When it comes to those who credit their college experience for their current success, there are few alumni more enthusiastic than Brian and Laura Sullivan. When the two attended in pursuit of science degrees in the mid-90s, they not only found a great education and preparation for professional school, but they also stumbled into love - and the path that would lead them to becoming successful business owners.
"We have so many memories around campus," Brian said. "When we visit, we're like, 'Are you having flashbacks?' We made lifetime friends. It is such a special place for us."
Today, the two own Lindburg Pharmacy - one of Pittsburg's oldest businesses - and are the official co-chairs for PSU's 2009 Community Campaign, a fundraising effort beginning March 10 that encourages area businesses to give back the university. For the Sullivans, who purchased the business last year after careers as pharmacists for local hospitals, the opportunity to challenge other companies to support their alma mater is priceless.
"It's been awesome to watch the progression of PSU over the years," Brian said. "I can't imagine what this community would be like without it. The university is the vehicle that will bring future industries to Pittsburg, and the energy and enthusiasm it brings to the community is irreplaceable. PSU is the pulse of Pittsburg."