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1787
  • University Founding …
    General Assembly of Pennsylvania incorporated Pittsburgh Academy "for the education of youth in useful arts, sciences, and literature."An idea of the beginning phase of the University of Pittburgh--How far we have come!

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1819
  • School Renamed Weste…
    The name of the school changed to the Western University of Pennsylvania (university charter)
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1838
  • Only extant 1838 dip…
    Michael Harshaw worked in a stone quarry to enable him to study at the University.

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1866
  • Organizational meeti…
    First organizational meeting of an alumni association was held for the Western University of Pennsylvania. Officers: George I. Whitney, '64; William J. Sawyer, '65; John Gordon, '66; John R. Wightman, '65; Rev. John H. McCandless, '64. Semi-annual or annual meetings were held until 1889.
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  • Alumni Association o…
    Alumni Association of Western University of Pennsylvania founded on June 27.
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1869
  • WUP Alumni Associati…
    First page of a handwritten constitution for the Western University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association
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  • WUP Constitution…
    The handwritten constitution of the Western University of Pennsylvania Alumni AssociationWestern University Alumni Association Constitution

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1882
  • Gaudeamus student fe…
    It is reported that early in the University’s history an event called Gaudeamus was held at the end of each school year. It was planned by students with an alumnus master of the feast. Alumni and students were invited to attend.
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  • University's First H…
    The University's first home was a small brick building that housed the President's home (Robert Bruce) and adjoining it was the "Hall" which held two rooms – one above the other.
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  • An alumnus offers a …
    An alumnus began a contest for the best song relating the history or future of the University. The prize was $20.
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  • Plea for Funds…
    "Come, yet alumni and alumnae; Come, ye many friends, unnumbered; From the kingdom of the College, From the land of the Hereafter; Give us of your much spondulicks, Of your very plenteous money; Help us make our paper might, A big ,chief among the papers; Thus to live and never die."
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  • Rally call to create…
    Mentions a meeting of the Alumni Society on Wednesday at 3 pm. [Vol. 1, No. 6, pg. 122] No acting officers of the Alumni Society. Rally call to create "active participation" in the Alumni Society.
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1883
  • Graduates of the Duq…
    Graduates of the Duquesne College were admitted as Western University of Pennsylvania Alumni.
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  • Meeting is held to r…
    Alumni Association meeting was held to re-organize the association.
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1884
  • Reorganization of as…
    Announced that the re-organization of the Alumni association had failed due to "bickering" and dissension among the alumni – some of whom favored the old administration and others that favored the new.
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  • WUP Alumni Associati…
    WUP Alumni Association Constitution published in the paper.
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  • It is reported that …
    It was reported that the Alumni Association was recovering and trying to revive.
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1887
  • Alumni associatioin …
    Alumni Association held its annual banquet at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
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  • 1887 Constitution…
    First page of a new hand-written constitution of the Western University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association dated June 23, 1887

