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@ Your Service Scrapbook - October 2010

     Faculty, staff, and students from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown were out in the community in full-force from October 17 through the 23, as part of of the college’s “Pitt-Johnstown @ Your Service” week. Pitt-Johnstown faculty, staff and students performed more than 300 hours of service in support of more than 30 service projects and community events. 

   The week-long service initiative was the third “Pitt-Johnstown @ Your Service” week, which debuted in March 2009.  

   Please click here to view the list of Pitt-Johnstown community members who volunteered their time, energy, and expertise to make this event a success.

Goodwill Visit: Crichton Center
Volunteers escorted P.J., the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat mascot, on a goodwill visit to patients at the Crichton Center  There were lots of friendly smiles to greet the Mountain Cat as it made its rounds.

PJ and fellow volunteers: Left to right: Andrea Solbach, Natalie Aikens, PJ, and Matthew Haubrick.
Not pictured: Yifeng Li and Kim Miller.


Human Pink Ribbon
Pitt-Johnstown partnered with Windber Research Institute to promote breast cancer awareness by creating a human pink ribbon on Sunday, October 17 at the Pitt-Johnstown soccer field. Nearly 500 faculty, staff, students and community members gathered to create this living symbol, which will be used to promote awareness in several media, honoring those affected by breast cancer. 

Johnstown Tribune-Democrat story and photo

Workplace Readiness: Building a Winning Resume
Pitt-Johnstown RealWorld Career Services counselors discussed proper formatting, content, word choice, and how to target resumes to a specific employer or industry.

Vicki Biter shares resume tips with Sally Meiners from Ebensburg.


International Success Story Visit to St. Andrews Catholic School

Pitt-Johnstown international students shared their international success stories with students at St. Andrews Catholic School. Front row: Gao Chenlu, Consolee Uwizeyimana, Jennifer Kist.  Back row: Zhou Ziren, Lv, Yifeng, Lu Enjiong Chenlu (left) and Zhou Ziren (right) present information on China.

Goodwill Visit: Senior Life

The Pitt-Johnstown "@ Your Service” crew spent a morning with Senior Life members sharing life stories and participated in seniorcize. Service members left to right: Terrie Hetzlein, Vicki Biter, Kim Shook, Laura Perry Thompson, and Stephanie Korber. 

Goodwill Visit: Golden Living

Members of the Pitt-Johnstown Blue and Gold Society visited residents of the Golden Living Center in Richland handing out Halloween cards and treats. and Gold members Tien Lau, Chelsea Lang, Dana Shirley, and Chesley Carrieri.

Story Time: Cambria County Headstart
Kunzah Mirza, Karen Barrick, PJ, Mark Dougherty, and Helen Golubic shared "The Mountain Cat Who Mattered" story with students at Cambria County Headstart. 

Story Time: Johnstown Christian School

Karen Barrick and PJ, the Mountain Cat mascot, shared "The Mountain Cat Who Mattered" story with elementary school children at Johnstown Christian School. 

Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
Members of the Pitt-Johnstown "@ Your Service" team prepared and served the evening meal at the Salvation Army.