Proud Gorillas – Dr. Joe B. Smith (BS ’65, MS ’68, Ed.S ’71), Marilyn James Smith (Cosmetology ’65), Kay James Patton (who attended in 1965), enjoyed the holiday of a lifetime in Paris, France, at the Ryder Cup.

Proud Gorillas – Dr. Joe B. Smith (BS ’65, MS ’68, Ed.S ’71), Marilyn James Smith (Cosmetology ’65), Kay James Patton (who attended in 1965), enjoyed the holiday of a lifetime in Paris, France, at the Ryder Cup.

Land of the Midnight Sun – Fredd Gunn (BS ’73), visited the Globe at North Cape, Honningsvag, Norway — a small Mageroya Island town that overlooks a pristine bay of the Barents Sea.

Land of the Midnight Sun – Fredd Gunn (BS ’73), visited the Globe at North Cape, Honningsvag, Norway — a small Mageroya Island town that overlooks a pristine bay of the Barents Sea.

Down under – PSU alumni Chad Pio (’87 BST) and Maureen Jacques Pio (BSEd ’89) spent 10 days “down under,” where they wore their PSU colors proudly touring the southern coast and watching the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Down under – PSU alumni Chad Pio (’87 BST) and Maureen Jacques Pio (BSEd ’89) spent 10 days “down under,” where they wore their PSU colors proudly touring the southern coast and watching the Penguin Parade on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia.

Going for a swim – Right after this photo, Craig Jack (BBA ’83) jumped into the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty for a 1.5-mile race back to land! (He took off his Gorilla hat, first.)

Going for a swim – Right after this photo, Craig Jack (BBA ’83) jumped into the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty for a 1.5-mile race back to land! (He took off his Gorilla hat, first.)

By Doing, Learn – Cody Renfro, a junior in Communication, and Nick Bartelli.

By Doing, Learn – Cody Renfro, a junior in Communication, and Nick Bartelli.

Gorillas in Germany – Gorillas traveled to Germany to visit Jeremiah and Jennifer Hull stationed with the Army in Kaiserslautern. The group represented Pitt State in southwest Bavaria at the Neuschwanstein Castle — the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Jared (BS ’99) and Jennifer Stanley Mullinax (BS ’00), Ben (BBA ’00 and MBA ’01) and Becky Newman Burns, Stephanie Pierce Anglin (BA ’96) and Kerry Anglin (BSET ’98), Amy Taylor Smith (BA ’00) and Shawn Smith (BSET ’00), Jennifer Doss Hull and Jeremiah Hull (BGS ’01).

Gorillas in Germany – Gorillas traveled to Germany to visit Jeremiah and Jennifer Hull stationed with the Army in Kaiserslautern. The group represented Pitt State in southwest Bavaria at the Neuschwanstein Castle — the inspiration for the castle in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Jared (BS ’99) and Jennifer Stanley Mullinax (BS ’00), Ben (BBA ’00 and MBA ’01) and Becky Newman Burns, Stephanie Pierce Anglin (BA ’96) and Kerry Anglin (BSET ’98), Amy Taylor Smith (BA ’00) and Shawn Smith (BSET ’00), Jennifer Doss Hull and Jeremiah Hull (BGS ’01).

Ecuador – Fred Meier (Masters Educational Administration ’78) and PSU Director of Development Mary Jo Meier (Masters in Educational Leadership ’16) took a trip to Ecuador for a family wedding, spending time in Quito, Banos, Manta, and Guayaquil. They visited the Pailon del Diablo waterfall in Banos.

Ecuador – Fred Meier (Masters Educational Administration ’78) and PSU Director of Development Mary Jo Meier (Masters in Educational Leadership ’16) took a trip to Ecuador for a family wedding, spending time in Quito, Banos, Manta, and Guayaquil. They visited the Pailon del Diablo waterfall in Banos.

Heritage trip – John (BST ’91, MST ’07, Ed.S ’12) and Debbie Thompson (BBA ’93) visited Tikal National Park, Petén, Guatemala, on a heritage trip with their daughter Anna, who they adopted in 2002.

Heritage trip – John (BST ’91, MST ’07, Ed.S ’12) and Debbie Thompson (BBA ’93) visited Tikal National Park, Petén, Guatemala, on a heritage trip with their daughter Anna, who they adopted in 2002.

Gorilla couple – Jessica Baldwin (BA Communication/Broadcasting ’98) and Kyle Kelly (BS Construction management ’01), visited the Dominican Republic. The couple met through a dating app, where Kyle caught Jessica’s eye because he was wearing a Pitt State shirt!

Gorilla couple – Jessica Baldwin (BA Communication/Broadcasting ’98) and Kyle Kelly (BS Construction management ’01), visited the Dominican Republic. The couple met through a dating app, where Kyle caught Jessica’s eye because he was wearing a Pitt State shirt!

North to Alaska – Denise Geier (’BBA 80) and husband Chris took a two-week land and cruise trip to Alaska to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. While there, they toured Denali National Park, where they were among the 30 percent of visitors who get a glimpse of the famed mountain.

North to Alaska – Denise Geier (’BBA 80) and husband Chris took a two-week land and cruise trip to Alaska to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. While there, they toured Denali National Park, where they were among the 30 percent of visitors who get a glimpse of the famed mountain.