Alumni

Pitt alumnus Chris Taylor in plaid shirt, using a pastry bag to finish work on a peanut butter checkerboard pie

Eyes on the Pies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention epidemiologist and Pitt Graduate School of Public Health alumnus Chris Taylor baked his way to first place — and a book deal — after taking his hobby to the next level.
Pitt alumnus Jeremy M. Raymer in a PIttsburgh Pirates shirt standing in front of a mural he painted of Pirates baseball player Roberto Clemente

Combining Art and Engineering Skills, Pitt Alumnus Creates Career as a Muralist

A mural of the late baseball legend Roberto Clemente greets drivers on Interstate 279 thanks to Jeremy M. Raymer, a Pitt engineering alumnus whose studio art courses at the University led to a new career as an artist. Clemente died in a 1972 plane crash while assisting with the delivery of emergency supplies following an earthquake in NIcaragua. He would have been 85 this Sunday, Aug. 18.
Carl Setzer and Liu Fang

An Idea, Leap of Faith Lead to Brewing Success

Carl Setzer (GSPIA ’07) opened Beijing's first craft brewery with his wife Liu Fang. Now, their business is at the forefront of China's growing craft-brewing scene.
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Alumna Finds ‘Something in the Air’

As a scientist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Mining Program, Lauren Chubb (A&S ’10, GSPH ’13, ’16) has developed on-the-spot air analysis software to help keep miners safe.

Pitt Commemorates Law School Alumnus Who Authored First Draft of the GI Bill

Harry Colmery (LAW 1916) wrote the first draft of the GI Bill by hand, using up seven pens’ worth of ink. To celebrate the bill’s 75th anniversary, the dean of Pitt Law and the new director of the Office of Veterans Services visited Colmery’s niece to talk about his legacy — and give the family a gift.
two hands holding a bar of soap over a sink

CNN ‘Hero’ Raises the Bar on Social Entrepreneurship

In less than five years, Samir Lakhani (A&S ’15) has kept hundreds of tons of soap out of landfills and created jobs for disadvantaged women, all while saving lives. Now, this young social entrepreneur wants to do even more: Help 2.5 million people by the end of 2020.
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Pitt Alumnae Share the Gift of Life

Tracy Floyd (NURS ’91) and Carla Jackson (CGS ’91) weren’t close friends when they attended Pitt, but a life-changing illness brought them together in 2015. April is National Donate Life Month, and these two alumnae celebrate it in a special way.
Emily Monroe with a young boy reading a book in front of a bookcase

Nonprofit Founded by Pitt Alumna Helps Working Moms in Honduras

Many women working in Copán Ruinas can't afford childcare, forcing them to leave their children alone or in overcrowded, underfunded orphanages. The team at Casita Copán, a nonprofit founded by Emily Monroe, has created a better option.
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U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Credits Pitt Education for Broad Worldview

Dereck Hogan (A&S ’95) was recently appointed U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Moldova and he says a political philosophy class at Pitt sent him on his path. Interested in foreign service? Other Pitt alumni who have served offer advice.
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Researchers Use Data, Innovative County Partnerships to Tackle Opioid Overdoses

As the nation grapples with the deadly opioid crisis, Pitt’s Pennsylvania Opioid Overdose Reduction Technical Assistance Center, housed in the School of Pharmacy, is taking a fresh approach to saving lives.