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Valerie Njie, president of the Pitt Alumni Association, at Friday mornings Board of Trustees meeting.

Alumni Association president updates Board of Trustees on past year’s work

By Natalie Frank and Jon Moss September 24, 2021
The Pitt Alumni Association is working hard to connect alumni with each other and current students, according to President Valerie Njie.
The Pitt Alumni Association will hold a variety of in-person and online events for Homecoming this year.

‘Feels like home’: Pitt hosts first in-person homecoming since 2019

By Alexandra Ross, For The Pitt News September 21, 2021
Pitt has not held in-person events for Homecoming Week in nearly two years, but the festivities are back in full swing this week — well, almost full swing.
Pitt honors alumni through prestigious awards

Pitt honors alumni through prestigious awards

By Millicent Watt, For The Pitt News October 20, 2020
One of the major events of homecoming is honoring Pitt alumni and recognizing their dedication to the University and the Pitt community. This is done through five different honors — the Roc Spirit Award, the Ivan and Mary Novick Award for Young Alumni Leadership, the Bill Baierl Distinguished Alumni Service Award, the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award and being named a Distinguished Alumni Fellow.
Pitt alumnus Ferdinand Metz currently serves as the president of the Culinary Institute of America.

Q&A: Alumni Association award winner Ferdinand Metz on America’s culinary landscape

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer October 20, 2020
This homecoming week, the Alumni Association is recognizing Metz for his combination of experience and education. Since graduating from Pitt, Metz has built a career that incorporates his business education with his passion for food.
Valerie Njie, the president of the Pitt Alumni Association, spoke at Friday mornings board of trustees meeting.

Board approves new trustees, revised bylaws

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss September 25, 2020
Pitt’s Board of Trustees approved several measures at its Friday morning meeting, including five new emeritus trustees and amendments to the University bylaws.
Dana Thompson Dorsey and Sherdina Harper moderated the Juneteenth panel featuring Pitt students, staff and alumni.

‘The time is now’: Faculty and students discuss race, community at Juneteenth panel

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor June 21, 2020
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Equipoise hosted Friday afternoon’s "Juneteenth: A Prelude to True Social Justice and Equity at Pitt" panel.

99 years proud: Annual tradition glows at Lantern Night

By Benjamin Nigrosh, For The Pitt News August 25, 2019
As Linda Wharton Boyd looked out over a sea of first-year female Pitt students on Sunday night, she asked each attendee to look to the person to their left and the person to their right and repeat a three-word phrase.
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