University of Pittsburgh
November 7, 2007

Pitt Alumni Association 2007 Club/Council of the Year Banner Awardees Announced

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh's Alumni Association awarded the Pitt Club of Chicago the 2007 Club/Council of the Year award-the top award given to the banner status applicants. Along with this award, the alumni association also announced the blue and gold banner awards to various Pitt alumni organizations.

Established in 1998, the Banner Program recognizes Pitt alumni clubs, councils, societies, and regional associations that participate in communications, fundraising, student recruitment, programs, and scholarships, among other activities that support the mission of the alumni association. Criteria for the award includes the completion of annual requirements and one activity in each of the following categories: financial strength, communications, student involvement, and partnerships.

The Association's Banner awardees for 2007 are as follows:

Blue Banner Status

Boston Area Pitt Club

College of General Studies Alumni Society

Metro Pittsburgh Pitt Club

New York City Pitt Club

South Florida Pitt Club

Gold Banner Status

African American Alumni Council

Chesapeake & Potomac Pitt Club

Pitt Club of Chicago

Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton Pitt Club

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Alumni Society

Graduate School of Public Health Alumni Society

Greater Philadelphia Pitt Club

New Jersey Pitt Alumni Club

Pitt Band Alumni Council

Pitt Bradford Alumni Association

School of Dental Medicine Alumni Society

School of Education Alumni Society

School of Engineering Alumni Society

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Alumni Society

School of Information Science Alumni Society

School of Medicine Alumni Society

School of Nursing Alumni Society

School of Pharmacy Alumni Society

School of Social Work Alumni Society

The Pitt Alumni Association works to provide a mutually beneficial relationship among the University, its alumni, and its current and future students. It is the voice of more than 200,000 alumni worldwide.