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.
"We like to be informed about what's happening at PSU and stay connected," said Andy, a 2001 business graduate and vice president for Commerce Bank in Joplin. Kelli, a biology graduate, works for Freeman Health System. The couple live in Neosho, Mo., but don't mind traveling to Joplin to attend Gorilla Gatherings there.
"It's fun to see people we went to school with and it's a great casual atmosphere to speak with others who have a connection to the university," Andy said.
The Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations' Gorilla Gatherings, which range from formal dinners to cookouts at ball games, will be held across the country this coming year. We invite you to join the fun!
August 26, 2010 KC Lunch Series
September-TBA Neosho County, Erie
September 9, 2010 Crawford County-Lunch
September 21, 2010 Bourbon County, Fort Scott
September 25, 2010 Jasper County, Joplin
September 28, 2010 Labette County, Parsons
September 30, 2010 KC Lunch Series
October 5, 2010 Sedgwick County-Lunch
October 7, 2010 Cherokee County
October 19, 2010 Topeka, KS
October 28, 2010 KC Lunch Series
November 4, 2010 Crawford County -Meet the PSU President's Council
November 9, 2010 Montgomery County, Independence
November 12, 2010 Johnson County-Tanner's Pregame Party
November 19, 2010 Jasper County, After Hours
January 11, 2010 Houston, TX
January 13, 2010 San Antonio, TX
January 19, 2010 Family Night at Gorilla Basketball
January 27, 2010 KC Lunch Series
February-TBA Washington D.C.
February 3, 2010 Jasper County-Lunch
February 10, 2010 Phoenix, AZ
February 12, 2010 Southern California
February 23, 2010 Crawford County - Day with the Deans
February 24, 2010 KC Lunch Series
Mark your calendars for these other great alumni events:
August 27, 2010 Movie, Jungletron
September 9, 2010 Chris Cakes Pancake Tailgate
September 18, 2010 Family Day, Gorilla Village
October 2, 2010 Current & Retired Faculty & Staff Tailgate
October 15--16, 2010 College of Technology Reunion
October 15 Outstanding Alumni Award Reception
October 15 Crimson & Gold Dinner
October 16, 2010 Homecoming Tailgate
October 30, 2010 Discount Day, Gorilla Village
November 6, 2010 Gorilla Chili Challenge, Gorilla Village
November 29, 2010 Gingerbread House Contest starts
December 17 Meritorious Achievement Award Reception
January 25, 2010 Career Makeover, Kansas City Metro
February-TBA Children's Symphony
February 24, 2010 Current & Retired Faculty & Staff wine/beer tasting
For more information on Gorilla Gatherings and events offered through the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations, visit www.pittstate.edu/alumni or call 620-235-4758.