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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Founders' Day Festivities on Tuesday


The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is celebrating Founders' Day on Tuesday.

September 3 marks the 50th anniversary -- to the day -- that the very first classes were held at Pitt-Bradford. In case you missed this past Tuesday's LiveLine, in which Dr. K. James Evans and Pat Frantz Cercone talked about Founders' Day, you can listen here (click on the "local programs" tab).

During the show you can hear Evans and Cercone describe the new bronze panther statue created by Bradford native Dave Hodges that will be unveiled Tuesday.

Evans, who has been with Pitt-Bradford for 37 years, said then-president of the university Dr. Richard McDowell told him during his job interview, "Just wait to see what we can become, and you can grow with the college."

"Every time I go onto campus," Evans said Tuesday, "I’m just so pleasantly surprised at how the college has grown and developed in terms of student body, academic programs and the magnificent campus that is second to none in my opinion."

The festivities will be held in the Robert B. Bromeley Quadrangle. (In case of bad weather, activities will be held in the Richard E. and Ruth McDowell Sport and Fitness Center.)

Out-of-the-area alumni, friends and fans can join in on the fun, too. 100.1 The Hero will be broadcasting live from Pitt-Bradford on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Just go to 100.1 The Hero to listen.

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