Sebolt ’07 Honored as Young Alumni Award Winner

Posted on 11/8/2019 1:25:45 PM

Jonathan Sebolt was recognized as the 2019 Young Alumni Award Winner for the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology during a program that was held on Sunday, November 3.

Johnathan Sebolt visited several classrooms in the Eberly College

Sebolt had a busy several days while on campus. In addition to attending the Awards program on Sunday evening, he stayed on campus on Monday, November 4, to spend time with students, faculty, and staff in Eberly. Jonathan made presentations in IFMG210 – Java Programming, IFMG 481/581 Python Programming, IFMG 300 – Information Theory and Practice, and IFMG 460 – Analysis and Design. He also met with students from the Association for Management Information Systems.

Sebolt graduated in 2007 with a degree in Management Information Systems. During his time at IUP, he was a member of the Army ROTC, student manager for the Academic Technology Services department, and a member of Phi Mu Delta.

Sebolt currently serves as director of the Information Services Division for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. At UPMC he oversees various business operations and manages the overall financial health of the department. In addition, he also serves on several enterprise advisory committees and acts as recruiter and mentor to new staff.    

Dean Robert Camp, Rachel and Jonathan Sebolt, and Associate Dean for Administration Cyndy Strittmatter

From left: Dean Robert Camp, Rachel and Jonathan Sebolt, and Associate Dean for Administration Cyndy Strittmatter

Sebolt started his professional career with the AEC Group as a senior technology specialist, working with clients and coordinating and linking the computer systems to increase compatibility. In addition, he trained staff and users to work with the systems and programs, while also assisting in decision making by preparing cost-benefit and ROI analyses. After three years with AEC group, Sebolt moved to Education Management Corp. where he worked as a senior systems engineer. There he served as a team leader responsible for long-term architecture planning and development. He had various additional responsibilities, such as architecting, implementing, and supporting a wide range of Windows- and Linux-based Tier 1 server solutions. He left EDMC in April 2012 and started as a director at UPMC in June 2012.

Sebolt also worked at GetMyBoat as a principal systems architect for two years starting June 2016. At GetMyBoat, he collaborated with key stakeholders and internal teams to define architecture principles, guidelines, standards, and blueprints. In addition, he performed design reviews, conducted evolution planning, and ensured development and incorporation of business architecture with other layers.

In addition to graduating from IUP with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Jonathan went on the earn his Master of Business Administration degree from Argosy University. Jonathan has since worked across the country in various fields, eventually returning to Pittsburgh, where he has focused on his career at UMPC for more than seven years.

Jonathan enjoyed his time on campus, saying, “I want to thank you all for not only honoring me with this award, but for your generous hospitably to me and my wife (Rachel, also an IUP graduate) during our time on campus this past week. We are both extremely grateful, but not at all surprised. It’s the same welcoming atmosphere that we remember experiencing as undergrads, and we are both incredibly proud to be alumni.

“I had many great classroom conversations on Monday. I hope the students found them beneficial and informative as well. I also had some great conversation with the faculty throughout the day. The strength of the program, and of the college, are the direct result of the commitment and dedication of this faculty and administration. On behalf of alumni and current students, I thank you for your service to Eberly and to IUP.”

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