Generalovich, Armanios, Quider to Speak at Feb. 23 Board of Trustees Meeting

Issue Date: 
February 19, 2007

University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association President Brian Generalovich (CAS ’66, DEN ’68) and Pitt seniors Daniel E. Armanios, 2007 Rhodes Scholar, and Anna Quider, 2007 Marshall Scholar, will speak at the University’s Board of Trustees meeting, to be held at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 23 in the William Pitt Union Assembly Room.

A dentist in Hermitage, Pa., Generalovich will present a state of the Alumni Association address to Pitt’s trustees, highlighting some of the association’s recent initiatives and setting the stage for an increased level of alumni support for Pitt and its students and alumni. A Pitt Alumni Association 2000 Volunteer of the Year, Generalovich also served as president-elect, treasurer, and vice president of the association, as well as director emeritus of its board of directors.

Generalovich attended Pitt on an athletic scholarship and played basketball from 1961 to 1964 and football in 1964, lettering in that sport. Drafted by the New York Knicks, the Boston Patriots, and the Pittsburgh Steelers after earning the Bachelor of Science degree, Generalovich passed up these opportunities to attend Pitt’s School of Dental Medicine.

While in dental school in 1965-66, he played in the Eastern Professional Basketball League. He was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame’s Western Chapter in 1986 and the Mercer County Hall of Fame in 1996 and serves on the latter’s board of directors. Generalovich also was chair of the building committee for the Pitt Alumni Center Project and received the Varsity Letterman of Distinction Award in 1993. In addition, he is a member of the Rocky Mountain Orthodontics Dentist Athletic Hall of Fame.

In remarks to the board, Armanios and Quider, Pitt Honors College students, will discuss why they chose the University, their experiences at Pitt, and how Pitt’s faculty and staff supported their achievements.

Quider is majoring in physics and astronomy, the history and philosophy of science, and religious studies in Pitt’s School of Arts and Sciences, in addition to her affiliation with the Honors College. She also serves as the editor-in-chief of the Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, a national journal published by the University Honors College.

Quider works on quasars with Pitt Professor David Turnshek and Sandhya Rao, a research assistant professor, both with the Quasar Research Group in Pitt’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. With the Marshall Scholarship, Quider plans to do graduate work in astrophysics at the University of Cambridge in England. She hopes her research will lead to a better understanding of how gases form into galaxies and how galaxies structure the universe.