Michael Mabunay was initiated at PA Alpha Delta , Temple University in 1974. Subsequently he transferred back home to the University of Pittsburgh. He then became involved in various campus activities, including Pi Lambda Phi. At PA Gamma Sigma he was part of a team that took the Chapter to it’s role as one of the leaders on the Pitt Campus. Serving first as Pledge Marshall and then as Rex, he found strong mentoring from one of the icons of PA Gamma Sigma, Joel Smalley ’51, Chapter Advisor.
Upon graduation he joined the US Coast Guard, where he became a Commissioned Officer. In that role he led Coast Guard Operations in Pollution Response, Port Security, and Search and Rescue in various locations including Washington, DC., North Carolina, and New Jersey. Upon the expiration of his initial enlistment, he left the service and returned to Pitt to obtain a second Bachelors’ in Information Science. Upon graduation he began a 30 year career in High Tech focusing on Telecommunications, Managed Services, and Cloud Computing. He served in various executive positions in National Sales at MCI, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable. Along the way he obtained an MBA from Fordham University. Michael retired from corporate life in 2015.
Throughout his 30 year career he has always been involved with the PA Gamma Sigma Alumni group led by Joel Smalley. Recently he was asked to broaden his Pilam involvement through the Educational Foundation and was elected as a Trustee. He is married to his longtime (36 years) sweetheart Sylvia, who he met at a Pilam event at the house many years ago. They have two children, and two grand children. When not at their home in New Jersey, they enjoy spending as much time as possible at their camp in the Adirondacks. There they hike, fish, ride quads, and snowmobile. Mike is an avid Pitt fan, and has been a season ticket holder in football and basketball for the last 30 years, despite living in New Jersey.