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  • University's first f…
    Elva Martin Thornberg received a doctor of medicine degree from the University.
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1891
  • Reinvigoration of al…
    "It has been a source of regret to a large number of graduates of the University that no association of the Alumni is in existence. Frequent meetings of individual classes have been held, but, as far as is known, no general meeting of the Alumni has ever been convened. Such a long separation, as is well known has a tendency to dull that interest which a graduate has for his Alma Mater, and, in the case of the University, there has been no exception to the rule. There is a sort of respect which they feel toward the institution in which they received so much good, but there is an absence of that enthusiastic patriotism which is so characteristic of a member of an alumni association. They want an Alumni association, for they feel that, although they are graduates of the University, they are of no further interest to it, and they believe such an association will bind them closer to each other and promote each other’s interests the more. In conversation with several prominent attorneys, graduates of the University, the fact was revealed that they have desired such an organization for a long time and thought it a pity that a college with so many illustrious graduates could not be strengthened by an Alumni association, but they did not think it proper for them to take the initiative step. They felt that such as organization would be of untold benefit to the University by bringing graduates into closer relationship with it and the work being done there, and they thought every graduate would derive a great amount of good from a closer fellowship with each other, which such a society would promote among their number. The University and its interests would naturally be discussed at their annual meetings, and everything would be done to increase its fame and broaden its field of labor. They saw no reason why this association should not be successful, with so many brilliant legal lights, so many eloquent orators and prominent members of the medical fraternity, and so many successful business men, who would be delighted to be considered in connection with a society of their Alma Mater. They prophesied a brilliant future for such an organization. Let us hope that the proper person will take steps to form a permanent association, so that at next commencement there may be a grand re-union of old graduates, - initiating what ought to be a series of annual meetings. The Courant offers its assistance to the organizer of such a body, and invites the co-operation of every graduate of the Western University."
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1892
  • Alumni Fail to Raise…
    Dr. Holland asked the General Alumni Council to raise $40,000 for faculty endowments but the General Alumni Association could not raise it.
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  • Plans for a reunion …
    "The Alumni Association seems to be an assurred fact. Mr. F.W. McKee, Secretary, issued a call for meeting in the Y.M.C.A. parlors for March 25, for the purpose of admitting the classes of '89, '90 and '91 and for arranging an Alumni re-union and banquet to be held in June.
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  • Hopes for an annual …
    "It is hoped that the Alumni banquet will be a permanent thing. There is no better way to draw the graduates together and keep alive their interest in their Alma Mater.
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  • Glee Club entertains…
    "The Alumni were more than pleased with the singing of the Glee Club at the Alumni banquet."
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  • Early constitution a…
    Earliest Constitution and By-laws. Formed the GAA in 1897. New constitution and by-laws in 1908 when the name of the university changed.
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  • Earliest constitutio…
    The earliest Constitution and By-laws approved on June 29.
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1893
  • First African Americ…
    First African American alumnus, William Hunter Dammond, graduates from the University.
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1894
  • Freshman yell that h…
    “A large juicy doughnut awaits the thrice blessed possessor of that colossal intellect from which emanated that peerless monument to the beauties of the English language, the yell of the Fresh[men], Hoo-rah dog! Hoo-rah dog! The Sophomore class is on the hog!”
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1895
  • Pitt Goes Coed…
    University of Pittsburgh becomes a co-educational institution
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  • Alumni Banquet plann…
    "The banquet committee of the Alumni Association, which consists of Charles W. Scovel, '83, D.H. Wallace, '91, and H.S. Calvert, '93, has decided to hold the annual banquet about Feb. 21. In changing the date of the banquet to midwinter, it is the intention to hold the annual meeting at the University buildings during commencement week. It is hoped this way to gain a larger attendance at both meetings."
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  • Constitution and By-…
    Constitution and By-Laws of the Association included, adopted June 24, 1892.
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1897
  • General Alumni Assoc…
    The General Alumni Association (GAA) formed in February.
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1898
  • First women graduate…
    The first two women to earn undergraduate degrees from Pitt: Margaret Lydia and Stella Mathilda Stein in 1898. They shared the first spot in their class.
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1899
  • Alumni Banquet Held …
    2nd General Alumni Banquet held at the Hotel Schenley
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  • Vice-Admiral George …
    Vice-Admiral, George Dewey, LL.D. '98 promoted to Admiral and was appointed to the Phillipine Commission by President McKinley. Salary of $13,000.
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  • 2nd Annual Alumni Ba…
    Second Annual Alumni Banquet held at the Hotel Schenley. Charles W. Scovel, A.M. ’83, President of the GAA, acted as toastmaster. The Metropolitan Orchestra played during the nine courses.
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  • Dental alumni annual…
    At the annual dental banquet Dr. Charles F. Friesell explained the organization of the alumni. The GAA included the alumni of the whole university while each department maintained its own alumni association. Dental alumni numbered 23.
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  • Second Annual Alumni…
    Second Annual General Alumni Banquet held at the Hotel Schenley
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1900
  • Association Vice Pre…
    Mr. James Layng, a vice-president of the Alumni Association, is named to the University's Board of Trustees.
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1902
  • Chancellor Recognize…
    Alumnae Organization officially recognized by the Chancellor.
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1903
  • Alumni Endowment Dri…
    Alumni Endowment Fund drive
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1906
  • Association United A…
    "A movement of considerable significance during the year has been the new spirit of activity among the alumni resulting in the formation of a new association. Heretofore the departments have had their alumni associations and the general Association has been representative only. By enthusiastic and unanimous consent of all the departments, this plan has been reversed. The General Alumni Association is now the organization of all the graduates of the University regardless of department. Honorable George W. Guthrie, one of our distinguished graduates, was elected President. The other officers represent the various departments. The several departments may still have their separate associations, probably will have, but the one organization representing the whole University will henceforth be the general one, composed as here set forth. Large things are expected of this Association, not alone in gifts toward the creation of the New University, but in enthusiasm toward the creation of a larger and more generous sympathy and and cooperation on the part of the people of the community."
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1907
  • Alumni Athletic Asso…
    Formation of the W.U.P Alumni Athletic Association – "The object of the Association shall be the promotion of athletics at the University." Constitution, Article II.
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  • General Alumni Assoc…
    GAA reorganized.
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1908
  • School Renamed Unive…
    The name changed again to the University of Pittsburgh (court documents)
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  • School renamed Unive…
    The school renamed as the University of Pittsburgh. New By-laws and Constitution created.
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  • First meeting of new…
    First annual meeting of the “new general Alumni Association”
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  • Class of 1893 create…
    The University hand-clap created by the class of 1893, expressed with hand claps:
    Al-le-ge-nee, ge-nack, ge-nack,
    Al-le-ge-nee, ge-nack, ge-nack,
    Horah! Hoorah! WUP!
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1909
  • Committee of Fifty C…
    Creation of a Committee of Fifty.
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  • Alumnae have own org…
    Alumnae were no longer assessed dues since they had their own organization
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  • Faculty and trustees…
    Faculty and University Trustees made honorary GAA members.
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1910
  • Alumni Council begun…
    Alumni Council begun. 50 members: "The purposes of the Alumni council shall be to create an active center of alumni who will diligently advance the interests of the University of Pittsburgh by strengthening the relations between the alumni and the University, by establishing efficient class and alumni organizations, by disseminating such information as will rouse the interest of the public in the University, by bringing to the attention of students of preparatory schools and those desiring to take up professional and post-graduating work the advantages of the University of Pittsburgh as an educational institution, by fostering and encouraging under graduate's activities, by assisting to provide funds for the maintenance and endowment of the University, and by making recommendations to the Board of Trustees of matters deemed material for its welfare." Article IV, Section 3 of GAA Constitution
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  • First African Americ…
    First black woman graduates, Jean Hamilton Walls.
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  • Alumni Council urged…
    Alumni Council, during its first year of existence, was urged to increase GAA membership.
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1911
  • Our Old Pittsburgh a…
    "Our Old Pittsburgh" written by George M.P. Baird was adopted as the official University song of the GAA:
    "Come, brothers, sing the old song again,Our paean to Alma Mater-
    We who have follow her beacon light
    And marched ‘neath her banner fair-
    Sing of her fame in the days gone by,
    And the glory the years have brought her; Her colors we wear, her honors we share, Then sing till the winds reply.
    Here’s to our University,
    Here’s to her Gold and Blue,
    Here’s to Alumni and Faculty,
    Here’s to her Students true,
    Here’s to her fame in years to come,
    Bright may her laurels be,
    Here’s to old Pittsburgh the glorious,
    Here’s to old U. of P."

    "Our Old Pittsburgh, dear Old Pittsburgh, with love that never tires,
    Thy loyal sons in homage stand about thine altar fires.
    Though in the strife of after-life, far from thy shrine we be
    Our loyal hearts will ever burn with love, dear Pitt, for thee,
    Our loyal hearts will ever burn with love, dear Pitt, for thee."
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1912
  • Women's Society Form…
    Women’s society or club formed by Mrs. Samuel Black McCormick. Began as a way to "promote the friendly intercourse of women in any way connected with or interested in the University and to cooperate in furthering the interests of the University"
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  • Alumni Anniversary B…
    Several alumni spoke at the Alumni Anniversary Banquet
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  • Association Hires Ge…
    Alumni Association hires George M.P. Baird as Secretary.
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1913
  • Association offices …
    Association moved into an office in south corridor, first floor of State Hall.
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  • Executive secretary …
    Executive Secretary of the Association attended the Second National Convention of the Association of Alumni Secretaries, held in Chicago.
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  • Secretary of the alu…
    Secretary of the Alumni Association hired. The position would no longer be shared with Athletics.
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  • Executive secretary …
    Feb.- Executive Secretary attended the organizational meeting of the Association of Alumni Secretaries held at Ohio State University.
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1914
  • Nominating Committee…
    Nominating Committee formed
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1915
  • Special Meeting of A…
    Special meeting of Alumni Council to revise constitution and by-laws
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  • Alumnae Organization…
    College Alumnae organization formed (brief history of the alumnae association).
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  • Life Secretary fo ea…
    Procedure of Life Secretary for each class begun
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1916
  • Association Offers B…
    Minutes state that General Alumni Association will provide funds to assist the band if they are able to re-organize.
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  • From the Address of …
    From address of retiring chairman of the alumni council "In 1907 a few alumni from the various departments of the university met for the purpose of affecting an organization to be known as the General Alumni Association of the university of Pittsburgh. Theretofore departmental organizations existed and while these met together from time to time there was nothing that could in a real sense be called a general body. At this meeting it was the sense of members present that the new organization should have the regulation officers and an executive committee. Before long departmental factions arose because it seemed that the various departments were not sufficiently represented on the executive committee, and so the present council was organized." Factionalism had returned.
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  • Life Dues Raised…
    Life dues raised from $25 to $50, retroactively. The twelve life members were asked to pay the difference.
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1917
  • Campaign to Recruit …
    Campaign to raise 500 new members during April.
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  • Alumni Planned-Givin…
    Minutes of a special meeting held to consider "a plan for endowment of the University through life insurance policies taken by the alumni, the University to be made the beneficiary."
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  • Two bulletins (The U…
    Two bulletins ("The University" and "The War") were published and sent to men in the military and to the members of the Alumni Association.
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  • Class Reunions, lunc…
    Schedule of events mentions "class reunions," plus luncheons and banquets for various alumni groups and the GAA
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1918
  • WWI Effects on Assoc…
    The war took a toll on the General Alumni Association – missed dues, officers and members in the service led to financial trouble. But, membership grew.
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  • Flu Outbreak Puts Ki…
    Influenza outbreak caused a ban on meetings so General Alumni Association did not meet.
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1919
  • Alumni Building Comm…
    Special meeting held to discuss the Alumni Building Committee. Minimum pledge = $50 on 4 quarterly installments.
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  • 1,600 Alumni Served …
    1600 alumni served in the military. 38 on the gold star list.
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  • Alumni raise $300,00…
    Addendum: The most significant movement of the academic year was the campaign by the Alumni Association for $300,000 for Alumni Hall. The campaign was successful in the short period of a few days, and the entire amount subscribed. While this building will not be completed until 1921, and while the complete story belongs to the annual report of next year, yet the movement itself and the laying of the cornerstone belong to the present year, and should have special recognition in this report.

