Katz Alumnae Council


The Katz Alumnae Council was founded in the mid-1990s by a small group of alumnae who were interested in expanding the visibility and strengthening the network of the Katz School’s female graduates. The Alumnae Council is focused on offering opportunities for Katz women and others to network, learn and grow as leaders in the community. The Katz School thanks Alumnae Council founders Regina Stover (KGSB ’81), Michelle Keane Domiesen (KGSB ’82, A&S '77), and Alison Frederick (KGSB ’95, A&S '85) for pioneering this effort that has led to 20+ years of growth.

Membership in the Alumnae Council is open to any female graduate of the Katz School. To join, express interest to any of the current members or contact Emily Cerrone at ecerrone@katz.pitt.edu.

Current initiatives of the Alumnae Council include:

  • Awarding the Alumnae Council Scholarship annually

  • Holding the Pitt Business Women Redefining Leadership Conference each spring semester.

  • Hosting round-table discussions with undergraduate and graduate students

  • Helping with the Katz School’s placement and recruitment efforts


A $2,500 scholarship from the Katz Alumnae Council is awarded each spring to a current Katz student. This opportunity is available to any female student who is currently enrolled in a master’s degree program at Katz. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of work experience and be in good academic standing. A call for applications is sent out by the Katz School to current students at the start of the spring semester. The winner is honored and presented with the scholarship at the annual Business Alumni Awards program in April.


Laura Freedman '12 - Current President
Karlye Rowles KGSB ’01 - Former President
Jan Bamford KGSB ’94 - Former President
Regina Stover KGSB ’81 - Former President