Each year, The Pitt News selects a variety of people in the Pitt community to profile in its Silhouettes series. This year, the choices include two history professors, a poet, a leader in Pitt’s vaccination efforts and a custodian at the Petersen Events Center.
Melissa McGivney, a professor and associate dean for community partnerships at the School of Pharmacy, has been on the frontline of mobilizing COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Oakland and surrounding neighborhoods.
Lance Aiken Sr. has seen coaches and buildings come and go since he arrived at Pitt in 1993. He’s cleaned “just about every sport’s locker rooms” in his time here.
Alaina Roberts, an assistant professor of history, was the first person former student Sydney Massenberg turned to when she wanted to propose that Pitt add a mandatory Black studies course.
Dawn Lundy Martin, a poet, essayist and video artist, co-founded Pitt's Center for African American Poetry and Poetics
Lawrence Glasco, an associate professor of history, is know for his History of Black Pittsburgh classes.