The PGSS Campaign Board Officers, Executive Director and Director of PGSS met with Team PA for a discussion of the sustainability of PGSS into the future. We again thank Team PA for their support in making PGSS 2015 a reality.
"The PGSS Chicago reunion was super fun! We were a smaller crowd than anticipated, but the conversation was lively and stimulating. It was actually super refreshing to be around govie "geeks" again...I realized how much I have missed it! I think that Chicago reunions have a great future ahead of them."
-- Nancy Paul (PGSS 2007)
With only a week's advance notice, turn-out for the first-ever Chicago reunion was small but enthusiasm was plentiful. Thanks to Joanna Zarach (PGSS 1993) and Nancy Paul Hupin (PGSS 2007) for making arrangements and for our ever-positive and dedicated president of our board David Reiley for attending and catching alumni up on what PGSS Campaign is doing to sustain PGSS into the future. Next time, we promise more time to plan ahead. Let us know if you are have moved to the Chicago area since the last update.
Thank you so much to Beverly Jogan (PGSS 1997), Keith Mathers (PGSS 1997) for hosting the Philadelphia reunion in their home Sunday and to Betsy Krichten Lopez (PGSS 1997) for providing the food. See Beverly's post--govies from 1983 to 2006 gathered together for a great afternoon. Recognize anyone?
Thanks to Melanie Rupert (PGSS 1993), Jen Slaw (PGSS 1995), Nick Vidnovic (PGSS 2002) and Haoqian Chen (PGSS 2003) for hosting the first-ever New York City PGSS reunion. Thanks to our board president David Reiley for arriving from California in time to meet with everyone.
PGSS New York Reunion -- the first!
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
What: PGSS Alumni, TA's, Faculty and Guests
Location: Paul Hastings, LLP
75 East 55th Street, NYC
Hosts: Melanie Rupert (PGSS 1993), Jen Slaw (PGSS 1995), Nick Vidnovic (PGSS 2002) and Haoqian Chen (PGSS 2003)
Please join fellow PGSS Alumni for discussion, snacks and friendship at the first-ever PGSS New York Reunion. David Reiley (PGSS 1986 and president of PGSS Campaign Board) will be in NY and will give a brief talk about the future of PGSS at 6:30 p.m.
Please RSVP by October 18 by clicking here.
If you have questions, please contact Jen Slaw at email@example.com or Nick Vidnovic at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you on October 23!
Thank you to Nate Pallo (PGSS 2005) for hosting a Boston reunion BBQ for about 20 PGSS alums.
Fantastic news for PGSS 2015! Thank you TeamPA for recognizing the importance of PGSS and making it possible for us to run PGSS again next year. Thank you to the Department of Education and to the Governor for securing this funding.
Congratulations to Michael Bechich (North Allegheny) Ben Catalano (Greensburg Central Catholic), and Derek Wang (North Allegheny), all PGSS 2013 alums, who won first, second and third place in the SACP College Chemistry scholarships!
Saturday, April 19th, a group of about ten PGSS alums from 1986 through 2008 met up at the Frye Museum in Seattle. Many hadn't met and got to know each other - even those who just met found they had friends or acquaintances in common. Discussion topics ranged from economics research, symmetry in mathematics, and social computing to painting the fence, mattress jousting, and how long it took to fall asleep on the car ride home with our parents from PGSS. We hope to organize another reunion soon and continue to build attendance. Thanks to Rehana Rodriguez for organizing and to Heather Garbes for the photo!
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