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Capital Campaign Update

Capital Campaign Update

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Due to the generosity of many individuals and corporations, we are nearing our capital campaign goal of $8 million. Total giving has reached $6.6 million to date.

A new tradition has been established as part of the capital campaign at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Heritage Square will be plazas located on the campus mall, constructed of bricks bearing the names of alumni and friends of the university. This project is an opportunity for participants to memorialize or honor an individual, beautify our campus, and assist the university financially. Each inscribed brick can be purchased for a donation of $100 to the Johnstown Educational Foundation. It is our hope that Heritage Square will be a lasting monument to the rich legacy of our university and a tradition that will continue.

The capital campaign has also resulted in several new scholarships and endowments. Among these is the Elvina Jane Owen Memorial Scholarship Fund, a program established to assist journalism students. By including the scholarship in her will, the late Miss Owen ensured that her fervent commitment to journalism would be instilled in the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students.

The Kreitzburg-Harvey Family Endowment was established when a retired staff member gave both the university and herself a gift for her birthday. Her generous contribution will be used to support areas in the Owen Library, including political science, foreign affairs, history (British, American, and southeast Asian), 20th-century literature (American, Scottish, German, and French), philosophy, classics, theater and drama, and reference books in any discipline.

On March 27, 2001, Dr. Bruce T. Williams, Professor of Anthropology at UPJ, passed away. For thirty years, Mr. Williams faithfully served the university in a variety of roles. His positions included president of the Faculty Senate and chair of the UPJ Promotion to Full Professor Committee. Family, friends, colleagues, and former students established the Bruce T. Williams Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor his memory.

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