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Alumni Seeking Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

Alumni Seeking Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

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     The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its 2012 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 19,500 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.  Nominations will remain active for a period of two years.

     Nomination forms are available by contacting the Pitt-Johnstown Office of Alumni and Community Relations at 814-269-2080.  The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, February 29.  Forms can also be downloaded at

     Past Distinguished Alumni Award recipients included Karen A. Esaias '79, retired Air Force Colonel; Chester "Chet" Thomas '66, an international service leader; James Wilkes '53, an oil and gas industry entrepreneur; and the late Congressman John P. Murtha '60.

     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 the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Pitt-Johnstown…at the forefront of leading baccalaureate colleges…

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 2/14/2012 9:05:00 AM