“University on the Road” Enjoys Southern Hospitality

Issue Date: 
November 25, 2013

Pitt people are everywhere, and University on the Road events ensure that the convivial Blue and Gold spirit is carried to cities and towns in the United States and abroad, too, with Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg offering an update on the University’s latest progress and achievements. On Nov. 1, the event series traveled to Atlanta’s Georgia Aquarium for a gathering of the Pitt family in the deep South.

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg (left) with Gregory and Jennifer Bossart. Alumnus Gregory Bossart —chief veterinary officer and senior vice president of Veterinary Services at the Georgia Aquarium—hosted the Chancellor along with Pitt Alumni Association leaders, members, and staff at the University on the Road reception.Alumnus Billy Knight (left)—legendary Pitt basketball player, former NBA star, and past executive vice president and general manager of the Atlanta Hawks—converses with Pitt Athletics Director Steve Pederson (center) and alumnus Adam Walker, a former Pitt Panther tailback who went on to play with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles.A large group of Pitt Band alumni members and friends joined fellow alumni Jack Anderson (second from right) and his wife, Peg, at the Atlanta reception. Anderson, who retired earlier this year, was the longtime Director of Bands at the University of Pittsburgh.