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May 11, 2017

Photos: Chancellor’s Staff & Faculty Picnic

Pitt employees, ready for souvenir T-shirts and a meal in the sunshine, were lined up next to the Cathedral of Learning and crowding tables across Bigelow Boulevard by noon on May 3, as the chancellor’s third annual staff and faculty appreciation picnic kicked off.

The yearly event, announced Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, “is just to get together and have fun and really thank each of you for the work you do in making Pitt a great place.”

The afternoon also offered popcorn, ice cream treats, snow cones and cotton candy, as well as the chance to get a caricature or an airbrush tattoo, play cornhole on the William Pitt Union lawn or take a picture with coworkers against a Cathedral backdrop. Raffle prizes included everything from a free month of campus parking to a year’s membership in the University Club, alongside gift baskets, balls signed by the head coaches of the Pitt football and men’s and women’s basketball teams and tickets to home games in each of those sports.

The #PittPicnic photo contest continued this year and employees took to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram share their photos. Adam Causgrove, senior corporate relations associate with the Medical Health Sciences Foundation, won first place this year by posting a photo of last year’s picnic that got the most likes and retweets (143), earning a suite at an upcoming Pitt basketball game.

The College of Business Administration and Staff Association Council, both on Twitter, came in second and third, respectively.


Chancellor Gallagher with Pitt staff at picnic

Chancellor Gallagher paused for a moment of sun and posed with Veronica Dristas, Jessica Pickett and Elaine Linn, of the Global Studies Center.


Sheila Beasley at Chancellor's picnic

Sheila Beasley, outreach and communications director in School of Education’s Office of Child Development, has worked at Pitt for over 20 years. Before that, she earned her bachelor’s in business administration from the College of General Studies.


A University Center for International Studies crew eating lunch on sidewalk

A University Center for International Studies crew enjoys curbside seats. From left: Shashank Srivastava, of the Asian Studies Center, joins Steve Lund, Kate Bowersox, Lizz Schellin and Zach Kimes, of the European Studies Center.


John Guinane digs in to lunch

John Guinane, of the University Center for Teaching and Learning, digs in to lunch. Alex Neal of the Medical Health Sciences Foundation, and Greta Daniels of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, look on, from their Cathedral patio perch.


Caricaturist Clarence Butler inks a portrait of Chelsi Ausin

Caricaturist Clarence Butler inks a portrait of Chelsi Ausin, who works in the housing services department.


Roc gets in line with cheerleaders

Go Pitt! Roc falls in line with cheerleaders to lead “Sweet Caroline.”


Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement Kathy Humphrey

Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement Kathy Humphrey gets a temporary heart tattoo.


Marcie Johnson and Heather Lyke.

Marcie Johnson, manager of alumni and student programs, poses with Pitt’s new athletic director, Heather Lyke.

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