posted March 21, 2017
Pitt-Johnstown was well-represented at the March 21, 2017, Pitt Day in Harrisburg.
The annual event provides an opportunity for students and staff to: share their Pitt-Johnstown story with lawmakers; gain a first-hand view of how our state government works; and network with fellow students, alumni, and students from the other Pitt campuses.
“Pitt Day in Harrisburg was a great success for all Pitt campuses as well as the Pitt Johnstown campus,” said Student Government Association President Kyle Maguire. “More than 30 students were able to explore the capitol building as well as build legislative connections. These connections allowed the students to push for higher funding for state schools.
“The Pitt advantage in western PA is an economic and academic resource for the state. The student application rate is excelling as well as the average GPA for Pitt students.
“As the largest Pitt regional campus, Pitt-Johnstown's students and faculty provide insight to a small school advantage for all Pitt students. Pitt day was highly successful and we look forward, as students, to see how the legislature reacts to the outreach of all Pitt campuses."
Pitt Day in Harrisburg is part of Real World Civic Engagement and Leadership Week, which celebrates and promotes the guiding principles of Pitt-Johnstown’s nationally recognized, signature Real World Action Program: civic engagement and leadership, career preparation, collegiate involvement, community engagement, and making a difference in our world.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is marking its 90th anniversary well as the 50th year of the campus in its Richland Township location. Pitt-Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.