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2007 Pitt-Johnstown Homecoming Queen to be Crowned

2007 Pitt-Johnstown Homecoming Queen to be Crowned

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     Seventeen seniors are competing for the title of 2007 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Homecoming Queen.

     The Homecoming Weekend Celebration will be held Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.  All students are given an opportunity to vote for a candidate, who must be enrolled full time at UPJ, have a minimum quality point average of 2.0 and must be a member of at least one campus organization.

     The 2007 Homecoming Queen and her court will be crowned at 7:45 p.m. in the Sports Center.

     The candidates, each sponsored by a campus organization, are Kayla Beltowski, a business-marketing major from Hastings, Pa., representing Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Sorority; Renee Jacoby, a business-accounting major, Johnstown, representing Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity; Kristie Carozza, an elementary education major, Irwin, Pa., representing Alpha Sigma Alpha National Sorority; Shelby Pearson, a biology major, Lancaster, Pa., representing Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society; Rachel Sirgey, a secondary education-chemistry major, Connellsville, Pa., representing the Chemical Society; Lori Petyak, an elementary education major, Gallitzin, Pa., representing Circle K International; Brittany Hood, a business-management/marketing major, Emeigh, Pa., representing the UPJ Dance Ensemble; Maura Dinga, an elementary education major Verona, Pa., representing Delta Chi Fraternity; Courtney Wirick, an elementary education major from Sidman, representing the Education Club; Rayna McConville, a geology major from Johnstown, representing the Geology Club; Jessica Johnston, an electrical engineering technology major from Johnstown, representing the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Brittany Corsaro, a psychology and sociology major from Greensburg, Pa., representing the Outdoors Club; Tristin Simmons, a business-accounting major from Ford City, Pa., representing Pi Sigma Sigma International Sorority; Angela Mazur, an elementary education major from Lower Burrell, Pa., representing the UPJ Student Senate; Sarah Petrunak, a sociology major from Johnstown, representing the UPJ Cheerleaders, Alix Shrader, a communication major from Johnstown, representing Delta Sigma Chi, and Paige Stokes, a communication/technical writing major from Glassport, Pa., representing the UPJ Concert Choir.

  “Celebrating 80” is the week created to rejoice with friends in the community, to show appreciation for the decades of support and goodwill and encourage the community to join the university to redouble efforts and build on the legacy of excellence.

     In its 80th year, UPJ continues to sustain momentum and define its way as a vital, integral and distinctive part of the University of Pittsburgh.  As we embark on another beginning, we are Mountain Cat Proud of the past, the present and future of our cherished institution.

     Established in 1927, UPJ has emerged as a flourishing campus of the University of Pittsburgh, a world-class institution.  UPJ’s record of excellence is reflected in part by the accomplishments of students, staff and faculty; the record of achievements of over 17,000 alumni; the satisfaction of area employers; and the commendations of many external organizations.  Ranked in the top tier of its category, UPJ’s retention and graduation rates exceed the national averages of similar institutions.  Proud of its legacy as a preeminent community citizen, the University ranks as a top employer and is a key partner in shaping the region’s economic future.

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     During the last week of September, the picturesque Richland campus will be bustling with activity as UPJ celebrates its 80th anniversary and the Inauguration of its fifth president, Dr. Jem Spectar.   The largest regional campus of the internationally renowned University of Pittsburgh, UPJ has come into its own as a vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s intellectual, social and cultural environment.  Proud of its legacy as a preeminent community citizen, the University ranks as a top local e-employer and is a key partner in shaping the region’s economic future. 

Posted by Sernell, Jeff on 9/20/2007 5:00:00 AM