Light up the Quad returns for Alumni and Family Weekend

                Pitt-Bradford will celebrate its annual Alumni and Family Weekend Sept. 29-Oct. 1.


                Community members are invited to campus for a variety of events, including the Executive Speaker Series Networking Luncheon, Light up the Quad, and alumni athletic events.


                On Saturday, campus will come to downtown Bradford for the annual Pumpkin Fest and student club and organization showcase.


                Events begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday with the Executive Speaker Series in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons.


                Brandolon Barnett '07 will be the speaker. He is a director with Global Impact with experience in several major non-governmental organizations. He is a respected speaker on topics related to diversity in philanthropy, impact measurement and investing, giving trends and more.


                Cost of the luncheon is $10. Advanced reservations are required and may be made by visiting or by calling the Pitt-Bradford Office of Institutional Advancement at (814)362-5091.


                Later that evening, join students, families, alumni, faculty and staff for Light up the Quad from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Quadrangle. Enjoy a popcorn bar, music, mocktails, beer and wine with proof of age. The event is free, but advanced reservations are requested by contacting Institutional Advancement.


                Saturday begins on campus with town hall and faculty meet and greet featuring Dr. Livingston Alexander, president, who has announced he will retire in June 2018. The meet and greet will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Frame-Westerberg Commons.


                Also at 11 a.m., the women's alumni basketball game kicks off in the KOA Arena, while the alumni swim meet starts in the Paul C. Duke Aquatic Center. The popular Friends of Hanley Library book sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of Hanley Library.


                At noon, the men's alumni basketball game begins in the KOA Arena, and Pumpkin Fest starts in downtown Bradford, featuring pumpkin-themed children's events, games, hayrides and vendors. Pitt-Bradford students take over Veterans Square from noon to 4 p.m. with children's games. Performances by students and live bands will occur throughout the day.


                Meanwhile at the Kessel Athletic Complex, alumni baseball and softball games begin at 1 p.m.


                At 5:30 p.m., the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association will hold its annual awards dinner along with the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction in the Mukaiyama University Room.


                This year's Hall of Fame inductees are Jackie Podrasky-McFadden '11, volleyball, Darlene Walker O'Connell '80, bowling, and Jennifer Lewke-Tortola '05, volleyball.


                The alumni association will present Tim Ziaukas with its annual Teaching Excellence Award and honor Terri DePalma Leven '69-'71 with its Distinguished Volunteer Award.


                The dinner is $25 per person. Children age 6-12 are $12, and those 5 and under are free. For reservations, contact Institutional Advancement.