A record crowd of more than 5,000 Pitt employees jammed Bigelow Boulevard on May 2, 2018, for Chancellor Patrick Gallagher’s fourth annual Staff and Faculty Appreciation Picnic.
Picnic-goers enjoyed ice cream, cotton candy and nacho stations and lots of picnic fare for lunch. While Pitt panther mascot Roc, cheerleaders and the dance team got the crowd into the spirit of the day, attendees lined up for T-shirts and carnival games, caricatures and a photo booth.
“It’s been an amazing year,” said Chancellor Gallagher as he greeted the crowd on what seemed to be the first bright day of spring. “And all of it is because of the amazing community working together.”