Families Cheer As Students Graduate

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Families Cheer As Students Graduate

A capacity crowd at Soldiers and Sailors Hall cheered their sons and daughters, parents and friends as over 280 PTI graduates walked across the stage.

The summer graduation ceremonies featured a challenge to greatness  by Vice President of Education Eileen Steffan. 

Two students were selected for  special awards at the event.

Sean Gracy was honored as the J.R. McCartan Outstanding Student Award Winner
Katelyn Hare was honored with the Community Service Award

A number of students were selected for special honors. The Richard S. Caliguiri awards, the top academic awards of PTI, were presented by Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Mark Scott.

The winners of this prestigious award were:

  • Stephanie Rubino Stotts – Practical Nursing
  • Christina Beverly - Therapeutic Massage Practitioner
  • Natalie Offenberger Surgical Technology
  • Kate Rafas - Graphic Design
  • Sean Gracy - Multimedia Technologies
  • Joel Barbazzeni - Computer Aided Drafting
  • Matthew Poe  - Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Todd Dilla - Information Technology
  • Trevor Cicchinelli  -Computer Programming
  • Joshua Pennington - Business Administration
  • Avery Hanlin - Hospitality Management
  • Adam Moores - Criminal Justice

President Greg DeFeo conferred the degrees and the happy students tossed their mortarboards into the air.

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Offering career-focused education since 1946, Pittsburgh Technical Institute is a two-year college with a 180-acre campus in North Fayette, west of Pittsburgh. PTI offers degree and certificate programs in areas such as Building Technology, Business, Criminal Justice, Design, Healthcare, Nursing, and Information Technology.

PTI students can take advantage of online course offerings, on-campus residence halls, student activities, intramural programs and community service programs. PTI is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

PTI was recognized by its employees as one of the region´s Top Places to Work in a 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 study commissioned by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

For more information, call 1-800-784-9675, or visit http://www.pti.edu/.

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