Pitt Business Social and Service Committee Delivers Holiday Cheer

There’s snow business like Pitt Business.

A new staff committee is shaking things up for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration this winter. Composed of 10 Pitt Business staff members, the main goal of the Social and Service Committee is to engage the rest of the staff in social activities and community service events that give back to the Pittsburgh region.

The Social and Service Committee set out to help the Pitt Business community celebrate the holiday season throughout Mervis Hall.

“As the holiday season began to roll around, our committee knew they wanted to create an all-inclusive, welcoming holiday atmosphere in Mervis Hall,” says Drew Myers, student services coordinator of Master of Science Programs and co-chair of the Social and Service Committee.

In an effort to learn more about how our community celebrates the holidays, the committee asked students, faculty, and staff to create an ornament that represents how they celebrate and place it on a Unity Tree in the lobby of Mervis Hall. With materials provided, over 100 wooden circles were decorated and placed on the tree.

“The non-traditional ornaments were a great way for Pitt Business community members to detail what the holiday season means to them,” says Tori Ivock, administrative assistant of MBA Programs and co-chair of the Social and Service Committee.

In addition to the Unity Tree, students, faculty, and staff were invited to submit photographs or post on social media showing how they celebrate the holiday season outside of Mervis Hall using the hashtag #PittBizHolidays.

Leading up to the Unity Tree reveal, the committee asked fellow staff members to create snowflakes to hang in Mervis as a welcome back from Thanksgiving Break.

Holiday décor will be displayed in Mervis Hall until January 9, 2020. We welcome the rest of the Pitt community to stop by to see the Unity Tree, its ornaments, holiday photos, and decorations by the Pitt Business community.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Pitt Business Social and Service Committee, please contact Tori Ivock at VLI3@pitt.edu or Drew Myers at dmyers@katz.pitt.edu.