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Message from Jeff Gleim

jgleim1Homecoming ’08 was a spectacular affair, from the Pathway to Professions networking reception, to the new Welcome Back Reception in the Cathedral of Learning for all alumni, to Alumni Central before the Homecoming game.

At the Pathway to Professions reception on Thursday night, more than 300 alumni and students noshed and networked in Alumni Hall. Sharing information about their professions is a great way for alumni to give back to their alma mater. And you don’t have to be on campus to join them. The Pitt Career Network, our online career networking site, is available to alumni from Pittsburgh to Paris and beyond. Signing up for the network is easy and you can choose how much or little time you want to invest.

On Friday, we celebrated the 25 association constituent groups that received Banner Awards. The awards are given to groups that help advance the University by, for example, involving alumni in the Pitt Alumni Recruitment Team (PART). PART volunteers help Pitt continue to recruit the best and the brightest students. Alumni can also help the University by participating in the Alumni Legislative Network (ALN), a group of supporters who advocate for increased funding for Pitt and higher education in general.

Visit our Web site,, and investigate our volunteer opportunities. I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event.

Jeff Gleim

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations