GoodSearch to support Pitt-Greensburg

Internet searches can lead to increased revenue for Pitt-Greensburg. Introducing the GoodSearch search engine, which donates 50 percent of its revenue to the charities and schools that use it. The money donated to Pitt-Greensburg by GoodSearch comes from advertisers; users pay nothing. Each search will generate approximately $0.01 for the University. Simply visit www.goodsearch.com and enter University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in the “who do you GoodSearch for” box. After verification, you can click “amount raised” to see how we’re doing! Please note that not all searches count toward revenue, such as image searches, video searches, “search this site” searches, searches for URL’s; sites where the URL is well known such as hotmail, ESPN, MySpace, Facebook, gmail, AOL, etc.; searches for stock quotes, searches for word definitions; and other searches generated from fraudulent use.

GoodSearch also includes GoodShop, which is an online shopping mall of world-class merchants who help fund worthy causes. Every purchase made from GoodShop results in a donation to Pitt-Greensburg – an average of 3 percent but potentially as much as 20 percent or more depending on the retailer. You can shop from the GoodSearch page or visit www.goodshop.com.


PGAA president wins volunteer award

Dr. Brian Moreland (1998), PGAA president, recently received a Volunteer Excellence award from the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association. Brian is a member of the Pitt Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Legislative Committee and the Alumni Legislative Network. He is a life member of Pitt’s Alumni Association and is an active participant in Pitt’s Career Network. His achievements as a chiropractor include serving as secretary/treasurer for the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Educational and Charitable Foundation.

Freshman Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Christopher Leghart, an incoming freshman and recipient of the alumni freshman scholarship award. Christopher, a South Park High School graduate, will be pursuing a self-designed or engineering major, and his mom and dad are both Pitt alums. To be considered for the award, a prospective student must be have a combined math and reading score of 1100, a GPA of at least 3.0, have been involved in high school activities and community service projects. A formal presentation of the scholarship will be made at first-year convocation ceremonies on Thursday, Aug. 21.

Discover Pitt-Greensburg Event – Save the Date!

In conjunction with the PGAA and Institutional Advancement, the Pitt-Greensburg Office of Admissions is hosting a series of ‘Discover the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’ events.  The inaugural event will be held in Philadelphia on November 8, 2008.  At the “Discover” event, alumni will have the opportunity to share their experiences at Pitt-Greensburg with potential students. Watch upcoming newsletters and www.upg.pitt.edu for more information.

Speed interviewing

It’s not too early to volunteer to help Pitt-Greensburg students sharpen their interviewing skills. The second Speed Interviewing event will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, in Chambers Hall (Hempfield Room and Wagner Dining Hall). Our guest moderator will be Jennifer Miele, the Westmoreland County bureau chief for WTAE-TV. To participate, please call University Relations and Institutional Advancement at 724-836-7497.

Pitt-Greensburg Golf Outing

Foursomes are still available for the outing, which will begin at 10 a.m. (shotgun start) Saturday, Sept. 27, at Cherry Creek Golf Club. Proceeds benefit alumni, athletics and the President’s Scholarship. Cost is $115 per golfer, $460 per foursome, and sponsorships are still available. To register, please visit www.upg.pitt.edu/golfouting or call Emily Hayburn, coordinator of development and golf outing chairwoman, at 724-836-7039.

Alumni News

Jonathan M. Clark (administration of justice, 2000) is now the residential program director at Covenant House Pennsylvania, which provides shelter and other services to homeless, runaway and throwaway youth. Jonathan and his wife, Jamie, live in Philadelphia.

If you are Pitt-Greensburg alum and would like to submit information for an upcoming issue of the Alumni Connection E-Newsletter, please send it to upgalum@pitt.edu.

Alumni Weddings in Campana Chapel

If you, or a family member, are planning a wedding, why not consider getting married in the new Campana Chapel & 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 upgalum@pitt.edu.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 16, 2008
La Cultura Lecture Series
Dr. Frank Wilson, assistant professor of sociology and administration of justice
“The Cold War and Its Hot Consequences
7 p.m.
Mary Lou Campana Chapel and Lecture Center

Sunday, September 21, 2008
45th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration
4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The Art of Business Theater
Featuring composer, lyricist and music producer Thomas Tierney
7 p.m.
Ferguson Theater

For more information on upcoming events:

www.upg.pitt.edu/alumni

Email: upgalum@pitt.edu

Phone (724) 836-7496

Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Affairs at upgalum@pitt.edu or 724-836-7496