“From day one, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has been a cornerstone of our community,” Causer said. “What started as a two-year college, whose students would then move on to Pitt’s main campus, is now a well-respected academic institution in its own right, offering two- and four-year degrees in more than 40 majors.
“I am proud to represent the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and even prouder to be an alumnus of this outstanding institution,” he added.
The House on Wednesday unanimously approved House Resolution 372, which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the university’s establishment. The school opened its doors on Sept. 3, 1963, with an initial enrollment of 130 students. Today’s enrollment exceeds 1,600 students. The university generates more than $67 million worth of economic activity and supports an estimated 740 full-time equivalent jobs in the region.
The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford also has been recognized for its quality education on numerous occasions. Just this year, U.S. News and World Report named it one of the best regional colleges in the North. And, for the ninth year in a row, The Princeton Review recognized it as one of the best colleges in the Northeast.
“The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford offers truly outstanding educational opportunities to students from across the northern tier, the northeastern United States and even other countries,” Causer said.
The university is planning a 50th anniversary celebration this fall. 100.1 The Hero's Anne Holliday will be broadcasting live from campus on Sept. 3 during the university's Founder's Day celebration.