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Homecoming Parade to Feature Floats and Queens

Homecoming Parade to Feature Floats and Queens

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     The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Homecoming Weekend Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 29, featuring a wide variety of student organization floats and queen candidates, and the 2006 Homecoming Queen.

     The theme of this year’s Homecoming windows and floats is “Blast from the Past.”

     The parade will form at the Living/Learning Center and proceed up Kunk’s Drive to Highfield Avenue to Blackington Hall.

     Floats will be entered in the parade by Alpha Gamma Delta Women’s Sorority, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Alpha National Sorority, the Chemical Society, the UPJ Dance Ensemble, Delta Chi Fraterntiy, Delta Sgima Chi Fraternity, the Education Club, Phi Sigma Sigma National Sorority, the UPJ Programming Board, Sigma Tau Gamma, the UPJ Student Senate, and the UPJ Cheerleaders.

     Organizations participating in the college’s window-painting contest include Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Alpha National Sorority, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Black Action Society, the Chemical Society, Circle K International, the College Republicans, Delta Chi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Education Club, the Environmental Awareness Society, the Geology Club, Karate Club, Phi Alpha Theta and History Club, Phi Sigma Sigma National Sorority, Pittsburgh Japanese Anime Club, The UPJ Programming board, Sigma Tau Gamma, the UPJ Student Senate, Time Out Christian Fellowship, the UPJ Cheerleaders, the UPJ Concert Band and Concert Choir, the UPJ Dance Ensemble, and the UPJ Spanish Club.

     The final five candidates for the 2007 Homecoming Queen also will ride in the parade along with the reigning 2006 Homecoming Queen.

     The 2007 Homecoming Queen will be crowned and her court announced at 7:45 p.m. where window-painting and float contest winners also will be announced as well as winners of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association’s “Spirit of Homecoming” Award.

      “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.

     For additional information on Homecoming Weekend 2007, visit celebrating80.upj.pitt.edu.

     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 employer and is a key partner in shaping the region’s economic future. 

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 9/20/2007 5:05:00 AM