President's Message from Fall Portraits 2005
Dear Friends and Supporters:
During the last four decades, the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has served as the pathway for personal and professional development for students in northwest and north central Pennsylvania who envisioned better lives for themselves and their families. The word has spread far-and-wide that Pitt-Bradford students are phenomenally successful when they leave our institution and that one reason for their success is a simple guiding principle embodied in our vision statement. Faculty, staff, and administrators have an abiding commitment to the principle that ensuring the success of all students is everyone’s responsibility. The success that our students experience after graduation can be attributed directly to the safe, friendly and intellectually stimulating undergraduate experience fashioned by our faculty and staff members.
Students from all areas of Pennsylvania and other states, such as, New York, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington D.C., and Texas are enrolling at Pitt-Bradford in greater numbers each year. The stories contained in this issue of Portraits document the growing interest of these students in Pitt-Bradford and the success they experience as they complete their studies. Very salient in the testimonies of the students is the importance they attach to the eagerness of our faculty members to take personal interest in their growth and intellectual maturity. For many, that personal interest was a turning point in their educational career.
The theme of this issue of Portraits is A Season of Firsts. I speak for the entire Pitt-Bradford family in saying congratulations to the many students from the graduating class of 2005 who are settling into their first jobs or adjusting to the next level of study in graduate or professional school. We’re proud of what they have accomplished and wish them well as they continue to discover their future.
I’d like to thank all of you for the loyal support you have given to our university. Without your continued support, we will not be able to continue to provide high quality education and service to citizens in our region.