The Chester and Vera Pitts family are the first family to receive the Family of the Year Award. The family received plaques during halftime of the Sept. 11 home football game. The recipients were selected based on dedication, commitment and years of service to the University.
The Pitts family’s legacy includes eight decades, four generations and more than 20 members attending Friends University. Family members have been involved with clubs and organizations including Singing Quakers, University Band, Student Council, Psychology Club, the Talisman yearbook and Sigma Delta Pi. Several Pitts family members have participated in athletics such as football, basketball, tennis, track and cross country.
After graduating, some members of the family have served as Friends University staff and Board of Trustees members.
For more information, visit http://www.friends.edu/family-of-the-year.