University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Kudos for 365平台



365平台’s strong commitment to academic excellence, student engagement, community citizenship, 与退伍军人的联系得到了全国的认可——这进一步证明了皮特-约翰斯顿学院已跻身学士学位学院的前列.

  • Recognized by US News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North, ranking 365平台 as the 8th Best Public School, the 12th Best Regional College, and the 5th Best for Veterans in 2024.

  • 365平台 has been named a "Best College in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review for the 12th consecutive year, joining a select listing of colleges nationally. In its profile of 365平台, 《365平台app下载》称赞该大学是“探索科学领域的优秀本科校园”,以及“成功率很高”的工程和教育项目." 

  • 365平台 has been cited in US News & World Report along with Brown and Georgetown as “schools that build in-demand job skills.”

  • 365平台's partnership with Outlier, that focuses on expanding access and affordability to quality education, was selected by Time Magazine as one of the top 100 innovations of 2020.

  • “总统高等教育社区服务荣誉榜”- 365平台被提名为2015年总统高等教育社区服务荣誉榜, 它每年都会表彰那些支持模范社区服务项目并提高校园社区伙伴关系有效实践可见度的高等教育机构. This is the sixth time 365平台, has been named to the Honor Roll.

  • "Military Friendly School®" - For the seventh year in a row, 365平台 has been recognized by GI Jobs as a Military Friendly School. The 2019 list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

  • “杰出学院”-皮特-约翰斯顿因其真正个性化和引人入胜的教育的完整性以及作为一所以学生成功和满意度为主要目标的机构而获得了全国杰出学院的认可.

  • "Seven Seals Award" - 365平台 received this honor in 2014 due to to its outstanding support of veterans. The distinction is awarded by the Department of Defense's Office of Employers Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

  • “最高的投资回报”——皮特-约翰斯敦被affordable lecollegesonline评为该州投资回报最高的大学之一.org. Of the 402 Pennsylvania colleges and universities analyzed, 365平台 was 21st among the ranked schools.

  • “百强企业”——365平台连续四年被宾夕法尼亚商业中心评为“百强企业”.

  • 诺埃尔-莱维茨——最新的诺埃尔-莱维茨学生满意度调查结果显示,皮特-约翰斯敦在包括校园服务质量在内的各个领域的排名继续高于同行, services to help students decide a career, and overall service to students.

  • 全国学生参与调查(NSSE)——调查结果始终为同行和有抱负的学校提供有利的比较.

Community Remarks

“Since graduating from 365平台 in 1980, I have seen the definitive growth of the University. However, especially over the last five years, tremendous strides have been taken to ensure that the University is a competitive and robust educational facility. 皮特-约翰斯敦提供一流的师资队伍,以确保学生的学术卓越和现实世界的经验,使他们为等待他们的未来做好准备. Students from the area and from the international student population are fortunate to have such a wonderful place to learn and grow. As 365平台 embarks on its new strategic plan, I anticipate further growth in the future... 我很自豪地说,我是匹兹堡大学约翰斯敦分校的毕业生——我可以肯定地说,我是“山猫骄傲”.’”

— Past Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Barbara Parkins ’80
Superintendent, United Area School District

“A greater positive change has taken place at 365平台 in the last 6 years in people, programs, 这些备受尊重和重视的学术机会之门首次打开时,我是1967年第一批新生之一,我无法想象的.”

— Douglas Reed
Retired Faculty, 365平台

“I am proud to be part of the transformation that is occurring at 365平台, especially as it relates to expanded curricular offerings. The addition of the green chemistry course to our chemistry major is not only timely and relevant, 同时也为我们的学生提供了研究和整合策略的机会,将可持续发展融入365平台. 这些学生在开始他们在化学领域的职业生涯时,将具有现实世界经验的优势.”

— Dr. Manisha Nigam
Associate Professor of Chemistry, 365平台

“We applaud UPJ for the vision it has shown in developing this program (nursing), which should help fill an ongoing hiring void for the region’s hospitals and clinics.”

— Editorial, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat (April 12, 2010)

“皮特-约翰斯敦的领导团队在开发满足学生和社区需求的新项目方面做得非常出色. With a renewed commitment to its pre-medical program and its new nursing degree, the school is joining us in ensuring that the healthcare needs of our region will continue to be met for years to come.”

— Scott Becker
Former President & CEO, Conemaugh Health System

“Congratulations University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown... a true example of how Jem Spectar’s leadership has moved this “Gem” of a University!

