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College of General Studies alumnus wins national outstanding student award.

Jonas Caballero, a December 2010 graduate of the College of General Studies, has been chosen as the national Outstanding Continuing Education Student of the year for 2011 by the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Caballero will receive the award in March at the UPCEA National Conference in Portland, Oregon.

Caballero, who graduated from Pitt with a BA in media and professional communication and a BPhil in international and area studies from the University’s Honors College, currently is in the United Kingdom as a Fulbright Scholar. Caballero also previously received a Humanity in Action summer fellowship, among other awards.

The UPCEA, founded in 1915, is a national organization that is among the oldest college and university associations in the United States, and is the principal organization in the country for continuing higher education. The organization works to foster professional exchange and to create better understanding of the needs in these students. Membership includes both public and private accredited colleges and universities across the nation, as well as nonprofit organizations with a commitment to professional education.

New CGS Online Course for Fall 2012

Introduction to Cybercrime (ADMJ 1234) debuts as a CGS Online Course this fall.

More information for this new online course, Introduction to Cybercrime, ADMJ 1234 – 7510 (23659), for the fall 2012 semester (2131) is available on our course description page under the College of General Studies listings at

Time Management Workshop
Tuesday, September 10
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
McCarl Center

If interested in attending this workshop, RSVP to Sherry Miller Brown at or at 412-624-7683.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students Workshop
Friday, September 6
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
McCarl Center

If interested in attending this workshop, RSVP to Sherry Miller Brown at or at 412-624-7683.

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Scholar-Athlete Awards Breakfast
Congratulations to the following College of General Studies student athletes who were recently honored at the Scholar-Athlete Awards Breakfast. These athletes were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement for the 2014 fall term.

The following CGS student athletes were recognized for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the 2014 fall term:

Basketball (Women’s)

Brianna Kiesel


Kaila Balatgek

Volleyball (Women’s)

Jenna Potts


The following CGS student athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.5 or better GPA for the 2014 fall term:


Marc Berube

Cheer and Dance

Laura Brouse


Haley Bodenheimer, Maya Ketner, Katie O’Rourke, Haley Sedgewick


Savannah King, Maggie Sevilla

Volleyball (Women’s)

Jenna Jacobson


The following CGS student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 or better GPA for the 2014 fall term:


Luke Curtis, Jordan Frabasilio, Manuel Pazos, Casey Roche, Nicholas Yarnall

Basketball (Men's)

Sheldon Jeter,  Derrick Randall,  Onyekachi “Joseph” Uchebo

Basketball (Women’s)

Cora McManus

Cheer and Dance

Julia Runco


T.J. Clemmings, Devin Cook, Matthew Galambos, John J.P. Holtz, Dorian Johnson, Cory King, Adam Lazenga, Jack Lippert, Khaynin Mosley-Smith
Scott Orndoff, Lafayette Pitts, Devon Porchia, Darryl Render, Ryan Schlieper


Brittney Harris, Jacqueline Lucci

Soccer (Women’s)

Alex Charlebois, Riliegh McHugh


Jenna Modic

Tennis (Women’s)

Taylor Washington

Track and Field/Cross Country (Men’s)

Desmond Palmer, Brycen Spratling

Track and Field (Women’s)

Julia Koloski, Jessica Tongue-Coates

Volleyball (Women’s)

Delany Clesen


Nicholas Bonaccorsi, Matthew Gotzon, John Rizzo, Patrick “P.J.” Tasser, Anthony Zanetta

General Education Outcomes Assessment Program
Monday, February 17 - Saturday, March 1
1:00 pm
Multiple locations

Calling all degree-seeking CGS students: We need your help! CGS is looking for students to participate in a liberal arts reading comprehension assessment designed to measure our programs.

Participants will receive a $20 WePay cash card. The first 150 participants will be entered for a chance to win a Kindle Fire, so sign up today!

Register Today for Summer Sessions

The summer sessions course schedule at the University of Pittsburgh provides an exciting opportunity for Dietrich School, College of General Studies, and guest/visiting students to catch up on needed credits, stay on track to graduate in four years, or get ahead for the fall term.  By reducing course overlap, expanding class availability, and maximizing day and evening hours, the new summer schedule allows students to enroll in two classes in a row without course conflict, take additional upper-division classes in their major, and complete core requirements.  With hundreds of classes offered during day and evening hours, students also have the flexibility to enroll in courses without forgoing summer jobs, internships, or family vacations. For more information, visit