Capital Projects

During our campaign, we are raising funds for five capital projects: 

  • Harriett B. Wick Chapel -- $2.5 million 
  • Kessel Athletic Complex – $2.5 million 
  • Swarts Hall -- $900,000 
  • Sarah B. Dorn Schantz Pipe Organ -- $350,000 
  • Marilyn Horne Archive -- $250,000 


Harriett B. Wick Chapel is our nondenominational chapel located in a serene spot on campus near the Tunungwant Creek. Many events are held in the building, including religious services, weddings, lectures, induction ceremonies and musical performances. The building is also the perfect spot in which to meditate and reflect. 

The Sarah B. Dorn Schantz Pipe Organ, a magnificent 17-rank pipe organ, was built by the Schantz Organ Co. in Orrville, Ohio, and is a focal point in the chapel. 

Kessel Athletic Complex  has had several enhancements, which will result in improved facilities for softball, baseball, tennis and soccer players and their fans. The complex now has a new softball field with a new concession stand, press box, restrooms, scoreboard and lights. A new concession stand, press box, restrooms and bleachers were also added to the baseball field. Additionally, an accessible path to the field was added along with safe parking. 

Swarts Hall is Pitt-Bradford’s first academic building. Recent renovations have included new HVAC and electrical systems; new floors, ceilings and windows; upgraded restrooms and elevators; an automated sprinkler and fire system; and technology updates that brought the building into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. 

Marilyn Horne Archive is being donated by Marilyn Horne, internationally renowned opera star and Bradford native, who is giving the university a significant collection of memorabilia. This collection will have significant scholarly and cultural value not only to campus but also to the surrounding community. We intend to house her archive in the Seneca Building, so everyone can see and enjoy it.