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Pitt-Johnstown Receives Beautification Award

Pitt-Johnstown Receives Beautification Award

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   Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar accepted the Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce's Beautification Award from Chamber Board member Bobbi Ream.   The award recognizes Pitt-Johnstown for adding to the aesthetics of the community through the construction of the $9.7 million, 40,000 square-foot Wellness Center.  The award was presented at the January 18 meeting of the Chambers board of directors. 

   Pitt-Johnstown's Wellness Center opened on January 5, 2011 and features a three-lane, elevated running track; cardiovascular and strength-training equipment; dance/exercise/classroom space; two multipurpose courts for basketball and volleyball, and a 30-foot indoor climbing wall.  The completion of the Center brought the total number of buildings on the 655-acre campus to 36.  Ground was broken for the project on November 11, 2009.  Additional information on the Wellness Center is available at:

   Founded in 1927, Pitt-Johnstown is located in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh.  The University offers a high-quality educational experience in a supportive living-learning environment designed to prepare students for the real world of the 21st century.  Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as a “Best Baccalaureate College,” by the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” and by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School.”  Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. the forefront of baccalaureate colleges...


Posted by Knipple, Robert on 1/21/2011 10:10:00 AM