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Pitt staff member featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” helps single mothers in need

Ray Nell Jones was featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last Thursday, where she and her family received a Hyundai SantaFe in appreciation for her nonprofit work.
May 12, 2020

For most people, a lunch break at work is a time to relax, but Ray Nell Jones, an administrative assistant in Pitt’s Office of Student Life, spends many of those breaks diligently cutting out coupons. These...

Conner Stronger: Running back beats cancer

James Conner greets the crowd at the Blue/Gold game.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor
May 24, 2016

Six months ago, Stanley Marks received a call from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Western Pennsylvania about inviting a star guest speaker to its annual Light the Night Walk kickoff breakfast. The...

James Conner visits Ellen DeGeneres Show

James Conner talks to Ellen about battling Hodgkin's lymphoma to get back on the field. Courtesy of EllenTube
April 21, 2016

Pitt running back James Conner made a guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday afternoon. During his eight-minute segment, Conner spoke about what it’s been like to play football while...

Ellen Degeneres puts a human touch on the Oscars

Ellen Degeneres puts a human touch on the Oscars
March 5, 2014

Expectations for Ellen DeGeneres as the host of last Sunday’s Academy Awards were high enough even before the event began. Of course, after Seth MacFarlane’s jokes about overweight celebrities, domestic...

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