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Q&A: Penny Semaia helps student-athletes attain success

Penny Semaia transitioned from a Pitt student-athlete to a Pitt employee and now helps students where he once was. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

Standing at 6 feet 5 inches, Penny Semaia can seem like a pretty intimidating figure. But once Semaia starts talking, any intimidation falls away. He makes you feel welcome from the moment you shake his hand and exudes friendliness. It’s an infectious positivity many in the Pitt community have beco...

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