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Alumni Connections, May 2010: Legislative Meeting in Harrisburg

On Monday, April 19, 2010, the IUP Alumni Association hosted a successful event at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor John Cavanaugh, IUP President Tony Atwater, and IUP alumni from across the Commonwealth gathered with legislative members from both the House and Senate and their staff members to discuss the advances at the university and promote support for IUP.

State and private funding sources are essential to build upon the levels of excellence that IUP has achieved and the impact the university has on the Commonwealth. Alumni can provide invaluable support in promoting funding opportunities that enhance the future for IUP and its students.

On behalf of the IUP Alumni Association, I wish to thank the members of the Government Relations Committee for their leadership and ongoing dedication to advancing the legislative efforts of the association. These dedicated alumni include:

Dave Reed ’00, Cochairperson
Member, House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Jim Wansacz ’94, Cochairperson
Member, House of Representatives
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Jean DePietress Allegrini ’88
Media Specialist
Legislative Communications Office
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Karen Kelly Deklinski ’79
Perfectly Pennsylvania
Middletown, Pennsylvania

John Ninosky ’93
Johnson Duffie
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

David Reddecliff ’82
Director, District Operations
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

To learn more about getting involved in alumni legislative advocacy or other volunteer opportunities, visit the Alumni Association.

In closing, there are several IUP alumni candidates involved in the May 18 Pennsylvania primary election. To learn more about the IUP alumni candidates, visit the Alumni in Government page. Best wishes to all candidates!


Mary Jo Lyttle ’86, M’89
Executive Director, IUP Alumni Association

  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • Breezedale Alumni Center
    880 School Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-7942
  • Fax: 724-357-7926
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