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GREENSBURG, PA—With more than $25 million in gifts and pledges to date, Seton Hill College announced today that it has reached its $21.5 million Achieving the Dream: Endowment and Capital Campaign goal two years ahead of schedule. The Campaign, the largest in the history of Seton Hill, has also surpassed goals set in other fund-raising drives in Westmoreland County. According to Paul M. Pohl, Chair of the Board of Trustees, “the success of the Campaign is largely attributable to its leadership team including board members Christine Delegram Farrell, Maureen S. O’Brien, and community leader, Christine Jack Toretti.” Funds from the Campaign have been used to renovate and restore the College’s historic Administration Building, create endowed student scholarships, establish classrooms and learning spaces equipped with up-to-date technology, and to start new graduate programs at the Greensburg campus. The Campaign brought the College its first $1 million challenge contribution from an alumna, a gift from Mary Ellen (Mel) Lawrie Cooney-Higgins ’64 for a scholarship for students with financial need and academic merit. Cooney-Higgins designated her gift as a challenge, “to inspire my classmates and others to step forward with new and increased gifts to Seton Hill.” Christine Mueseler, Vice President for Institutional Advancement added the gift is doing just that, “Alumnae are stepping forward with gifts double and triple those ever made to the College previously. Much of the fund-raising increase at Seton Hill has been spiked by the Campaign’s success. The College has already secured more than $4.4 million in gifts during the 2000-2001 fiscal year, almost $2.5 million more than we raised in total during 1997-1998. This Campaign has tremendous momentum and we are proud that alumnae, trustees and friends have played such an important role in sustaining it.”