    The significance of this movement does not consist simply in the fact that the alumni initiated and carried to success a campaign for $300,000. The real significance lies in the fact that the alumni are now organized and have come to be a tremendous force in University affairs. They have found themselves. From now on they are to be counted upon to support the administration and the Trustees in every forward movement. Already they are well represented on the Board of Trustees, and this recognition of their useful function in the development of the University will be a constantly enlarging one. While credit for the enthusiasm, the unifying and the wisely directed effort of the alumni belongs to many, too much credit cannot be given to Mr. Karl E. Davis, Secretary of the Alumni Association.
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1920
  • Alumni Raise $670,00…
    The General Alumni Association began a building campaign to raise $600,000. The Campaign slogan was "Build a Bigger, Better Home for Alma Mater." The Chairman was Colonel Joseph H. Thompson; Bert H. Smyers, treasurer; Carlton G. Ketchum, campaign manager; J. Steel Gow, assistant. The campaign was successful and raised $670,000.
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  • Plan to Borrow Money…
    Plan to borrow $100,000 from Pittsburgh Trust Company to "provide for the immediate needs in construction of Alumni Hall."
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  • Strike Delays Origna…
    Several construction unions went on strike beginning June 1. Lasted until June 25 and put the construction project behind schedule.
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  • Original Alumni Hall…
    Construction project collected over $300,000 which was the estimated cost of the project but due to many unfortunate happenings the actual cost was $525,000.
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  • Lantern Night Ceremo…
    Lantern Night began (LN script, 1996).
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  • Original Alumni Hall…
    Alumni Hall groundbreaking held on January 26. It is now the Surface Science Research Center. The dedication was held on March 31, 1921. The Alumni raised $670,000, $70,000 over the goal.
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1921
  • Alumni Dues Increase…
    Dues increased to: Grads of last five years - $3; grads of next five years - $4; all other grads - $5.
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  • Medical Alumni Assoc…
    Medical Alumni Association formed.
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  • Original Alumni Hall…
    Alumni Hall, built and equipped at a cost of $592,000 from funds subscribed by alumni, was opened in April, 1921. The building provides recitation room facilities each hour for 2500 students. In addition, it provides offices for many teachers. Alumni Hall came at a critical time in the history of the University. Both as an expression of the good-will and cooperation on the part of the alumni and for its intrinsic worth in the headway of the University, the value of the gift seems beyond estimate.A view of Alumni Hall. This remaining building from the original Acropolis Plan, Alumni Hall opened in 1921. The building could fit 2,200 students within all its classrooms. University alumni raised all funds necessary to complete the building. It would eventually become the home of the Surface Science Research Center, and then be renamed Eberly Hall. The Alumni organization would eventually find a home in the former Masonic Temple on Fifth Avenue. Pictured dated July 1925.

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1922
  • Alumnae Association …
    Alumnae Association gained a staff position among the Alumni Association to campaign for the women alumni. It was a part-time position.
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  • Motion to Replace Du…
    Motion to stop dues and replace with an annual giving plan voted down. 19-15.
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  • Land purchased for b…
    The Trustees of the University, in cooperation with the GAA, purchased, Feb. 5, 1923, a plot of ground known as the Bailey property fronting on Terrace Street, west of the campus. This plot together with adjacent ground already owned by the University forms a natural amphitheater of about sixteen acres. This is the site of the stadium.

