Pitt-Bradford will hold a panel discussion at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6, featuring longtime and former employees telling stories from
the college’s early years.
The discussion will take place in
the KOA Speer Electronics Lobby of Blaisdell Hall. Panelists include JeffArmstrong, Margaret Bryner, Dr. K. James Evans, Ray McMahon, and Dr. MichaelStuckart. Refreshments will be ’60s-authentic Bundt cake. Attendees will
receive small 50th anniversary gifts. The event, which is free and
open to the public, is part of the university’s ongoing 50th
Armstrong is the longest-serving
member of Pitt-Bradford’s staff. He began working at Pitt-Bradford while in
high school and worked personally for then-president Dr. Donald Swarts in his
home. Today he is a maintenance worker III in the university’s facilities
Bryner was the dean of women from
1970 until 1972, during a time when the dean still lived with the students in
Emery Hall, a converted hotel downtown, and oversaw the co-eds’ move to the
first apartments built on the current campus. In addition to supervising the
young ladies, Bryner roused them to teach 7 a.m. physical education classes at
the Bradford Family YMCA.
Evans has been dean of student
affairs since 1976 and is widely believed to remember the name of every student
he’s ever met. He has been involved in the growth and development of
Pitt-Bradford for more than 35 years, including the major milestones of the
college’s transformation into a four-year college in 1979 and its move into
NCAA Division III athletics in the 1990s.
McMahon was a member of the early
teaching faculty in the 1960s who came to Bradford to teach geography, then
went on to become the director of the city’s Office of Economic and Community
Stuckart began teaching at
Pitt-Bradford in 1977, and has also coached soccer, led student expeditions
abroad, served as associate dean, traveled with the baseball team for spring
break and served as advisor to the fraternity Phi Kappa Epsilon.
The discussion is sponsored by the
Pitt-Bradford Staff Association and will be moderated by Kimberly Marcott
Weinberg, assistant director of communications and marketing. Audience members
will be invited to ask questions and participate.
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