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About Terry Serafini
Thank you, IUP family!Led by Terry Serafini ’61, more than a thousand members of the IUP community came together to provide resources to enable IUP students imagine unlimited possibilities during the Imagine Unlimited Giving Challenge. We'll be posting final results soon!
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There's $15,000 up for grabs! Mr. Serafini will match your gift to any fund TWO TO ONE! This is a huge opportunity to really increase your impact! Hurry-these funds won't last long!
It's a race to 100! Show your pride and help your college to be the first to reach 100 donors. If your college wins, $150 will be added to your gift by Mr. Serafini! Find your passion and give to any fund. Encourage your classmates to join you!
If 100 freshman, 100 sophomores, 100 juniors, and 100 seniors lend their support to any fund today, $10,000 will be given to the new Grant Street Park Project. Imagine the unlimited possibilities!
The fund receiving the highest number of gifts today from faculty, staff, parents, or friends will receive an additional $5,000.
Your investment in scholarship and program funds enables our students to become tomorrow's leaders.
Justin D., Freshman, finance major
I have always had a strong skill set in math. Numbers just click for me, and I really enjoy problem solving. As a finance major, I am learning from faculty experts and my peers about how I can put my skills to work for the world. As a financial analyst, I look forward to helping others plan for a bright future. Thanks to IUP, I will take great pride in helping to ensure others are well prepared.
Give for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology
Crystal G, Middle-level education major, science concentration
Growing up, I was always the kid who asked a lot of questions. I’m studying to become a middle-level education science teacher. I want to inspire students today to ask their own questions, and more important, to know how to find the answers. IUP faculty members are imparting their knowledge of best practices in instruction for the 21st century learner in me. Together, we will educate the next generation. It is an awesome responsibility for us all.
Give for the College of Education and Communications
Sniya J., Senior, theater and dance major
I discovered my life’s passion in IUP’s theater department. Through performance and coursework, I have learned who I am, and who I want to be. My faculty mentors have given me the skills and confidence to know that my potential in this world is unlimited. I love what I do, and I have IUP to thank.
Give for the College of Fine Arts
Akinola O., Sports administration major
At IUP, I have found the ability to combine my passion for sports with a new found business savvy to pursue a meaningful career in the growing sports industry. Faculty mentors and coaches have given me the skills and confidence to know that my potential in this world is unlimited. I have been given a chance here, and with the help of the IUP community, I have overcome real obstacles. I can’t wait to pay it forward to our next generation.
Give for the College of Health and Human Services
Amber W., English major
Literature has always been important to me, and through IUP’s English Department, I have the opportunity to make it my life’s work. My faculty mentors have given me the skills and confidence to know that my potential in this world is unlimited. They are family to me, and they have encouraged me when I needed it most. English offers a chance for escape, and even more important, a chance to learn. My ultimate goal is to become an English professor, so that I can educate the next generation.
Give for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Heather F., Junior, geology major
I have always had an interest in the study of the earth and how it will affect our future. With finite resources, we must take care of what we have to preserve life for generations to come. As a geology major, I am privileged to work one on one with faculty members to conduct field research and analysis. Doing so as an undergraduate student is uncommon at most universities. IUP is special, and because of what I’m learning here, I can change our world.
Give for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Being a student-athlete at IUP is about more than competition. These students hold strong GPAs, act as leaders in campus-wide projects and programs, and serve the local community through volunteer work, too.
To support Athletics, Choose Your Giving Challenge above and make an investment in your favorite team or teams to provide coaches with essential scholarship dollars, funds that allow for travel to play the best competition, and resources for the best equipment.
Current students are invited to invest in the transformation of Grant Street. If 100 freshman, 100 sophomores, 100 juniors, and 100 seniors support the Grant Street Park, Terry Serafini will give $10,000 towards enhancing the space. Imagine the unlimited possibilities!
All IUP students are invited to Make Your Mark for future generations of students by supporting the Grant Street Park Project, designed to create a unique outdoor space for students to study and relax. The first phase of the project, pictured above, will begin soon.
Find your class year and give below! Not sure how much to give? We suggest $5 for freshmen, $10 for sophomores, $15 for juniors, and $20.17/$20.18 for *seniors. Give more, give less. Just GIVE!
*Senior gifts of $20.17 or $20.18 will also earn philanthropy cords to wear at graduation.
Mr. Serafini was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania and is a 1961 graduate of IUP, having earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education. While at IUP, he served as student government president and was active in many university organizations.
After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, Mr. Serafini began his business career in 1964 as a computer systems marketing representative for the IBM Corporation. Six years later, he became a partner and co-owner of Computerpeople, Inc. During his 27 years of association, Computerpeople grew to employ over 1,300 computer professionals. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, his company also maintained offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Sacramento, and Portland, providing systems expertise in all disciplines to major corporations throughout the United States. Terry sold his interest in 1997.
Terry also cofounded Compucom, Inc., a digital imaging and microfilm solutions company located in Pittsburgh. He is a current board member.
Terry and his wife, Janet, reside in the Pittsburgh area. They have two sons and three grandchildren.
Using #ImagineUnlimited on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, share why you give to IUP. Four donors will be selected to direct $500 to the fund of their choosing!
10:00 a.m. @TDellafiora
1:00 p.m. Kirsten Schlorff
2:00 p.m. @Mr_Greene218
8:00 p.m. @jzeanchock
Make your gift and retweet a challenge message made by @IUPedu to have $500 directed to the fund of your choosing!
11:00 a.m. @kymacdonald
11:00 p.m. @DevynDuffy
Make your gift and like a challenge post made on IUP’s Instagram page and $500 will be directed to the fund of your choosing!
4:00 p.m. @katieleeteee
6:00 p.m. @carolgbarnett
Make your gift and share a challenge post made on IUP’s Facebook page and $500 will be directed to the fund of your choosing!
8:00 p.m. Brynne Hamm
9:00 p.m. Sara Lawer