A wall size 20 foot wide by 8 foot high mural depicting a pastoral western Pennsylvania scene of rolling hills, ponds and a small circle of people meeting, will be unveiled at a small, private, ceremony at Seton Hill’s Center for Family Therapy in downtown Greensburg on Wednesday, February 7. The mural, which covers the entire length of the main interior hallway at the Center, was created by a graduate of Seton Hill’s Marriage and Family Therapy Center, Lora Losier-Clayton, of Greensburg, Pa. and current student Amy Needham of Laughlintown, Pa., as a gift to the Center.

“Our hope is that as people pass through the halls of the Center that the mural will bring comfort and be a point of sharing that brings people of all walks of life together,” said the artists.

“The mural adds to the warmth and beauty of the Center,” says Dr. Susan Cooley, Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Seton Hill.

The Seton Hill University Center for Family Therapy, located at 41 Otterman Street in the Stark and James Building in downtown Greensburg, promotes the use of family therapy as an alternative to potential incarceration by including the family to address issues leading to problematic drug and alcohol use. Seton Hill makes services available through the Center to youth and their families confronting a wide variety of life issues. The Center provides a sliding scale fee structure that makes its services affordable to all clients. Outcomes-based research conducted through the Center makes an important contribution to understanding best practices in the prevention and treatment of troubled behaviors among children, adolescents, and their families.

Seton Hill University, founded by the Sisters of Charity, is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pa. Chartered in 1918; Seton Hill offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and nine graduate programs, including an MBA. Seton Hill brings the world to its students through its distinguished lecturers and nationally and internationally renowned centers. Recognized three times by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Entrepreneurial Universities, Seton Hill has also been named one of the Best in the Northeast by The Princeton Review and one of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Businesses by Pennsylvania Business Central. In addition, Seton Hill has been named a University of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction, an organization founded by a group of concerned parents, educators and admissions professionals. For more information on Seton Hill please visit www.setonhill.edu or call 1-800-826-6234.


Note to media: This event is not open to the public, however, members of the media are welcome to attend. The mural unveiling will take place at 6 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 7 at Seton Hill University’s Center for Family Therapy, located at 41 Otterman Street in downtown Greensburg.

Media Contacts:

Becca Baker, Associate Director of Media Relations
724-830-1069 /724-689-3599 (cell) / bbaker@setonhill.edu

Rebecca Harvey, Director, Seton Hill Family Therapy Center
harvey@setonhill.edu / 724-552-0332