SRU Good News for Jan. 26, 2010
SRU professor emeritus gets role in FSN Penguins commercial
Those tuning into FSN Pittsburgh on cable television today and Wednesday may see a familiar face touting the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Carolyn Rizza, professor emeritus of sociology, anthropology and social work at Slippery Rock University and who shares the name of SRU's Paul and Carolyn Carruth Rizza Hall with her husband, won a silent auction bid to be part of the commercial at last October's Sunset Serenade fundraiser.
The event, organized by SRU's Office of University Advancement, raised nearly $50,000 to support programs at the University's Storm Harbor Equestrian Center.
Rizza, chair of the center's advisory board, can be seen wearing hockey gear and introducing herself in promoting Penguin games on FSN.
The commercial airs on the Bear Bryant Award Show at approximately 7:45 p.m. today and on the World Poker Tour show at 4:15 Wednesday.
Rizza retired from SRU in 1999.
Her mother, the late Ethel Carruth, provided a major contribution to the University to restore what had been known as "West Hall" to its current classroom building status. The restored building was dedicated in 2003.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.
Editor's Note: The successes of our friends and colleagues at the University are something we should all celebrate�and share. The University Public Relations Office has introduced a daily E-feature to share a good news story about a person, program, activity or service associated with Slippery Rock University. When good news happens to you, please let us know so we might share it with others. Submit items through campus e-mail to: GoodNews@sru.edu.