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Grant to support the University Center for the Arts in Downtown Greensburg

Greensburg, PA – The Directors of the Hillman Foundation have awarded a $250,000 grant to Seton Hill University in support of its University Center for the Arts, which will be built in downtown Greensburg.

“So many people have helped us with this dream, from the time when it was just a dream,” said Seton Hill University President Dr. JoAnne Boyle. “We’re very pleased to count the Hillman Foundation among our generous supporters.”

Seton Hill University’s new $11.5 million Center for the Arts includes an interconnected flexible theatre building and a recital hall for premier academic programs in music and theatre. The Center is being created through a partnership of Seton Hill University, the City of Greensburg, the Westmoreland Trust and the Greensburg Salem School District. The Center will help revive the Greensburg cultural district by building on the momentum of the recently restored and renovated Greensburg Train Station, Palace Theatre and historic Stark and James buildings.

To date, $8.5 million – including a $5 million appropriation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, over $1 million in private gifts and grants, and $2 million earmarked by the Seton Hill Board of Trustees for architect fees and site preparation – has been achieved toward the $11.5 million University Center project goal.

Seton Hill University, chartered in 1918, is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university with more than 30 undergraduate programs and 8 graduate programs, including an MBA. Seton Hill brings the world to its students through its distinguished lecturers and nationally and internationally renowned centers. Twice recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Entrepreneurial Universities, Seton Hill has also been named one of the Best Mid-Atlantic Colleges by The Princeton Review and one of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Businesses by Pennsylvania Business Central. For more information on Seton Hill please visit www.setonhill.edu or call 1-800-826-6234.