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#PittsburghMe: Meet Public Relations and Advertising Major Annalee Tomak

Monday, August 03, 2015

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Meet AnnaLee Tomak

Major: B.A., Public Relations and Advertising
Expected Graduation: 2016
Hometown:
 Johnstown, Pa.
High School: 
Greater Johnstown Senior High School 

"I originally wanted to attend Point Park because of the Conservatory of Performing Arts...once I decided that I wanted to pursue a different career path, Point Park was still my dream school. I fell in love with it right away and I didn’t want to switch schools just because I switched goals."

-- AnnaLee Tomak



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Why did you choose Point Park? 

I originally wanted to attend Point Park because of the Conservatory of Performing Arts. I started touring with that in mind and once I decided that I wanted to pursue a different career path, Point Park was still my dream school. I fell in love with it right away and I didn’t want to switch schools just because I switched goals.

What is your favorite memory that you've had in Pittsburgh?

I went to the Carnegie Science Center with my University Experience class on one of the first days of class. We all had a blast and then on the way home we got stuck in the pouring rain and had to run home the whole way from the North Shore to Downtown.

What activities are you involved with at Point Park (both on campus and off)? 

Most of the things that I am involved with on campus are rather academic. I am going to start my first semester of being a teaching assistant in the fall. I also am involved with a new dance company. I acted as the director of marketing for the MERZTANZ Dance Company for a practicum through Point Park and that has extended into the summer. I am also one of the Pioneer Experience orientation leaders this summer. Besides those things, I very much enjoy reading, knitting, crocheting and Netflix. I’m your typical 83-year-old woman stuck in a 20-year-old’s body.

Pittsburgh has some amazing food. What is your favorite dish to get in the 'Burgh?

You can’t go wrong with the classic Primanti’s sandwich. If you’re a breakfast kind of person, Pamela’s is amazing too. President Obama has been there!

Pittsburgh is the best city for _________? 

SPORTS! 

What advice would you give to an incoming student? 

I would say to take advantage of all of the free things that your student ID gets you, especially entrance to some of the museums. When you don’t know what to do with your weekend that’s always really fun (and informational, but that’s just my 83-year-old self talking).

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Text and photo by Jakob Como, senior multimedia major

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