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Making a BIG impression There was no shortage of Gorillas at the Vatican when these loyal alumni showed their pride on the Our Lady of Lourdes Choir (Pittsburg, Kan.) pilgrimage to Rome in March 2010.

Pittsburg State University President Steven A. Scott Vice President for University Advancement J. Bradford Hodson Magazine Editorial Board Chairperson: Ron Womble Chris Kelly, BA ’94, MA ’09 Dr. Bruce Dallman Dr. Brenda Frieden, BS ’71, MS ’97 Eweleen Good, BS ’72, MS ’88 Dr. Brad Hodson, MBA ’93 Dr. Lynette Olson Matt Osterthun Melinda Roelfs Johnna Schremmer, BBA ’02, MBA ’03

Another growing Gorilla family It was a Gorilla family vacation to Hoover Dam in March 2010. Marlin Carson (BS ’78), his wife, Ellen (BSN ’78) their daughter, Lindsay Young (BBA ’05, MBA ’09), and husband, Aaron (BSET ’05), all made the trip to celebrate the marriage of Grant Carson (BST ’07) and Tosha (Gier) Carson. Tosha, a management major, is well on her way toward adding still one more PSU degree to the family.

The PittState Magazine is produced by the Office of Marketing and Communication Associate Vice President Chris Kelly Diane Hutchison Paulina O’Malley Cassie Mathes Malcolm Turner Carla Wehmeyer Ron Womble Sondra Wood Pitt State Magazine, the official magazine of Pittsburg State University, is published for alumni and friends of the university. Circulation: 55,000 Vol. 18 No. 2 Fall 2010 EDITOR:

Ron Womble


Cassie Mathes DESIGN

Diane Hutchison Paulina O’Malley PHOTOGRAPHY

Malcolm Turner Carla Wehmeyer

Proud to be teachers and alumni These Pittsburg third grade teachers, all PSU alumni, show their Gorilla pride at the Botanical Gardens at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in June. The teachers were attending a national workshop on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), a national strategy for school change and improvement. Left to right are Lori Wilkes (George Nettels Elementary), Kerstin Womble (Westside Elementary), Lacey O’Brien (Lakeside Elementary), and Amy Bartlow (George Nettels Elementary).

Gorillas at Disney World Mel Anderson (BSBA, MBA, MS, EdS) and sons Chris (BSBA ’99) and Matt (BS ’08) on spring break at Disney World – clearly loyal readers of the Pitt State Magazine.

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Pitt State Magazine - Fall 2010  

Pitt State Magazine - Fall 2010