Oct. 15, 2012
PITTSBURGH - On the eve of the 2012 University of Pittsburgh Homecoming celebration, The Cathy and John Pelusi Life Skills Program hosted the first-annual Legacy Night at the University Club on lower campus. The event united former Pitt greats with over 60 current student-athletes with the purpose to network, form and build new relationships and share life and career experiences.
The evening events included a reception and a question and answer session posed by Pitt Life Skills Coordinator Lisa Auld. A select group of panelists which included Alisa Collins (gymnastics), Jason Matthews and Joe David ( basketball), Roman Matusz (football), and Allison Brown (track) provided valuable advice and insight on preparing for success at the next level.
"Legacy Night was a tremendous experience for our current student-athletes and our alumni. This was an opportunity for our student-athletes to expand their network, but more importantly learn about life transitions professionally and socially," said Charles Small, former Pitt basketball player and current Academic Advisor in the university's athletic department. "It was encouraging to see our current student-athletes take the initiative to attend and be engaged at the event. In addition, it was great to see former student-athlete alumni offer wisdom and knowledge that has made them extremely successful."
The Pitt student-athletes who attended the inaugural event were enthusiastic about meeting former athletes and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with the alumni.