    Ground was broken August 8, 1924, and the plans provide that the stadium shall be ready for use in September, 1925. The structure is to be erected of steel and concrete and is to have a seating capacity of 65,000, which may later be increased to 90,000 by the construction of a second tier. The cost is estimated at $1,800,000.
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  • Alumni Fund Plan rai…
    "The Alumni Fund Plan by which the alumni are organized to give annually to the University was approved, April 5, 1923, by the Trustees. In its first year the Fund received $23,426 from 3392 alumni…K.E. Davis, Secretary of the Fund, recently said: 'The alumni realize that the University faces now the greatest need for buildings and funds in its history. We want to help. Year after year we can do more. I am sure that we shall do it.'"
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  • Funds are raised for…
    The Women's Alumnae Committee and the Women's Association of the University established student loan funds for undergrad women students.
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1923
  • Alumnae Student Loan…
    Alumnae Student Loan Fund initiated to assist female junior or senior students. Loans ranged from $50-300 with interest of 2 percent until graduation and 5 percent afterward.
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1924
  • Alumni Help Build Pi…
    Pitt Stadium was constructed using funds raised from the alumni.
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  • Annual Giving Replac…
    It was the first year that the Alumni Giving plan replaced membership dues. 3300 donors gave approximately $25,000.
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  • Original Alumni Hall…
    Alumni Hall finances causing problems. $300,000 was owed which amounted to $18,000 in interest annually.
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  • Pitt Stadium is dedi…
    The athletic stadium, built at a cost of $2,100,000, was dedicated at the Pittsburgh-Carnegie Institute of Technology football game, October 24, 1925.
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1925
  • General Alumni Assoc…
    Dr. Bowman raised money for the Cathedral of Learning through the General Alumni Association office.
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  • Pitt Stadium Complet…
    Pitt Stadium completed. Encouraged by alumni but paid by bond issue.
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  • Board Helps in Origi…
    Board of Trustees [University] had arranged to endorse a bank note still owed for Alumni Hall as well as handling the interest for the year.
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  • Cathedral of Learnin…
    "All alumni subscribers to the "Cathedral of Learning" to be given full privileges of membership in the GAA for a period of five years commencing May 1, 1925.
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1926
  • Dues Solicited in Ad…
    Plan to allow C of L pledges to count toward GAA membership hurt financially and they had to ask C of L donors to donate $3-5 to provide for operating expenses.
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  • Alumni Council makes…
    Alumni Council began reading lists for alumni, established an employment bureau, arranged for club rooms, a weekly luncheon in downtown Pittsburgh, annual awards to outstanding students and to members of the faculty, an annual day for alumni outside the city, a dinner and an entertainment for alumni of other institutions, and special lectures.
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  • Alumni Insurance End…
    Alumni Insurance Endowment Fund = $10,147; increased by dividends received on insurance policies and by the principal of a life insurance policy of $10,000.
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1927
  • Pitt Engineering Ass…
    Pitt Engineering Association formed
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1929
  • Alumni Giving Plan R…
    It was decided to resume the Alumni Giving Plan.
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1931
  • Charter Day Dinner h…
    The third annual Charter Day Dinner and banquet was held on February 28 in the Hotel Schenley. It was held to celebrate the 144th anniversary of the granting of the Charter.
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  • Association purpose …
    GAA Purpose Statement: "To bind more closely the ties of fellowship and good will formed in school days; to disseminate information about Pitt and Pitt alumni; to organize and unite the interest of alumni and to direct this interest in ways that will best further the progress of Alma Mater; to become a force for constructive citizenship; to stand united behind the University of Pittsburgh in its work of training for efficient, intelligent leadership."
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  • List of association …
    List of responsibilities of the GAA.
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1933
  • Association Revived …
    “The General Alumni Association, defunct for the first three dreadful depression years, was revived and reorganized.”
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  • Minutes of First Exe…
    "Minutes of First Meeting of Executive Committee of Alumni Council, August 22, 1933."
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1934
  • Dues drop from $5 to…
    Dues dropped from $5 to $3 including subscription to Pittsburgh Record.
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  • Alumni Review and Pi…
    Alumni Review was first published in October. Alumni Review to be published in October, November, January, February, April, May, and July. The Pittsburgh Record was published in September, December, March and June. Subscriptions to both were included in the membership dues.
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1935
  • Discussion of associ…
    Discussion of alumni association’s purpose and organization.
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  • Alumni Men's Glee Cl…
    Alumni men’s glee club formed.
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1936
  • John Woodruff Accept…
    Pitt Alumni Club convinces John Woodruff to attend Pitt instead of Ohio State by offering a scholarship.
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  • Charter for incorpor…
    Charter for incorporation granted by the Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County on July 7, 1936, and recorded on July 10. It was voted on and approved by the GAA. (October 10, 1936)
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1938
  • "Code Bowman&qu…
    The Code for Conduct of Athletics was instituted by Dr. Bowman as a response to improper behavior by alumni toward athletes. Under "Code Bowman," alumni were banned from giving private assistance to student athletes. The Athletic Council of the General Alumni Association was replaced by a faculty-led committee.
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  • Association Evening …
    The President of the Alumni Association of the Evening Division forwarded a check for the balance of funds of the organization when it became defunct. (January 4, 1938)
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  • Sponsored Alumni Nig…
    Sponsored Alumni Night at the Cap and Gown performance on April 5. The Cap and Gown group would take on all expenses related to printing and mailing promotional material but they would also earn all revenues. (January 17, 1938 and March 28, 1938)
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  • McKeesport Alumni Cl…
    Special considerations were given to the McKeesport alumni to form a Pitt Club despite being located within Allegheny County. The Council would appropriate 50 cents of every $3 membership and the group had to maintain at least 125 paid members. (March 28, 1938)
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  • Secretary attends Am…
    Acting Secretary, Don Saunders, attended the American Alumni Council meeting in Columbus, Ohio, March 31 to April 2. (May 16, 1938)
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  • Secretary reports 20…
    Office Secretary reported to the Council that the office mails approximately 200,000 pieces of mail and sells approximately 4,000 football tickets per year. (June 6, 1938)
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  • Photos from alumni a…
    Photos from alumni activities.
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1939
  • Dr. Bowman Ignores A…
    A committee chosen by the General Alumni Association reported the association's issues with the "Bowman Code" to Dr. Bowman. He reportedly ignored the report.
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  • Financial problems a…
    Financial difficulties within the Alumni organization and the University created high staff turnover and uncertainty about the continuation of the association. (May 15, 1939)
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  • Association ceases t…
    Giving plan explanation: the first giving plan was started under Chancellor Bowman which attracted a few very large gifts but not much else. It was dropped so that the alumni could enter into the Thaw Hall plan. The giving plan was reinstated in 1923. Many more donors which raised about $30,000/year. But this was discontinued so that they alumni would give to the Cathedral campaign. Alumni Association ceased to exist due to no income. A new giving plan campaign was to begin to offset the loss of University funds. (September 18, 1939)
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  • Alumni dine on salmo…
    "On September 21 the Alumni Association received the following telegram from the Alumni Association of the University of Washington: 'Scratches and wounds inflicted by Pitt Panthers on our Washington Huskies in Rose Bowl still smart. Our Huskies are growling for revenge. Washington King Salmon are running bigger and better. Do you dare another load of your Pitt stogies against one of our prize Salmon on the intersectional football opener, September 30.' We replied with the following: ‘Pitt alumni happy to accept Washington alumni's sporting proposition and will bet another load of Pittsburgh stogies against one of your prized salmon. Your Huskies scratches and wounds from the Rose Bowl game may still smart, but the Panther even though suffering from 'growing pains' and a 'code' in the head can still lick a Husky.' The fish arrived on Monday, October 16, as a result of Pitt’s 27 to 6 victory over Washington. Council met on Wednesday, October 18, in the sun parlor of the Hotel Schenley at 6:00 pm for a salmon dinner." (October 18, 1939)
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  • Association sponsors…
    GAA “sponsored an appearance of the Yurek Shabelevsky Ballet Troupe, followed by a reception and dance”
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  • Woman students celeb…
    Women students celebrated the Stein sisters.
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  • Second annual Charte…
    Second annual Charter Day Ball held at the Hotel Schenley ballroom on February 28.
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  • Association problems…
    Issue relates the position of the Alumni Association during a period of many problems.
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1940
  • Alumni Constituent O…
    General Alumni Association (GAA) has nine constituent associations: Alumnae, Business Administration, College, Dentistry, Education, and Graduate Engineering and Mines, Law, Medicine, and Pharmacy. Dues ofG AA are $3 ($4 for joint husband/wife) and $1 for first year after graduation. GAA offices located on the 36th floor of Cathedral.
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  • Due structure change…
    Dues structure for the Pitt Clubs should be “relaxed” so that every club with 35 members had representation on the Council. Also, dues would be broken up as follows: $1 to Association, $1 to Alumni Review, and $1 to the Club. (March 18, 1940)
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  • Adoption of the Annu…
    Adoption of the Annual Giving Fund plan. [actual plan as presented to the Council] (July1, 1940)
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  • Class agents contact…
    Began using Class Agents as the method of contacting alumni for the annual giving campaign. (November 18, 1940)
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  • Association 1933-34 …
    Chart of GAA budget for 1933-1940.
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1941
  • Dues waived for seni…
    Seniors would be given $1 dues and seniors entering the service would be given free membership. (May 19, 1941) (Binder: [Minutes of the Various Meetings held by the Alumni Council] [1939- 1946])7a
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  • Association suggests…
    Alumni Association approached University to dedicate a football game to the men in the service as per the War Department. (November 17, 1941)
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  • Alumnae Council hold…
    Alumnae Association started the Children’s Holiday Party
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1942
  • First Children's Chr…
    Children’s Christmas Party held at the Commons Rooms in the Cathedral for the first timeAnnual Christmas Party for University Faculty, Staff and Alumni children in the Commons Room of the Cathedral of Learning at Christmas, 1950-1959.