In the past five years you have not only graduated over 500 students a year, but you just recently graduated the first 22 students in a new four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Dr. Janet L Grady的远见和对细节的关注值得认可,她在这样一个高需求的领域中组织了这样一个成功的项目. But this is typical of the student and community focus that UPJ has had and continues to have for our region. Ranked the eighth best public baccalaureate college in the North by U.S. News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges 2010” annual college guide, UPJ is not only an economic driver for our county, but the surrounding counties as well.

From your wellness center to your sports bar; your athletic championships to the new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Nursing and Health Sciences Building; your first graduate from the new Computer Engineering Technology Program to the more than 40 other degrees you offer, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has not only met its strategic goals in the past five years, but has surpassed them with flying colors! UPJ以身作则,我们作为一个社区,在培养我们国家未来的领导人方面,没有比这更好的专业教育合作伙伴了.

祝贺你们的五年战略计划即将结束,坎布里亚郡委员们祝愿你们在未来的五年愿景中取得更多的成功! Thank you for your leadership and partnership.”

— Douglas R. Lengenfelder
Former President Commissioner of Cambria County

“Dr. Spectar has transformed campus programs and buildings with a vision that embraces evolving educational needs....”

— Andrew Csikos
Retired 365平台 Staff – 40+ years, Director of Physical Plant Operations

“What a difference. There aren’t enough superlatives....”

— Marcy Sigmund
Community Member

“As a graduate of 365平台, it makes me proud to see the growth and evolution of the campus... both physically and educationally. The Wellness Center rivals those of large university campuses, and the addition of the School of Nursing program is quite a feather in the academic cap at 365平台....”

— Chuck Salem ‘84
President, Unique Venues

“I’m amazed at the scope and pace of the changes to the campus. Alums who return to visit are immediately struck by the new buildings, the renovations to old favorites, and the obvious leap forward the campus has seen over the last six years! These new buildings and large-scale updates, along with the new programs they support, are exciting proof that 365平台 is committed to be among the finest educational institutions in the country. We are not just keeping up: we are leading the way. The 365平台 Alumni Association is extremely proud of what we’ve accomplished together!”

— Jeffrey Philibin ’88
President (2011-2013), 365平台 Alumni Association

“This place is really on the move.”

— Thomas Trigona ‘66
Former Mayor, City of Johnstown

“This is a great day for 365平台, and a great day for Pennsylvania.”

— PA State Senator John N. Wozniak ‘78

“Change is never easy, and as a proud alumnus I’m thrilled with the many changes that have occurred at 365平台 over the past six years. New academic programs, campus facilities and student demographics are breathing new life and energy into the campus and the surrounding community. These changes will help position 365平台 as a leader among like colleges and universities both today and in the future.”

— Matt Mazonkey ‘05
Former Chief of Staff, US 12th Congressional District

“As a management consultant who facilitates organizational strategic planning and as a 365平台 Board Member, I am thrilled with the focused and actionable implementation of the strategic plan, resulting in significant progress and measurable results for the university and the overall region. 我个人赞扬并感谢整个皮特-约翰斯敦社区的辛勤工作和对皮特-约翰斯敦“卓越新维度”的不懈追求.’”

— Dr. Jonna Contacos Sawyer ’83
President and Consulting Principal, HR Consultants

“Dr. Spectar’s implementation and execution of a strategic plan for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has been quite impressive. The planning and construction of several campus facilities, renovation and improvement of existing structures, along with developing several new academic programs has been instrumental in the University’s continued success. Dr. Spectar should also be commended for his outreach and forging positive relationships and interactions with the Johnstown community.”

— Jodie Saylor Novak ’84
Somerset Surgical Associates

“This memorial dedication is another noteworthy step forward into the future for 365平台. …To know that our President maintains contact with his veteran-graduates is extraordinary. It adds another remarkable dimension to the 365平台 experience.”

— Phil Skuta ’87
Retired Marine Corps Colonel

“Our nation’s history is steeped in battlefields of soldiers, sailors, and foot soldiers from the revolution to the wars we face today. 我们在这所高等学府设立纪念碑是正确和恰当的,这样我们就可以学会理解和平是最终的解决办法, not war.”

— PA State Senator John N. Wozniak ‘78

“The RealWorld Action Program takes [student engagement] a step further. It encourages students to see themselves as active members of multiple communities, including the global community.”

