Cast Your Vote for the 2008 PGAA Officers and
Board of Directors

Please log onto www.upg.pitt.edu/alumni and click on the ballot box to cast your vote for the 2008 PGAA Officers and Board of Directors. 

Vote online now through Friday, March 14th.   

Thank you to all of you who participated in the nomination process.  The new PGAA board will be actively working towards creating new programs and opportunities for our alumni.  If you would are not on the board, but would like to volunteer to serve on a committee or help with an event, please contact the Alumni Affairs office at (724) 836-7496 or upgalum@pitt.edu.  We would love to have you!


2008 Graduation: Alumni Play an Active Role

Friday, April 25, 2008 

A Special Graduation Reception for ALL graduates hosted by the members of the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association. 

·         The reception will take place from 7:00-7:45 p.m. (immediately following rehearsal).  Join us as welcome the newest members of the Alumni Association….our 2008 graduates! The reception will be held in the Bobcat Lounge in Chambers Hall. 

Annual Parent Appreciation Dinner 

·         This is a unique opportunity for students to pay tribute to Mom & Dad. This special Parent Appreciation Dinner is hosted by University President, Dr. Sharon P. Smith.  It will take place in Wagner Dining Hall.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and advance reservations are requested.  Alumni are asked to attend as Guest Hosts at no charge.   

Alumni serving as Guest Hosts for the Student Reception and the Parent Appreciation Dinner will mingle with the students and the parents.  You are encouraged to share stories of your experiences at Pitt-Greensburg and encourage the students to stay connected to Pitt-Greensburg. This is a very exciting time and PGAA wants to make sure that we give our graduates a memorable send off and let them know how important alumni are to Pitt-Greensburg. 

To sign up to serve as a Guest Host for the Reception and/or the Parent Appreciation Dinner, please contact Nancy Murphy at (724) 836-7496 or upgalum@pitt.edu  

Saturday, April 26th, 2008 

Annual Alumni Leaders Breakfast 

·         This is an annual breakfast meeting that is always held the morning of commencement. It is open to all Pitt-Greensburg Alumni and will be at 10:30 a.m. in 102 Lynch Hall.   

Commencement 

·        The Graduation Ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Gymnasium in Chambers Hall.  Alumni are invited to participate in the ceremony.  If you would like to march in with your fellow alumni, please contact Nancy Murphy by April 1st, so we can make all of the necessary arrangements (caps and gowns will be provided).

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.

Alumni News

Heather Ann Daugherty (Class of 2004) recently announced her engagement to Brian Michael Speeny of Pittsburgh.  Heather is a 2004 Graduate of Pitt-Greensburg with a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from IUP.  She is currently employed as a Mental Health Therapist for Mercy Behavioral Health in Pittsburgh.  Brian Speeny (the groom-to-be) is employed as a Senior Loan Processor with Washington Mutual in Bethel Park.  Heather and John will be married in June 2008.

Jillian Jordan (Class of 2005) recently announced her engagement to Jordan Donis.  Jillian is a 2005 graduate of Pitt-Greensburg with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing.  She is currently employed at Everett and Hurite Ophthalmic Association.  Jordan Donis (the groom-to-be) is employed at Countrywide Bank.  The couple is planning a September 2008 wedding. 

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.

Annual Fund Campaign

The Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association recently mailed out a letter asking for your support.  The letter focused on the importance of scholarships and the funding we need to continue to recruit high quality students.  We wanted to take this opportunity to once again say, Thank You to all of our donors. We rely on the support of our alum and we are so grateful for your participation. We are excited about all of the changes that are planned for the Pitt-Greensburg campus and hope that you will continue to show your support. When making a contribution, there are a few key things to remember:

ü  Your donation is tax deductable

ü  You can designate where you would like your donation to go (Example: ž Alumni Association)

ü  Your donation can have a much bigger impact if your employer is a part of our matching gifts program

Corporate Matching Gifts Program: It Makes Your Contribution Go Even Further. Did you know that you can double or even triple your contribution to the Pitt-Greensburg campus? The corporate matching gifts program provides a way for alumni, parents, and friends of Pitt-Greensburg to maximize their contributions to the Greensburg campus.  Companies who participate in the matching gifts program “match” their employee’s contribution to Pitt-Greensburg by donating an equal amount of money to the same allocation as the employee’s original contribution.  This additional support is extremely meaningful to the students and to Pitt-Greensburg. Your employer may already be a part of the corporate matching gifts program. Simply check with your human resources department to see if your company is affiliated with the University as a matching gift partner, or contact Emily Hayburn, Coordinator of Development, at 724-836-7039 for more information.

If you have not made a donation, there is still time.  Please print out the information below and return it to:

Nancy Murphy
Coordinator of Alumni Affairs

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

c/o 203A Lynch Hall

150 Finoli Drive

Greensburg, PA 15601

Or contact Nancy directly at (724) 836-7496 or upgalum@pitt.edu

Pitt-Greensburg Golf Outing
You may register for the golf outing online or by printing the form and mailing it to the address on the form.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 27, 2008
PGAA Board of Directors Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in 102 Lynch Hall

 Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Monthly Networking Luncheon 12-1:00 p.m. in the Hempfield Room/Chambers Hall. Cost $6 per person.

 Friday, April 11, 2008
Networking Happy Hour at Red Star in Greensburg 5-7:00 p.m. Cost is $6 per person for hors d'oeuvres.

 Friday, April 25, 2008
Graduation Reception 7:00 p.m. Bobcat Lounge (Chambers Hall)*

Parent Appreciation Dinner: Doors open at 7:30 p.m. (Wagner Dining Hall)*

*We are looking for Alumni to serve as “Guest Hosts” for both of these events

 

Saturday, April 26, 2008
Alumni Leaders Breakfast & PGAA Board Meeting 10:30 a.m. in 102 Lynch Hall
 

Friday, June 20, 2008
Annual Golf Outing 10:00 a.m. (shotgun start) at Cherry Creek Golf Course (registration info in this newsletter)

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