“My Pitt Fan Story” and Bio Addendums

“My Pitt Fan Story” and Bio Addendums

Here is a bio by our commenter friend “frank md”…

I lived in Johnstown through high School among Pitt and PSU fans.  I really had no feelings either way.  But that took a turn after I graduated from high school.

I wanted to become an aeronautical engineer.  I found that PSU had that course so I applied there.  But when I heard from them they said they could not offer me any assistance even though my grades were in the top 10% of my high school class and our family qualified for low-income assistance.  So I applied to Pitt.  Lo and behold Pitt offered a small scholarship that I could use to attend the Johnstown campus.  Since they did not offer aeronautical engineering, I enrolled in electrical engineering.

Frank LuciaAfter two years I had to transfer to Pittsburgh because Johnstown did not offer the last two years of electrical engineering.  By the way, Pitt-Johnstown is now a located on a huge beautiful campus with four-year degrees.  With my Johnstown scholarship over, I had to wait to see if Pitt would continue the scholarship in Pittsburgh.  Otherwise it meant the Air Force.  Pitt did offer an Alcoa scholarship and loans.99

I had been working in Johnstown for Acme markets and as luck would have it they had a store in the North Hills on McKnight Road.  I also had family in Pittsburgh as my uncle and nephew had a barber shop on Fifth Avenue for many years.  So, off I go to Pittsburgh.

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