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File #: 11283-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Proclamation Status: Read & Filed
File created: 11/1/2019 In control: County Council
On agenda: 11/6/2019 Final action: 11/6/2019
Title: Proclamation recognizing Chatham University for celebrating their 150th anniversary.
Sponsors: Paul Klein
Proclamation recognizing Chatham University for celebrating their 150th anniversary.

WHEREAS, Chatham University, an exceptional university located in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA is celebrating their 150th anniversary this year; and
WHEREAS, in 1869, Chatham University was originally founded as the Pennsylvania Female College and provided women with an education comparable to that which men could receive at the time. It was established on the principles of access and equity by ensuring that women were able to obtain the education that they were being denied access to by the educational system of the mid-1800’s; and
WHEREAS, in 1890, the institution was renamed as the Pennsylvania College for Women. The name was modified once more in 1955 to Chatham College in honor of William Pitt. In 2007, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted Chatham university status which sparked Chatham’s newest tradition, University Day. In 2008, Chatham University expanded and created a second campus in the Eastside; and
WHEREAS, Chatham University offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of sustainability; health and wellness; business and communications; and the arts and sciences. They boast several centers, including: the Women’s Institute, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics, and the Center for Regional Agriculture, Food, and Transformation (CRAFT); and
WHEREAS, Chatham University has since furthered their accomplishments by becoming a fully coed institution and growing enrollment to 2,200 students. Those students are fortunate to be receiving a high-quality education at such an outstanding university; and

WHEREAS, building lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work are the values that Chatham University’s mission statement is based upon. With those values guiding the University and its students, the graduates are bound to be well-rounded, ...

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