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  • Meetings held in Oak…
    Decided to hold meetings in Oakland or in the city due to gas rationing. (November 16, 1942)
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  • December issue of Al…
    December issue dedicated to the alumni in the Armed Services
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  • Alumna Katherine Nau…
    Soldiers called her "the Angel of Bataan."Alumnae serve in WWII

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  • One of ours reportin…
    Can you help us ID this brave fellow?We're thinking WWII. Can you tell us who he is?

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1943
  • Committee of War Ser…
    There was a Committee of War Service during the Second World War. (September 20, 1943)
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  • Association cuts bac…
    General Alumni Association cut back on activities as a result of the war.
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  • Alumni send newslett…
    "The program of writing newsletters to our Fighting Panthers started over a year ago. Several of us found that we were corresponding with a good many former students and that our letters to them were much alike. The idea of a common letter to all our correspondents, with personal notes for individuals, was a natural conclusion." The newsletters were greatly appreciated.
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  • Thrid Annual Progres…
    Third annual Progressive Bridge Dinner held on January 28, 1944.
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1944
  • Consideration of hel…
    Began to consider helping GI alumni find jobs upon war’s end. (January 17, 1944)
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  • Photos of Alumni Lun…
    Photos of an Alumni Luncheon
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  • Brief History of Alu…
    "Brief History of the Alumnae Association" written by Dr. Bernice L. Storey, Grad. '36.
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  • Third Annual Childre…
    Alumni and their children are invitedThird Annual Children's Christmas Party flyer

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1945
  • Nursing Constituent …
    School of Nursing organizes as the eleventh constituent group of the General Alumni Association.
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  • Strategic planning d…
    A strategic plan type document was developed to list the objectives of the Association for the following years. (September 17, 1945) It was meant to rejuvenate the council and instill a sense of cooperation with the University. (May 19, 1946)
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  • Clyde Barton named s…
    A new Secretary of the Association was hired, Clyde Barton. He was a purchasing agent for the University. He was to serve as Secretary of the Alumni Association and as an interviewer of potential students for the Registrar. Ruth Dierker, the previous Secretary was named as the editor and treasurer of the Alumni Review. (November 19, 1945)
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  • Alumni association r…
    The Alumni Association reorganized as a department of the University and with a University budget.
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  • Story of first two f…
    Story of the Stein women’s experiences at Pitt.
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  • Fourth Annual Dinner…
    Annual Alumni EventFourth Annual Dinner Bridge Party

