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Scott Strobl

Engineering Technology Alumni

It's not uncommon for college students to begin their coursework with a broad idea of what they would one day like to do for a career, only to discover a niche they truly love and begin to follow a specific path.

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Dr. Kathleen Sandness

PSU Free Clinic

As a strong Pittsburg State University supporter, Dr. Kathleen Sandness (BA '83) was looking for a way to give back when she found something that benefited not only students, but area physicians and community members, as well.

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Roy Jensen

100th Speaker of PSU's annual Apple Day Convocation

Dr. Roy Jensen, director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, knows a few things about being good. Jensen is the first recipient of the William R. Jewell, M.D., Distinguished Kansas Masonic Professor in Cancer Research. He earned national attention for his cancer research at Vanderbilt and today he is leading the effort to gain National Cancer Institute designation for the KU Cancer Center.

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Jim Bishop

PSU Veterans Memorial

When speaking to the veterans and families gathered at PSU's Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11, alumnus Jim Bishop was not ashamed to admit that reflecting on his comrades lost in battle is an emotional subject.

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Leigh Murray

College of Business

While taking courses toward a marketing degree from PSU, alumna Leigh Murray took away plenty of advice from visiting entrepreneurs who spoke about how to start and maintain a successful business.

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Garret Davis

Growing up near the cornfields of Granby, Mo., PSU alum Garret Davis expected that his time in college would point him toward a traditional career in which he would know exactly what each day would bring.

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Homecoming 2010

As the Pittsburg State University community celebrates Homecoming 2010 the week of Oct. 11-16, a long list of activities have been planned to get every Gorilla involved.

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The Campaign for Pittsburg State University

There were fireworks over PSU at this year's President Society dinner, where more than 200 university supporters gathered on Sept. 11 to celebrate the successful completion of the university's 10-year, $120-million fundraising effort, "The Campaign for Pittsburg State University"

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PSU Gorilla Gatherings

With full-time jobs and the recent addition of their new baby Rhett, PSU alums Andy and Kelli Perigo certainly have busy lives. But this family still looks forward to PSU's Gorilla Gatherings, which give alums like the Perigos a chance to hear valuable updates about the university and keep in touch with fellow graduates.

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Samantha Reinecke

Samantha Reinecke, an English teacher in her hometown of Chanute, was named Mrs. Kansas during the statewide competition in April.

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