Alumna set to give back to PSU in leadership role 

After earning a degree that set her on her life’s path, Angie Saporito (BS '04) is giving back. On July 1, she stepped up to serve as president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.


“I thought maybe I’d be a nurse, maybe I’d be a teacher — something that would help others,” she said. “I just couldn’t put my finger on it.”

In the end, it was a communication degree, earned in 2004, that prepared her for the career she has today as the administrator of Mercy Hospital Columbus. 

“It was such a broad degree — it felt like there would be so many options, and let me tell you, I’ve used it to the max,” she said. “It gives you so many opportunities and can put you in so many different places.” 

Saporito just completed her 16th year with Mercy, where she has worn many hats and helped the medical team serve thousands of patients. 

"Now, I'm happy to give back to PSU," she said.

Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations Jon Bartlow said her positive attitude, warm personality, and proven leadership skills will be assets to her new volunteer role heading up the board.  

She’ll be involved with a variety of university functions and award ceremonies honoring alumni, the annual Half-Century Reunion, and other special events, and will represent PSU nationally. 

“I’ve always been really proud to be a Gorilla — I have a splitface hanging on the wall in my office,” she said. “This is a way to give back to the university. I want other people to be aware of just how great it is. I want to help people discover what’s right under their nose, if they don’t already know. There is so much right here.” 

Saporito also serves her community as a member of the Columbus Chamber Board, the Community Foundation Board, Coffeyville Community College steering committees, committees at her three sons’ schools, and through local sports leagues.  

“I have a pretty big passion for education,” she said. “It's done so much for me.” 

Her husband, Clint, is a 2002 graduate of PSU’s College of Technology, where as a senior he and his brother, Chad, started a business they still own today: Vital Signs Sign Company.  

The couple met on campus. Their eldest son, Cade, is a rising senior in Columbus and soon will be exploring college options. 

“I'll be so happy if he chooses Pitt State,” Saporito said. 

She is the daughter of Jock Castagno of Frontenac, and Bob and Kelly Duffin of rural Columbus. 

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