William Pitt Union Manager Chergi Wins Leadership Award

Issue Date: 
January 16, 2007

Christine A. Chergi, manager of the University’s William Pitt Union, won the 2006 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region 4 Service Award for outstanding service and leadership.

The award was presented at the ACUI Region 4 Conference, held at Morgan State University in November.

“Chris has provided ACUI Region 4 with continuous outstanding leadership and enthusiasm for our work with college students,” said Kyle Carter, campus coordinator at the University of Maryland’s student union and an ACUI representative.

Chergi, who has worked at Pitt for 34 years, helped to lead the conversion of what was originally the Schenley Hotel to a full-service student union. Union tenants include arts organizations; sports teams; ethnic and cultural alliances; fraternity and sorority offices; Pitt student radio, television, yearbook, and newspaper offices; and the Division of Student Affairs.

A Churchill, Pa., native, Chergi oversees a staff of six full-time employees, two graduate assistants, and more than 25 student assistants.