Campus to celebrate 56th anniversary Tuesday

Pitt-Bradford will observe Founders' Day with a celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 in the Bromeley Quadrangle.

Enjoy a free lunch and meet Dr. Catherine Koverola, Pitt-Bradford's new president.

There will also be a photo booth and Pitt-Bradford prizes for the first 240 guests to try their luck at the Pitt-Bradford lollipop tree. In the event of rain, the celebration will be held in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. Wearing blue and gold or Panther gear is encouraged.

The Founders' Day celebration began as part of the university's 50th anniversary in 2013 and has continued yearly on the anniversary of the campus's opening on Sept. 3, 1963.

Pitt-Bradford was founded with intense community support as a two-year regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh housed in downtown Bradford and at Hamsher House at Bradford Hospital.

In 1967, the Witco-Kendall Corp. donated the site of the former Harri Emery Airport for the current campus along the Tunungwant Creek in Bradford Township.

Pitt-Bradford became a four-year institution in 1979 and now has more than 40 majors and 50 minors. The campus has been recognized by several national organizations, including, most recently, Washington Monthly Magazine, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction.