Miranda Dibert has been crowned the 2009 Homecoming Queen at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar crowned Ms. Dibert at a ceremony held Saturday, September 26. Ms. Dibert, a senior civil engineering technology major and daughter of Dean and Michelle Dibert of Everett, was sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Members of the Queens court are Sarah Bendzsuk, a senior business management major and daughter of Paul and Mary Anne Bendzsuk of Pittsburgh, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha, first runner-up; Jacqueline Schreffler, a senior business marketing major and daughter of Robyn Shaffer of Landisburg, Pa., and Ray Schreffler of New Cumberland, Pa., sponsored by the Pitt-Johnstown Cheerleaders, second runner-up; Abby Gearhart, a senior dual secondary education-mathematics and mathematics major and daughter of Terry and Kim Gearhart of Elton, sponsored by Education Club, third runner-up, and Sydney Stern, a senior communication major and daughter of Marc and Nancy Stern of Bridgeville, Pa., sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, fourth runner-up.
Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College” (2010), by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College” (2010), and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”