Dr. Ernest J. Mantini, a 1979 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown bachelor of science graduate, was awarded the Volunteer Excellence Award from the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association in recognition of his fundraising activities benefiting the University.
Dr. Mantini is actively involved with the UPJ Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association. He currently serves as the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association treasurer and chair of the Association’s annual High School Mountain Cat Basketball Tournament and the UPJ Proud scholarship dinner.
Dr. Mantini has served as past president, vice president and council member of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association for more than 20 years. He received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983. He maintains a private dental practice in the region.
Founded in 1927 and celebrating 80 years, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh with an enrollment of approximately 3,200. The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, natural and social sciences degree programs. UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2007.