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March 20, 2014

Pitt Day in Harrisburg – in photos


Pitt staff, faculty, students and 3students busfriends arrive in Pennsylvania’s capital on the morning of March 18 for the annual Pitt Day in Harrisburg, where they met with legislators and their aides to advocate for increased Pitt funding.


Staff and faculty attending Pitt Day in Harrisburg gathered before 6:30 a.m. to board buses for the event, arriving in Harrisburg about 10:30 a.m.


Before starting their day, participants were armed with information packets to help them tell the Pitt story.


The day also included a career 7nordenbergworkshop for students interested in entering government service or politics, featuring, from left, Val Corbin Ketchen, senior government affairs representative with Highmark Health Services and president of the Pitt Alumni Association club in Harrisburg; Adam Pankake, representing Sen. Gene Yaw; Stephanie Latimore, attorney with the Legislative Reference Bureau, and Matt Franchak,suppowitz representing Sen. Mike Stack. All but Pankake are Pitt alumni.

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg was on hand to speak to the group at the reception that ended their day, as was Paul Supowitz, vice chancellor for community and governmental relations . Legislative visits, including a meeting with Allegheny County state Rep. Dan Frankel , lasted until 3 p.m.

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