In 1921, donors to Alumni Hall included over 2,700 alumni and students. The oldest donor was Thomas Bakewell Kerr (Class of 1867), and the largest individual contribution was made by Joseph C. Trees (Class of 1895).
In June 1997, there will be two vacancies for a four-year term on the University's Board of Trustees. These Alumni Trustee posts are currently occupied by Joan Smith, Engineering '58, and Albert T. Primo, Arts and Sciences '58, who have completed two consecutive terms and are not eligible for re-election. Using the following criteria, the Alumni Association invites you to nominate Alumni Trustee candidates.
Each person so nominated shall have been granted one or more academic degrees by Pitt. The Nomination Committee considers a nominee's attainments and abilities; devotion to the interests of the University; availability for attendance at meetings of the Board; and qualifications for the role of policy maker, ambassador for the University, and guardian of the University's material and educational welfare.
Mail the form below by Nov. 1 to Alumni Trustee Nominations, Pitt Alumni Association, 200 S. Craig Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Please sign the form and include a detailed statement of the nominee's qualifications and biography.
City______________________State___Zip Code ______
Phone number______University affiliation and year of degree(s)
On a separate sheet(s), please provide reasons for this person's nomination, including a detailed statement of the nominee's qualifications and biography.
Your name_________________________ _
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Although student records are incomplete before 1910, it is thought that the first black woman to attend the University arrived on campus near the turn of the century. Certainly, the first black woman to complete a bachelor's degree from Pitt was Jean Hamilton Walls, who graduated in 1910 and who, in 1938, returned to campus to become the first black woman to earn a PhD. To celebrate these early pioneers and to honor the many African-American women scholars who have followed them, a student-alumni networking breakfast was held recently at Pitt.
The event, "Building Bridges to Our Future," was sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh Black Faculty Forum, the African American Alumni Council of the Pitt Alumni Association, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student and Public Affairs.
Keynote speaker for the breakfast, which honored Gladys B. McNairy, was Pittsburgh Judge Cheryl Craig (Law '75), of the Juvenile Section of the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas. McNairy, the first elected black president of the Pittsburgh School Board and the first black female to sit on the University's Board of Trustees, is credited with opening many doors for blacks within the University community and has been a mentor and role model for young black women.
Ruthie King, vice president of the African American Alumni Council, invited students to use the council as a resource. For more information on the African American Alumni Council, contact Bernard Mack at (412)384-5580, or e-mail him at email@example.com