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Happy New Year, Gorilla Family!
Jack Overman 1918-2018

The eternal cheerleader passed away. Jack H. Overman died on Saturday, Dec. 8, at age 100.

“Jack Overman represents everything that's good about Pittsburg State...his passion for Gorilla athletics, his commitment to individual students, and his enduring love for the institution. His impact on Pitt State has been evident over the past eight decades and will be felt for decades to come.”
-PSU President Steve Scott

Latest News at PSU

Long-Distance Musical Friendship

In a Brazilian town where some don’t have indoor plumbing, Arley Franca, a fireman and musician, talked his boss into allowing him to start an instrumental music program for children. Five thousand miles away at PSU, University Professor Craig Fuchs began using translated emails to forge a friendship with Franca and his transformational program.

Stahl earns fifth degree from PSU

When Tracy Stahl first started college at PSU as a bright-eyed, energetic freshman in 1985, she chose Marketing as her field of study. She was actively involved in campus in numerous organizations, earned honors, and had a positive experience. But it wasn’t what she was meant to do. 

Derek Holmes chosen for Distinguished Administrator Award

Pittsburg State University’s College of Education has chosen Derek Holmes, principal at Concordia Elementary School in Concordia, Kansas, for the Distinguished Service Administrator award. 

Marcia Base chosen for Distinguished Service Teacher Award

Pittsburg State University’s College of Education has chosen Marcia Base, special education teacher at Andover Middle School in Andover, Kansas, for the Distinguished Service Teacher award.

Upcoming Alumni Events
January 15
Lawrence Gorilla Gathering Dinner

January 23
Basketball Family Night

January 31
KC Gorilla Gathering Lunch

February 5
Miami, OK Gorilla Gathering Dinner

February 12
Bartlesville Gorilla Gathering Dinner

February 17
Alumni & Constituent Travel Show

February 21
Topeka Gorilla Gathering Dinner

February 26
Crawford Co. Gorilla Gathering Dinner

February 28
Tulsa Gorilla Gathering Dinner

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