The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus will be beaming with pride on Saturday, February 23 as the Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association holds its annual “UPJ Proud Celebration.” The event will include a deluxe dinner followed by a performance of the UPJ Theatre Department’s production of South Pacific.
“It’s the biggest alumni fund raiser of the year, with the proceeds going to support scholarships at UPJ. We’re putting winter on hold for one night and inviting all alumni and friends of UPJ to join us for a wonderful evening that supports a very worthy cause. We’re creating a tropical theme from the décor to the food to the performance. It’s the Alumni Associations’ biggest party of the year,” said Robert Knipple, director of alumni and community relations.
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails in the Living/Learning Center Heritage Hall. An island-themed dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Following dinner, the group will attend the theatre performance.
The cost for the evening is $85/single seat. Tables are available for groups.
This year’s event is being co-chaired by Mark Matthews (’78) and Dr. Ernest Mantini (’79).
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association Scholarship Fund which was established in 2002 to provide support to UPJ. The fund provides scholarships, career networking, and leadership training opportunities to students.
Reservations are required and may be made by contacting the Alumni Association at (814) 269-2080 or 1-888-UPJ-ALUM. Additional information on the event is available online at www.upj.pitt.edu/upjalum. The reservation deadline is Friday, February 8.
The Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association is a national organization of alumni and former students of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown that promotes the welfare and interests of the college. The Association forges close cooperation between alumni, former students and the institution, and advances the cause of higher education generally.