The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award, established in 2008, is the highest honor that the school bestows upon its alumni. It recognizes alumni for individual achievements, leadership in their professions, service to their community, and loyalty to their alma mater. The award was created to celebrate the excellence and achievements of the more than 18,000 Pitt-Johnstown alumni.
In order to be eligible for the Distinguished Alumni Award, candidates must have earned a bachelor's or associate's degree from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Candidates can also have earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh after completing two years of study at Pitt-Johnstown during a period when four-year degrees were not available at the Johnstown campus. Nominations for the award can be submitted by any member of the University of Pittsburgh community, including alumni, faculty, staff, students and Advisory Board members.
Nomination forms are available by contacting the Pitt-Johnstown Office of Institutional Advancement at (814) 269-2080. The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 27. Nominations can also be made by visiting www.upj.pitt.edu/upjalum.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. A vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural, and economic environment, Pitt-Johnstown offers a high quality educational experience that is purposefully designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.