Thousands of local college seniors received a surprise email Tuesday from Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
The email encouraged the students to stay in Pittsburgh after graduating and reminded them of how much the city has to offer.
The number of students who received the email wasn't available because the mayor's office sent the message to the schools, which passed it along to seniors. Carnegie Mellon University, Community College of Allegheny County, Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh agreed to participate.
"Pittsburgh has so much to offer young people, from available jobs to high quality of life and affordability, and I'm happy to remind them that Pittsburgh has what they need and want after college," Mr. Ravenstahl said in a statement.
Joe Smydo: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1548. First Published April 11, 2012 6:30 PM