Winter 2019

Leading the Way

Updates from the Pitt Alumni Association.

Lisa GoldenQ&A with Lisa Golden

The Pitt Alumni Association (PAA) inaugurated its newest president, Lisa Golden (A&S ’93). An emergency medicine physician at UPMC Altoona, she has been a member of the PAA Board since 2006 and has a longstanding affinity for the University and its vibrant alumni community.

What are you passionate about?

My Pitt education has provided me so many professional and personal opportunities, which makes me passionate about giving back to my alma mater. I’m also very passionate about Pitt basketball!

What is your favorite Pitt tradition?

Dinner with 12 Panthers. Alumni host a meal for up to 12 students in their home or at a restaurant. I look forward every year to sharing a meal and getting to know the students.

Why did you want to serve in this role?

I’m grateful for the educational, professional, and personal opportunities that have grown from my time as a student at Pitt, and I’m eager to cultivate similar experiences for students and fellow alumni at all stages of their lives.

What do you hope to achieve during your tenure as PAA president?

To engage with and enrich the lives of Pitt alumni and students worldwide while supporting the advancement of the University. I also hope to reevaluate the PAA’s strategic plan to ensure we continue to grow our historically successful programming.

What do you want alumni to know about the PAA?

The PAA is here to immerse alumni in all that Pitt has to offer. We do that through a wide variety of multigenerational programs and activities that engage and enrich the lives of our alumni and students and, in turn, enhance the University.


This article appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Pitt Magazine.


Scrapbook: Coming Home

Homecoming weekend featured the Pitt African American Alumni Council Sankofa Awards Banquet. Pictured left to right: Trustee Douglas Browning (A&S ’72), Valerie Njie (EDUC ’71), Joseph McCormick (A&S ’69, ’73G, ’79G), Marlene C. Mahoney (A&S ’71), and Bernard Mack (A&S ’88).
At the 2018 Homecoming Welcome Back Reception, the photo booth was a popular spot for alumni to gather to capture the moment.



Scrapbook: Pitt Day in Harrisburg

Camille Burgess (CGS ’12) (left) and Victoria Ivock (UPJ ’17) reviewed materials on the steps of the Pennsylvania State Capitol building before speaking to lawmakers during the 2018 Pitt Day in Harrisburg. The annual day of advocacy connects legislators with Pitt alumni, faculty, staff, and students who share the many ways Pitt makes an impact.



Pitt Clubs: 33 Down, 18 to Go

With the addition of New Mexico, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma, there are now Pitt Alumni Clubs in 32 states plus the District of Columbia. Regional clubs allow alumni to network, stay connected with the University, and share in some fun. Join a club near you or start one of your own at