GREENSBURG, PA- The Teagle Foundation Inc, based in New York City, awarded a $330,000 grant to Seton Hill College. The grant will be used to implement two key goals of the College’s strategic plan, the development and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan and increased participation of alumni in the life of Seton Hill. “The Teagle Foundation grant comes at a most opportune time for Seton Hill,” said President JoAnne Boyle. “As the College moves toward university status the Teagle Foundation grant affords a tremendous opportunity to communicate Seton Hill’s national recognition to a wider audience and to spread the word about our distinctive programs.” Christine Mueseler, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, will direct the grant. Mueseler commented, “The funding interests of the Teagle Foundation were well matched with Seton Hill’s forward-looking agenda. The Teagle Foundation helps small liberal arts colleges strengthen their alumnae base in order to provide long-term self-sufficiency. Seton Hill’s case was strong and the timing was right. We are elated that the Foundation supported the full level of funding requested by the College.” Boyle added, “Seton Hill alumni live in all 50 states and in 27 countries and many have not only continued their involvement in the life of Seton Hill, they have also strengthened their commitment to the College. Funding from The Teagle Foundation will enable us to build initiatives that will enhance relationships between alumni and the College and between alumni and current students. We are delighted that the Teagle grant will help us raise public awareness and appreciation of the distinctive, immediate and lasting value of the liberal arts and Seton Hill College.” The Teagle Foundation was established in 1944 by Walter C. Teagle, president and later chairman of the board of Standard Oil Company New Jersey, which is now Exxon Corporation. The Foundation focuses on higher education, with an emphasis on small liberal arts colleges. This is the third national foundation to support Seton Hill College’s Achieving the Dream Capital and Endowment Campaign. Other national funding sources include The Hearst Foundation (New York City) and The Clare Boothe Luce Program of The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. (New York City).