Catrina Shockey has been crowned the 2010 Homecoming Queen at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar crowned Ms. Shockey at a ceremony held on Saturday, September 25 in the gazebo at University Square. Ms. Shockey, a senior civil engineering technology major and daughter of Nancy Giro of Hagerstown, Md., was sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Members of the Queen's court are: first runner-up Tess Olshansky, a senior elementary education major from Leechburg, Pa. and daughter of Michael Olshanksy, sponsored by Alpha Sigma Alpha; second runner-up Jessica Skapura, a senior secondary education-social studies major from Latrobe and daughter of Kristy Cavallo and Michael Skapura, sponsored by Phi Sigma Sigma; third runner-up Kristen Gormley, a senior elementary education major from Altoona and daughter of Dale and Diane Gormley, sponsored by Pitt-Johnstown Cheerleaders; and fourth runner-up Darianna Terry, a communication major from Chantilly, Va., sponsored by Kappa Zeta.
Pitt-Johnstown's 2010 Homecoming celebration kicked off Friday evening with a fireworks display on the campus mall. The weekend also included the annual Homecoming parade followed by a campus-wide carnival.
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.” Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.