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1946
  • Bellefield Trust (Pr…
    A group of alumni formed the Bellefield Trust, which provided: scholarships for student athletes, low-interest loans for athletes, and improvement grants for athletic facilities. It was renamed the Panther Foundation in 1968.
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  • Emma Locke Annual Gi…
    Announcement of the annual gift to a graduating honor student sponsored by alumnus Charles Locke in honor of his mother, Emma. $100. (May 29, 1946)
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  • Association to send …
    GAA passes motion to send invoices for dues to be paid to the Association to all alumni. (June 10, 1946)
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  • Association reformed…
    Alumni Association reformed. The Alumni News Review was part of the come-back process.
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  • News of imminent rel…
    The first published book of the names of alumni, students, and faculty who served in World War II was advertised as being released soon.
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1947
  • First Commencement S…
    First Commencement Smorgasbord
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  • Dues program ended i…
    Agreement between the Alumni Association and the University’s Board of Trustees whereby the GAA relinquished dues and autonomy for an annual campaign and University budget.
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  • Association Dues Sto…
    The GAA voted to relinquish the separate incorporation and dues structure. An Annual Campaign (Giving Fund) was started.
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  • Association pledges …
    Alumni Association pledges full support of the Pitt Veterans Association with its Memorial Fund to "provide scholarships, textbooks, and living quarters, to needy dependents of deceased veterans." [Vol. 1, no. 4, pg. 2]
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  • Alumni office is on …
    Alumni Office on the 36th floor of the Cathedral.
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  • Annual association p…
    The sixth annual progressive dinner sponsored by the General Alumni Association was planned.
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  • Alumni encouraged to…
    Alumni encourage to offer information about housing for students.
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1948
  • Alumni Unhappy with …
    Continued issues with the “athletic situation” where alumni were not happy with the success of the University’s teams. Two committees were formed: one of faculty members and one of alumni. Each committee offered different solutions to the issue. The Board of Trustees disbanded both committees and formed another of trustees, alumni, students, and faculty. Athletics Director James Hagan resigned and Thomas J. Hamilton of the Naval Academy was hired.
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  • First Campaign raise…
    It was reported that the First Giving Fund campaign raised
    $37,886.41
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  • Pitt Class ring reco…
    A Pitt class ring was recovered from a Japanese prisoner of war by a soldier. The soldier was trying to find the owner of the ring to return it.
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  • Spring Homecoming in…
    Smorgasbord starts as part of the Spring Homecoming.
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1949
  • Spring Alumni Festiv…
    Spring Alumni Festival held. A week of fun with a parade, carnival, tea dance, and “Tap Day”.
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  • Associatioin puts ki…
    "There is absolutely no foundation to the rumor that the Alumni Association is establishing a scholarship in order to send a person abroad to study the subject of Smorgasbords, nor is there any intention of importing a person to advise us regarding the annual feast at reunion time."
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  • Pitt Players offer a…
    Pitt Players offered alumni season tickets at student prices to introduce their performances to the alumni.
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1950
  • Pitt Stadium is refi…
    Pitt Stadium was refinanced to pay off debt.
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1951
  • Smorgasbord is repla…
    Smorgasbord was replaced by a Pow Wow to celebrate Pittsburgh Academy’s beginnings when Native Americans were commonly seen in the region.
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1952
  • Alumni Giving Fund a…
    Alumni Giving Fund almost doubled its collections for the year.
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  • Ever popular Smorgas…
    Smorgasbord returns.
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1953
  • Alumni Smorgabord he…
    Annual Alumni Smorgasbord held inside the Cathedral. Over 3,000 deviled eggs, 8,000 cookies, 5,000 Swedish meatballs, 175 pounds of shrimp, and 100 other foods served.
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1954
  • 31 alumni named to W…
    Thirty-one alumni named to Who’s Who
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  • Alumni association m…
    Alumni Association moved from the 30th floor of the Cathedral of Learning into new offices in the Alumni House. The Alumni House was located on the upper side of the tract of land purchased from A.W Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust which also contains the George Hubbard Clapp Hall. The Alumni House was the home of Charles Margiotti, attorney.
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  • Alumni offices more …
    Alumni offices relocate to 4302 Bigelow Boulevard (Between Tennyson and Ruskin Avenues) from the 36th floor of the Cathedral on October 20. The new location has more room, offices, a record room, and an addressing and mailing department.
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  • Contest to replace S…
    Student Congress of Pitt sponsored a contest to find new words for "Hail to Pitt" and to remove "Smokey Town." Prize was either a Pitt blazer or a Pitt chair.
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  • Association offices …
    GAA headquarters moved from the 36th floor of the Cathedral of Learning to the house at 4302 Bigelow Boulevard.
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1955
  • Litchfield Solicits …
    Dr. Litchfield announced that the University would be changing admissions standards, raising faculty salaries, and making other changes. He estimated that an additional $10 million would be needed per year including an additional $500,000 from alumni and other gifts.
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  • Association looking …
    Alumni Association looking for a new location for their offices. The offices on Bigelow were being destroyed to build a new men’s dormitory and a student union.
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  • Association adds sta…
    Alumni Association added the staff position, assistant to Alumni Secretary which was to "aid the alumni secretary in direction of the growing activities of the General Alumni Association."
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1956
  • Alumni Placement Ser…
    Alumni Placement Service expanded staff and services.
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1957
  • Association presents…
    GAA presented a plaque to the University marking the location of the original school building at Cherry Way. The presentation was done on October 29.
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  • Map depicting locati…
    Map depicting locations of Pitt alumni by state.
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  • Alumni have Pitt Par…
    GAA encouraged alumni to have a “Pitt Party” by inviting friends and neighbors to watch the telecast of Chancellor Litchfield highlighting three assistant chancellors.
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  • Interfraternity and …
    An interfraternity and sorority alumni dinner was held for the first time for members of Pitt "Greek" organizations during the spring reunion.
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  • Association gives Li…
    GAA gave Chancellor and Mrs. Litchfield two Pitt chairs as welcome gifts.
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1958
  • Continued State Supp…
    Joint meetings were held across the state for alumni of Pitt, Penn, and Temple as a way to publicize their work for the people of Pennsylvania and that the state should continue its financial support of the three "private" schools.
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  • Diagram of proposed …
    Diagram of proposed changes to Oakland regarding the University and streets.
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  • Alumni offices move …
    Alumni offices moved to 505 Bruce Hall (formerly Building G of Schenley Apartments)
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1959
  • Speakers' Bureau Cre…
    Creation of the Speaker’s Bureau
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  • Harrisburg Club Beco…
    Changed name from Harrisburg Pitt Club to Central PA Pitt Club.
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  • Smorgasbord and Reun…
    One page ad for the Smorgasbord and Reunion. Possible visual for scanning.
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1961
  • Adoption of New Asso…
    New General Alumni Association By-laws and Constitution adopted
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1963
  • Pitt Alumni invited …
    Pitt Alumni invited to participate in the National Television show "Alumni Fun." It aired on Pittsburgh Channel 4 on Sunday at 4:30 pm. (January 21, 1963)
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  • Association moves to…
    New offices at 305 Schenley Hall. (January 21, 1963)
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  • Alumni Council previ…
    The Alumni Council was given a preview showing of motion pictures completed in December 1962, including “Play the Pitt Way” and “Pitt, A Tale of Progress.” (January 9, 1963)
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  • Alumni associatioin …
    Alumni Association moved to 305 Schenley Hall, student union.
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  • Annual Giving Fund p…
    Annual Giving Fund was reorganized. Pledges were accepted for the first time. Solicitation changed to be less impersonal. A board of directors was formed.
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1964
  • Public relations cha…
    "The [Executive] Committee approved the appointment of a General Public Relations Chairman for Council who would stimulate the appointment of a public relations chairman in each association to begin a program of maximum coverage with local community papers." (September 21, 1964)
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  • Annual fund donors g…
    Donors to the Annual Fund are given privileges using the swimming pool, parking lots, and tickets for athletic events. (March 23, 1964)
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  • Organization of alum…
    Programs of the Alumni Activities Division:
    I. General Alumni Association
    A. General Alumni Associations responsibilities:
    1. Organization and operation of Alumni Council and Executive Committee Meetings.
    2. Organization and operation of Alumni Council Standing Committees.
    B. Constituent Alumni Association responsibilities:
    1. Close staff relationship with twelve constituent alumni association’s executive boards.
    2. Organization and operation and detailed operation of annual meetings for each
    association.
    C. General Alumni Programs:
    1. Congratulatory letters program
    2. Letters to next of kin of deceased alumni
    3. Compilation of personal data and consultation with editorial staff of Pitt magazine.
    II. Regional Programs
    A. Organization and operation of Alumni Chapters and their annual programs in 24 cities outside of Allegheny County.
    B. Training and staff work for organization and operation of Schools and Scholarship committees in 35 cities of 15 states.
    C. Organization of Student Committees in all high school areas.
    D. Organization and operation of alumni meetings in connection with away football games.
    III. Special Alumni Programs and Events:
    A. Fall Homecoming
    B. Christmas Party
    C. Training Seminars
    D. Continuing Education Seminars for alumni.
    E. Staff work for the organization of five-year interval class reunions for alumni of schools granting professional degrees and baccalaureate degrees.
    F. Annual Alumni Smorgasbord.
    G. A program for selecting an alumnus to represent the Chancellor at dedications, inaugurations and similar events at other institutions of higher learning, when the Chancellor or other top University officials are unable to attend personally.
    H. Alumni Sponsored International Tours. (March 16, 1964)
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1965
  • Alumni Critcized for…
    During a financial crisis, Dr. Litchfield criticized alumni and the community for not supporting the school financially, the trustees for failing to raise an appropriate endowment, and the press for not selling the plans and ideals of decade before.
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  • Annual Giving Fund C…
    Annual Giving Fund Campaign newsletter started.
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  • Annual giving fund t…
    "Alumni giving fund – taken out of hands of alumni in 1961" (Handwritten notes, October, 1965?)
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  • Thank you ad for don…
    "Thank you" to donors of the Annual Giving Fund.
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1966
  • Century Club gives $…
    Century Club gives $100 annually to giving fund but the Charter Council gives $1,000 per year. (January 24, 1966)
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  • Executive secretary …
    Fred Robie, Executive Secretary of the GAA, reported plans for four new programs: Alumni-Parents Committee, Alumni Inter-fraternity and Panhellenic Council, Legislative Committee, and Regional Chapters for Metropolitan Pittsburgh. (September 19, 1966)
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  • University Becomes S…
    The University became "state-related."
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1967
  • Interfraternity Comm…
    Inter-Fraternity Committee formed [?] The purpose was to encourage all fraternities to support the Alumni Association. Fraternity alumni would form a working committee. (January 23, 1967)
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  • Women's Fraternity C…
    Women’s Fraternity Committee formed as an alumnae committee. (January 23, 1967)
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1970
  • Draft Plan for Regio…
    Draft of “A Plan for a Regional Program for the Alumni of the University of Pittsburgh in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” (Pitt Ambassadors)
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  • Golden Panthers Form…
    New group formed – Pitt Golden Panthers – labeled as the umbrella "booster club"
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  • Alumnae observe 75th…
    The Alumnae Association held a luncheon to observe the 75th anniversary of the admission of the first women to the University.
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1971
  • Dr. Posvar Makes Cha…
    Dr. Posvar held a meeting with supporters including alumni, to determine the reasons for Pitt’s poor athletic appearances. He subsequently made changes including: withdrawing from the Big Four, new coaches, a new athletic director, new uniforms, new locker rooms, and formed the Golden Panthers. The Golden Panthers were to "provide outside financial support" for the athletic programs by soliciting money from alumni and other friends of the university.
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  • The PItt Volunteer N…
    A newsletter for the Annual Giving Fund, The Pitt Volunteer, begun.
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1972
  • Chancellor Posvar Be…
    Dr. Posvar began a large fundraising campaign and had to include details of why the University needed private funds despite receiving public money. This campaign was run parallel to the Annual Giving Fund of the GAA.
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  • More Regional Clubs …
    More plans to develop a regional program for alumni
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  • Pitt Band Alumni Cou…
    The Pitt Band Alumni Council is founded.
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1973
  • Growth of Annual Giv…
    Fund grows apace 1973-83Giving growth

