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Jeff Philibin to Lead Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association

Jeff Philibin to Lead Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association

Article Body Jeffrey S. Philibin has been elected to a two-year term as President of the Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association.  A 1988 graduate of Pitt-Johnstown with a BA in business economics-finance, Mr. Philibin joined the Alumni Association board of directors in 2008.  He is a home mortgage consultant/renovation specialist for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and earned membership in the organization's prestigious Leaders' Club, which is reserved for the top 1% of all renovation specialists in the country. Additionally, he is an active member of St. Benedict Catholic Church where he is a high school CCD teacher and leader of the church's men's organization.

     Mr. Philibin succeeds Gladys Go, class of 1992, who served as President of the Association since 2005.  During her time as President, the Alumni Association experienced a 185% increase in membership, established an alumni scholarship endowment, and implemented the school's first-ever Distinguished Alumni Award.  She will continue her involvement with the Association as Vice President.  Additionally, Nancy Rottler, class of 1990, has been elected secretary and Michelle Goodman Stumpf, class of 1994, has been elected treasurer. 

     Six new alumni joined the board for the new year:

  • Kurt Fetzer, who received his BA in business economics in 1992, is  assistant vice president and commercial lending officer at Northwest Savings Bank;
  • Katherine Sheehan, who received her BA in history in 2008, is a substitute teacher at several schools in the region;
  • Vincent Strugala, who received his BA in communication in 1999, is an assistant vice president and market sales officer at AmeriServ Financial;
  • Jeanne Susko, who received her BA in communication in 1985, is director of Community Education and Outreach at Pitt-Johnstown,
  • Troy Van Scoyoc, who received his BS in Health-Related Professions in 2002, is chief operations officer at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center in Johnstown; and
  • Barbara Visnovsky, who received her BS in biology in 1978, is a technical supervisor in the Manufacturing/QC department at the American Red Cross.

     Established in 1973, the Pitt-Johnstown Alumni Association promotes the interests and welfare of the school's more than 19,000 alumni and provides support to programs and activities at the school including Homecoming and an annual scholarship.  For the past three years, the Association has been recognized by the University of Pittsburgh as a leader among Pitt's more than 45 alumni clubs and organizations in supporting scholarship, contributing to student success, and reconnecting with alumni.

Posted by Knipple, Robert on 7/8/2011 10:10:00 AM