Mr. Steven Scott, a Pitt Titusville alumnus, will present the commencement address at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville’s annual commencement ceremony to be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the J. Curtis McKinney Student Union.  “We are delighted that Mr. Scott will join us for this important event. I know that he will offer a poignant message to our graduates, said Pitt Titusville President, Dr. Livingston Alexander.

Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 2007 with a Baccalaureate of Science in Biology, Steven Scott has dedicated his professional life to changing and improving the lives of others. After two years of customer service-focused work in fine dining at The Capital Grille and Harley Davidson parts and service, Steve was selected by the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (or CORE) as an endowed student at the University of Toledo’s Human Donation Science Program, where he earned his Master’s of Science in Biomedical Science focused in Human Donation Science. He went on to earn his Certification as a Procurement Transplant Coordinator through the American Board for Transplant Certification and has also served on several committees within CORE.

Since graduating from the University of Toledo, Steve has spent the last 8 years facilitating life-saving transplants both with the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) as an Organ Procurement Coordinator and at the University of Minnesota as a Cardiothoracic Transplant Coordinator. Steve’s extensive experience in the transplant field has given him the unique perspective of caring for donor and recipient patients: His work involves tending to acutely bereaved families and critically complex patients, guiding medical treatment of organ, tissue, and eye donors, facilitating the matching of donor organs, and, through his work at the University of Minnesota, identifying and facilitating cardiothoracic transplants for patients awaiting heart and lung transplantation.

Outside of his work in transplant, Steve has a passion for music and has operated a DJ business in the Pittsburgh area for the last 6 years.”

During the Pitt-Titusville commencement ceremony, 58 graduates will be awarded Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees. Students and faculty will process to and from the ceremony to the tune of bagpipes.  And as per tradition, graduates will process from the ceremony to ring the campus bell, marking their status as alumni of the university. In addition, Mr. Marcus Tress, a member of the class of 2018, will represent the graduates by giving the student response.   Meredith Kenyon, Assistant Professor of English will respond on behalf of the faculty. 

Following the commencement ceremony, a reception will be held for graduates, family members, faculty, staff and friends.  The public is invited to attend both the commencement ceremony and the reception.