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1974
  • Extended the School …
    Extended the School Alumni Association through Class Councils. New organization increased the number of alumni representing the schools from 176 to 2,611.
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  • Association establis…
    The Alumni council voted unanimously to establish class councils for each graduating class of the University’s sixteen schools. The councils would be comprised of three elected representatives for each school class, were intended to represent the class at each school alumni association meeting, help in the class reunion planning, serve as volunteers in various alumni activities, and facilitate communication among class members, the GAA, and the University administration.
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  • Alumni Giving Fund…
    Progress ReportThe Alumni Giving Fund Progress Report for 1974 and 1975

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1976
  • Johnny Majors Hired …
    Athletics Director, Casimir Myslinski, credits the support of the alumni for Pitt's ability to attract football coach, Johnny Majors.
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1977
  • Pitt Ambassador Prog…
    Pitt Ambassadors fully established.
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  • Taiwan and Korea Pit…
    International Pitt Clubs investigated and tentatively formed – Taiwan and Korea
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  • JS Piechowicz Memory…
    As opposed to CAS students who had time to play ultimate Frisbee, I didn’t have time (usually) for non-study activities. Main thing I miss is Pitt Stadium—Football will never be the same. And the parties after the wins.
    JS Piechowicz (ENGR '77, year of champions)
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1980
  • Kathryn Grande Memor…
    I was a student in physical therapy at the School of Health Related Professions and graduated in 1980. My roommate and I lived on South Bouquet Street and always dreaded the hike up Cardiac Hill to the building that housed SHRP. The building had the honor of having the Panther mascot painted on the side!! Another memory is peering through binoculars from SHRP at the Pittsburgh Steelers practicing on Pitt’s football field when the Pirates were still playing. Those were the days when Terry Bradshaw still had hair!!!
    Kathryn Grande (SHRS ’80)
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1983
  • General Alumni Assoc…
    GAA agreed to co-host the World Championship of Figure Skating with the Pittsburgh Figure Skating Club. The bid was lost to Cincinnati which had better rink facilities.
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  • Life insurance beque…
    The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs was recruiting gifts of life insurance from alumni. "Life insurance is an extremely versatile low-cost means of providing the University with a substantial gift. It permits the average donor to arrange a large gift by means of a modest annual outlay." The donors name would be engraved on a bronze plaque.
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1985
  • Association forms gr…
    The GAA formed two groups to plan bicentennial events. The first group was a planning committee of 12 that recommended projects and events for the celebration. The second group was a coordinating committee that had representatives from each of the 23 school alumni groups, regional clubs, and other constituents.
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1986
  • Pitt celebrates its …
    Bicentennial celebration began the week of October 19-25, 1986, Homecoming. This first round of events included the Convocation, the release of Robert Albert’s book about the University, and symposiums. The celebration continued the week of February 22-28, 1987 during Founder’s Day events which included another Convocation, the "Women at Pitt" exhibit, and more symposia. The final celebrations were held during the week of May 3, 1987 leading up to Commencement included symposia, open houses, and the 50th anniversary of the Heinz Chapel and Stephen Foster Memorial.
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  • Alumni are asked for…
    Robert C. Hickey, director of the Bicentennial Commission asked alumni for suggestions on how to celebrate the 200th anniversary.
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  • Pitt Magazine's sche…
    Includes an event schedule for the Bicentennial in September and October 1986.
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1987
  • Alumni stage "V…
    Alumni production of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf." It was the first alumni production in history and held to celebrate the University’s bicentennial.
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  • Alumnae Council awar…
    Alumnae Association awarded its first scholarship from the Bicentennial Scholarship Fund. It was to be presented to a junior woman who demonstrated excellence and leadership.
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1988
  • Name changed to Univ…
    Changed name to University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association
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  • Association creates …
    Developed the Pitt Alumni Network to create a national presence.
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  • Affinity credit card…
    Considered participating in an “affinity credit card” arrangement.
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  • Association Changes …
    General Alumni Association became the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association (UPAA).
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  • New by-laws approved…
    New By-laws were approved again. The organization changed its name to University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association on April 6.
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1990
  • First National Alumn…
    Held the first National Alumni Leadership Conference.Alumni leaders take part in a spirited game of Pitt alumni Jeopardy at the 1998 Alumni Leaders Conference

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  • Affinty Credit Card …
    Visa card available for Pitt alumni. A portion of the proceeds were used to establish a scholarship fund and support alumni programs.
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  • Pitt Club numbers gr…
    In 1987, there were three Pitt Clubs but by publication there were 35 more.
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  • Association Benchmar…
    Between 1990 and 1995, association staff grew from four full-time and one part-time staff members to nine full-time and two part-time staff members. During the same period, the number of constituent groups rose from 35 to 70, the amount of self-generated income rose from $40,000 to $601,900, and the amount of money in endowments rose from $0 to $100,000.
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1991
  • Lee Patouillet is na…
    Leland Patouillet named Executive Director of Alumni Relations. He replaced Kathy Uitvlugt.
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  • 70th Annual Lantern …
    The 70th Annual Lantern Night celebrated on August 28.
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  • Pitt affinity credit…
    Pitt Visa Card offered to alumni
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1992
  • African American Alu…
    African-American Alumni Council recognized.
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  • African American Alu…
    Pitt African-American Alumni Council began in 1991. They hosted the second annual Homecoming Breakfast Dance in 1992.
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  • Pitt Clubs establish…
    Established Pitt Clubs in the UK and Japan
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  • Association hosts Ch…
    Hosted the Installation Dinner for Chancellor O’Connor.
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  • Alumni Leadership Co…
    The Alumni Leadership Council is founded.
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1993
  • Alumni Endowed Schol…
    Established the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund
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  • First affinity credi…
    The VISA card affinity program awarded its first graduate scholarship, $5,000. Two freshmen scholarships of $2,500 were also awarded.
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1994
  • Dues program re-init…
    Dues program initiated
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  • More than 58,000 alu…
    In 1994, more than 58,000 alumni lived in Allegheny County.
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  • Alumni Weekend held …
    Alumni Week-end held at Bradford campus.
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  • Association dues pro…
    The dues program starts in June, 1994.
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  • Alumni gain borrowin…
    Library borrowing privileges were offered to the alumni for a $25 donation to the University Library System.
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  • Alfred Reed Hamilton…
    "Back in 1912, at the 125th anniversary celebration of the University, Alfred Reed Hamilton (1894), president of the General Alumni Association, addressed members. Describing what he felt the relationship of alumni to their university should be, Hamilton said: '[The Alumni Association’s] function is to bind this institution to the community by thousands of living, compelling ties; to help build its buildings; to win it friends; to supervise its competitive athletics, to keep them clean, and to teach the participants to strive with courage, to win with modesty and lose with good humor and good grace; and finally, to open the avenues of self-help to students who need help.
    Now, for all this work we need, more than anything else, recruits. The present body is small but reasonably active; therefore, we should not rest until we have lassoed the last available man. The fellow who has touched the magic walls of this old institution will find the old memories tugging at his heart strings if we but stir them. Set these chords vibrating and the truth comes home to him, hot in his conviction, that this university belongs to him and he to it.'"
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1995
  • First foray online…
    The Alumni Association online via Mosaic and a class project for an English class.
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  • First alumni members…
    The first Members’ Reception was held for 70 members before the Pitt-Syracuse basketball game. (Pitt lost by two points).
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  • Alumni Association B…
    From 1995 to 2000, the number of association staff rose from nine full time to two part time members. In the same peiod, the number of constituent organizations rose from 70 to 98, the self-generated income from $601,900 to $1,389,319, the number of endowments from two or three to 13, and the amount of money in endowment from $100,000 to $2,400,000.
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1996
  • Executive Committee …
    Added a seat on the Executive Committee for a rep from the Greek Alumni community
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1997
  • Chancellor Nordenber…
    Chancellor’s Tour. Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg held receptions in Harrisburg, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Erie, South Florida
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  • Alumni Hall construc…
    Alumni Hall construction plans and proposals
    • Blueprints
    • fabric samples
    • Proposal for Masonic Temple Adaptive Reuse by L.D. Astorino & Associates, Ltd., June 4, 1997
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  • Tony Dorsett Honored…
    (left to right) Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg is seen here with former Pitt Panther Tony Dorsett, alumni association President Andy Kuznewski, and association Executive Director Lee Patouillet.(left to right) Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg is seen here with former Pitt Panther Tony Dorsett, alumni association President Andy Kuznewski, and association Executive Director Lee Patouillet.

