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The mission of the Cathy and John Pelusi Family Life Skills Program is to prepare student-athletes for success while in college and for life after college.

The Program commitment areas include:

1.) Academic Achievement
2.) Athletic Excellence
3.) Career Development and Graduate School Preparation
4.) Community Service
5.) Financial Education
6.) Health and Well-Being
7.) Leadership Development
8.) Personal Development

The Cathy and John Pelusi Family Life Skills Program acknowledges several individuals for their leadership and service to not only the University of Pittsburgh, but also their devotion to their families and communities. Gifts will be made in the following names:

- Chancellor Mark Nordenberg and Dr. Nikki Nordenberg - Life Skills
- John and JeanAnne Pelusi, Sr. - Family Leadership
- John C. Pelusi, Jr. - Financial Planning
- Jamie C. Pelusi - Community Involvement
- Jacquie C. Pelusi - Community Involvement
- Jodie C. Pelusi - Community Involvement
- Francis and Charles L. ("Corky") Cost - Community Leadership
- Rita and Sam Sciullo - Mentoring
- Mary Lynn and John T. Majors - Football Life Skills
- Jacqueline and Jamie Dixon - Basketball Life Skills
- 1976 Football National Championship - Excellence Fund

"The people that work in the Pitt Life Skills program are the most caring, involved, knowledgeable, and approachable people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. They create and run amazing programs that not only better you as a student-athlete but better you as a person and help put you on a path for a great future. They are truly passionate about what they do." - Carly Thea, Softball

"Pitt Life Skills has helped me tremendously. I wasn't expecting there to be a program like this when I came to Pitt, but the resources it provides have helped prepare me for all aspects of life after college. From financial education, to professional networking, and personal development, Pitt Life Skills prepares every student-athlete that embraces what it has to offer. I would not be where I am today without the outstanding people involved in the Life Skills department." - JR Leonardi, Baseball

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