edu or 724-836-7497

Alumni Award to Study Abroad
london The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association (PGAA) offered the first ever Study Abroad Award in the amount of $2000. Students who wanted to study abroad during spring break were asked to submit an application as well as transcripts, a letter of recommendation, and a 250 word essay. The PGAA Executive Committee was absolutely thrilled with the response they received germany from the students. The top candidates were interviewed on November 15th and the committee is proud to announce that there was a tie! Two students: Molly DePree and Janine Pawlowski were selected as the 2008 winners. The award will be divided equally and $1000 will be deposited into the travel accounts in each of their names. Molly is traveling to Germany and Janine has chosen London. We’re looking forward to hearing all about their experiences when they make their presentations at the Alumni Leaders Breakfast (the morning of commencement).

 

Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association Hosts Holiday Wine Tasting at Mt. View Inn

The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association began another new tradition by hosting its first Holiday Wine Tasting on Thursday, November 29th at Mountain View Inn in Greensburg.

The event was open to Pitt-Greensburg Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Advisory Board members. Vance Booher, an Advisory Board member himself and the owner of Mt. View Inn is a certified wine expert. Guests were able to taste several different types of wine as Vance provided them with valuable information one each one. He also suggested various foods to go with the wines. Stations were set up throughout the room so guests could enjoy an wonderful arrangement of hors oeuvres combined with fruits, cheeses and decadent desserts.

The wonderful holiday decorations combined with good food, great wine and even better company, made for a fabulous event! PGAA hopes to make this an Annual Holiday Party. So for those of you who didn’t make it this year, we hope to see you next year!

Poinsetta Poinsetta Happy Holidays from the Pitt-Greensburg
Alumni Association!

 

Show Your Support for Pitt-Greensburg
As a Pitt-Greensburg Alumni you will be receiving a letter from the PGAA President Will Hoffman asking for your support. This is part of our Annual Fund Campaign. This campaign is designed to help fund programs and facilities at the Pitt-Greensburg campus. In order for our campus to grow and attract such exceptional students, we need to continue to offer new and exciting opportunities. Please take a moment to read the Annual Fund letter when it arrives and remember how much you enjoyed your time as a student at Pitt-Greensburg. Now you can give back and help more students achieve their dream of a college education. Envelope
Mary Lou Campana Chapel & Lecture Center
ChapelThe Mary Lou Campana Chapel & Lecture Center was officially dedicated on Tuesday, November 13, 2007. This beautiful facility was a gift from Ms. Virginia Campana in honor of her twin sister , Mary Lou Campana. It’s detailed stained glass windows depict the parable: The Peaceable Kingdom. This facility is available to those people who have a direct affiliation with the University. Pitt-Greensburg students, alumni, staff, faculty, advisory board members, and members of their immediate family, may reserve the chapel for a wedding ceremony. (Immediate family members include parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters.) If you would like to request more information about reserving the chapel, including a complete set of guidelines, please contact Nancy Murphy in Alumni Affairs at (724) 836-7496 or upgalum@pitt.edu.com.
Upcoming Events
No Networking Luncheon in January
 
Saturday, January 19, 2008:
La Cultura Benefit Dinner
5:30PM Chambers Hall
Benefits Pitt-Greensburg Study
Abroad Program & Guy Rossetti
International Study Fund
$115 per person; $920 per table
 
Tuesday, February 5, 2008:
Networking Luncheon
12:00-1:00PM
Hempfield Room/ Chambers Hall

Pitt
Wednesday, January 23, 2008:
Speed Interviewing Event
6:30-9:00PM Chambers Hall
Volunteers Needed!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008:
Networking Luncheon
12:00-1:00PM
Hempfield Room/ Chambers Hall

 

Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Affairs at upgalum@pitt.edu or 724-836-7497