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1998
  • Alum David Rossi don…
    Pitt Alumnus, David Rossi, donated an opportunity for Pitt to place scientific experiments aboard the space shuttle on a mission scheduled for May 2000.
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  • Association joins wi…
    Alumni Association joined with KQV to promote the organization
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  • Banner Porgram insti…
    The Banner Program, a recognition program for constituent groups that meet criteria – ALN, communication, membership, fundraising, partnerships, programs, scholarships, and PART (Pitt Alumni Recruitment Team) begun.Members of the North Central Pennsylvania Pitt Club celebrate their banner award

    The Banner Program is established to give Pitt Clubs and Councils a framework to help them help the association achieve its mission.

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  • Strategic plan wins …
    The UPAA’s strategic plan won a Seal of Excellence Award from the Council of Alumni Association Executives.
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1999
  • University on the Ro…
    University on the Road held in 1999-2000 in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston.
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  • Pitt Alumni Online C…
    The Pitt Alumni Online Community was begun to connect and reconnect alumni, disseminate university news, and provide job and career networking.
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  • 25 Ways Pitt Has Cha…
    25 Ways Pitt has Changed the World.
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  • Pitt Stadium is Raze…
    Pitt Stadium is razed. The Panthers then play at Heinz Field.Last photo of Board of Directors at Pitt Stadium in 1999

    "Thrilled to capacity" Pitt Stadium is packed for the last game played there against Notre Dame.

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2000
  • Alumni Online Commun…
    Alumni Online Community launched on June 1. The site featured a directory, career center, email, shopping, and personal web pages. It was free to all Pitt alumni creating a place for them to network, advise, and support each other.
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  • Discovery Weekend la…
    Discovery Week-end held on October 27-28, 2000, launch of a fundraising campaign, used as a showcase of Pitt’s excellence
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  • New Alumni Center Op…
    The Alumni Association held an Open House for the new Alumni Center on April 8, 2000Alumni Center Open House

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  • Pitt Alumni Online C…
    Pitt Alumni Online Community launched on April 1, 2000.
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  • Alumni Center Dedica…
    Alumni Center Dedication event held on June 9, 2000Association President Cindi Roth toasts the opening of the Alumni Center

    Volunteers Mike Bryson and Sam Zacharias unveil plaque honoring Charter Life Members of the Pitt Alumni Association at the Alumni Center dedication.

    Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg speaks at Alumni Center dedication

    Pitt Dance Band plays at Alumni Center dediation

    Charter Life Members at the Alumni Center Gala in 2000

    Volunteers Mike Bryson and Sam Zacharias present a plaque naming the orginal 100 Charter Life Members of the Pitt Alumni Association.

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  • Online Community Lau…
    Online community with an alumni directory and yellow pages, etc. started.
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  • Alumni Association B…
    From 2000 to 2005, the staff went from 14 full-time and two part-time members to 17 full time and three part time. In the same period, constituent organizations rose from 98 to 108, self-generated income went from $1,389,319 to $1,268,900, the number of endowments rose from 13 to 25, and the amount in the endowments rose from $2,400,000 to $4,187,531.
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  • Discovery Weekend…
    This video features highlights of Discovery Weekend



    View Video


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2001
  • Alumni Web site host…
    Alumni web site hosted the streaming video of Chancellor Nordenberg’s State of the University speech.
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  • Association holds P…
    The Alumni Association held "Pitt Day in Pittsburgh" with a kick-off luncheon rally in Market Square, August 31, 2001
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  • Taste of Pittsburgh …
    University on the Road: Taste of Pittsburgh held in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, Boca Raton/Naples, Florida, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego
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  • Pitt Connection mont…
    The Pitt Connection newsletter started in July.
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  • Banner Luncheon…
    The Metro Pitt Club earns banner status for helping the association fulfill its mission.Proud volunteers work earn banner status for their club.

    2012 Banner Awardee Representatives

    The 2012 Banner Awards Luncheon is well attended

    Association President Jane Allred welcomes alumni to the 2012 Banner Awards Luncheon. Banner awards are given to Pitt Clubs and Councils that help the association achieve its mission

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2002
  • Alumni Attitude Surv…
    Alumni Attitude survey conducted
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  • Masonic Temple ranam…
    Masonic Hall renamed Alumni Hall on February 14, 2002.
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  • First Commencement a…
    Graduation on campus became possible due to the building of the "Pete."Many alumni association staff members volunteer each year to make Commencement a smooth event.

    Much planning goes into making each year's Commencement ceremony a success.

    Commencement, a joyful time, can get messy.

    Commencement excitement fills the Petersen events center each year.

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2004
  • Alumni Leadership Co…
    Alumni Leadership Council was established
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  • Affinity Insurance P…
    Launched the Home and Auto Insurance Program in February.
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2009
  • Michael Heater Memor…
    What I miss most about Pitt is exploring the city as my campus.
    Michael Heater (A&S '09)
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2012
  • Alumni Leadership Co…
    In accordance with the new Strategic Plan, the Alumni Leadership Council is dissolved.
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