A Greensburg dentist and his late wife, who have spent decades volunteering for the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg and ensuring area children receive proper dental care, will be honored next month by the Pitt Greensburg Alumni Association.
Dr. Christopher Luccy, DMD, and his late wife, Barbara, will receive the Association’s Award of Excellence in Volunteering at the Alumni Celebration Dinner on Saturday. The award honors alumni who have contributed to the overall success of the alumni association and the university it represents.
Luccy, who then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh dental school and completed a residency in pediatric dentistry, and his wife met while they were students at Pitt-Greensburg 55 years ago and have never forgotten their alma mater. She graduated from Pitt’s School of Nursing and has since become an integral part of her pediatric dentistry practice.
He has been a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors since 2016, was named 2013 Alumnus of Distinction for his professional achievements and currently chairs the Professional Development Committee, which organizes events for students and alumni. In October 2019, the Luccys hosted Dick Groat Day at the Totteridge Golf Course in recognition of Groat’s contributions to Pitt Athletic.
âThe Volunteer Excellence Award is special because it is recognition from our peers,â said Luccy. âBarbara and I have always been very proud to be Pitt alumni. Working with the students, faculty and especially the staff at Pitt-Greensburg has been very special. This has allowed us to continue to share our knowledge and experience and see the benefits of our efforts. I miss my “better half” dearly, but she is always with me in spirit.
Campus officials said plans were underway to name a space in the new life sciences building, currently under construction, in honor of Barbara Luccy, who died in December 2019.