The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has been named a "Top 100 Organization" for 2011 by Pennsylvania Business Central. This is the second year in a row that Pitt-Johnstown has captured this honor.
The publication has been recognizing organizations for nearly 30 years, focusing on those organizations with record performance or award-winning efforts. Pennsylvania Business Central Editor Andy Elder remarked, "These 100 companies managed to shine during gloomy economic times. With more than 65,000 organizations in our 20-county region, paring the list down to just 100 is a challenge."
Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar offered, "In this 85th anniversary year, we are, indeed, proud of this honor, which recognizes the contribution that Pitt-Johnstown continues to makes to the region's educational, social, cultural, and economic development. It is further evidence that we are realizing our vision of being at the forefront of baccalaureate colleges."
Among Pitt-Johnstown's accomplishments cited by Pennsylvania Business Central are the school's recognition as a Princeton Review "Best Northeastern College" and a GI Jobs "Military Friendly School;" the unveiling of The Heroes Memorial, a teachable monument that pays tribute to the victims of September 11 and the military men and women killed in the line of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan; and the opening of the 40,000-square-foot Wellness Center.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, 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 the Princeton Review as a “Best Northeastern College,” by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization" for 2011. Additionally, Pitt-Johnstown has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.