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Homecoming 2002

Homecoming 2002

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The 2002 UPJ Homecoming Queen and her court have been announced.

Erin M. Vybiral, a senior communications major and daughter of Ken and Linda Vybiral of Pittsburgh, PA, sponsored by the Rugby Football Club was crowned the 2002 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Homecoming Queen in a ceremony held Saturday, September 28th.

Members of the court are seniors Jami L. Nutter, a communications major and daughter of Kim Ranallo and Joe and Amy Brancati of Monroeville, PA, representing Alpha Sigma Alpha National Sorority, first runner-up; Shauna B. Lushko, a biology major and daughter of Kathie and Robert Lushko of Johnstown, PA, representing the Student Senate, second runner-up; and Jamie B. Cicuto, a business major and daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Cicuto of Hermitage, PA, representing Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, third runner-up.

Other contest winners are:

Student Window Painting - First Prize, Geography Club; Second Prize, Rugby Football Club; and Third Prize, UPJ Dance Ensemble and Student Senate.

Student Banner Winners - First Prize, UPJ Dance Ensemble;
Second Prize, Newman Student Association; Third Prize, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional
Business Fraternity.

Spirit of Homecoming Award went to Delta Chi Fraternity.

Congratulations to all!

Homecoming is always an exciting time, and this year was especially rewarding. The Friday evening reception attracted alumni form across the Commonwealth and from across the years. Alumni who attended the Asphalt Campus” in the 1940s and alumni who graduated in the late 1990s were in attendance. Friendships were renewed, unbelievable stories told, and connections were made between the early graduates of UPJ and the recent graduates. This is truly the meaning of Homecoming!

Homecoming is also an event that highlights outcomes for UPJ graduates, while providing a glimpse of our past and a new perspective on our future. It provides insight into how well we are doing and confirms our identity as a college. The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an outstanding college, not only for the exceptional educational experience and the on-campus culture but also, for the thousands of proud alumni that have gone on to make a difference in their careers and in their communities.

On Saturday, the enthusiasm of our students was evident throughout the activity-filled day, from the crowning of Miss UPJ to the dee-jay and live band at the Sports Center. Alumni, too, shared the enjoyment with another successful Tie One On party at the Log Cabin.

Make plans to join us next year; all your old friends were asking about you!
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