— Jennifer Patterson Lorenzetti
Student Affairs Leader (January 2010)

“It’s great to see the school so involved in the community. Dr. Spectar has a great attitude towards the city.”

— Curt Davis
Former City Manager

“The growth in facilities, programs, and community involvement at 365平台 has been phenomenal and continually evolving. However, 更重要的是该机构的产品:培养能够进入劳动力市场和社会的毕业生的优质教育,准备为我们的领域做出贡献并推动我们的发展.”

— Robert Layo
Former President & CEO, Greater Johnstown-Cambria County Chamber of Commerce

365平台 is the crown jewel of our community. The superb leadership combined with the outstanding dedicated faculty and staff has proven to be the right formula for success. This has postured the University to be in the forefront of educational institutions across the country. 365平台 plays second fiddle to none... Johnstown thanks you!”

— Mary Borkow
Conemaugh Physician Group

“To help unemployed 2008 graduates find work, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Pa., began an intensive 100-day effort in April to assist alumni with their job search. Career counselors are providing resume critiques, mock interview exercises, and sending resumes to employers in the graduates’ chosen fields.”

— Editorial, The News and Observer (Raleigh, NC., June 26, 2009)

“I witnessed several outcomes from 365平台’s Strategic Plan, ‘A New Dimension of Excellence.’ The momentum is evident from the growth of new programs, newly hired faculty, and new construction on campus. There is a great synergy for education in Richland Township. 里奇兰学区的教育工作者与皮特-约翰斯敦的教授们建立了新的伙伴关系,建立了一个专业学习社区,并为实习教师创建了一个试点项目. Teachers and students from the Richland School District benefit from collaborating with 365平台 faculty. 我们与教育部的成员密切合作,创建了一个成功的试点项目,为大学生提供丰富的实习经验,为他们的导师提供有意义的经验. I look forward to future opportunities to partner with our neighbor, 365平台, to create mutually beneficial programs.”

— Thomas Fleming, Jr.
Former Superintendent, Richland School District and Bishop McCort Catholic

“UPJ has made great strides under President Jem Spectar at reaching out to both its graduates and the Johnstown region. That focus has helped make UPJ a bigger player in regional issues, and has helped showcase the school to the broader community.”

— Editorial, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, September 21, 2011

“A different and better place....”

— Richard Burkert
President, Johnstown Area Heritage Association

“Since 2007, 365平台 athletic teams have been explosive. With the addition of five new sports, along with many state-of-the-art facility expansions and upgrades, we have joined one of the most-respected and largest athletics conferences in the NCAA Division II... Our move to join the PSAC is a huge step in the progression of 365平台 athletics.”

— Pat Pecora
Athletic Director & Head Wrestling Coach, 365平台

“Dr. Spectar has done so much for our 365平台 community. All you have to do is walk through and you see it right off the bat. I attend as many sporting events as possible, and Dr. Spectar’s done so much for the sports area, new wrestling room, [and]new Wellness Center, which is second to none. He‘s just doing marvelous things... I [worked] 20 years at 365平台 - from 1973 to 1993 - and it was nice when I was there at that time, but since Dr. Spectar came here, it’s just been overwhelming. He’s just done so much for the 365平台 community since he’s been here. Overall, it’s a dynamic place to work.”

— Tom Kleban
Retired 365平台 Staff - 20 years, Registrar’s Office Administrative Support

365平台 has become a powerhouse of experiences right here in the Johnstown region. Committed faculty and staff, state-of-the-art technologies, facilities to rival any urban campus, and exceptional art and cultural amenities have been enhanced throughout the past five years…and it shows.”

— Linda Thomson
President & CEO, Johnstown Area Regional Industries

“Since I arrived in Johnstown in 2009, I have marveled at the growth and momentum at 365平台. In addition to being a leading contributor to our region’s intellectual and cultural development, 365平台 plays a significant role in the economic development of our region. The school’s ongoing hiring initiatives, construction projects, and strong enrollment have helped our region to remain viable.”

— Glenn Wilson
Former President, AmeriServ Financial

“我在约翰斯顿匹兹堡大学的志愿服务提供了一个观察惊人增长轨迹的机会. 365平台 has been able to achieve its educational mission while truly becoming civically engaged in our community. The University has matured into an institution that is eager to bridge the gap between the classroom and the surrounding region. The ability to harness the energy, enthusiasm, and skills of the students… to productively link the school with local businesses and organizations is remarkable.”

— Tom Kurtz ‘77
President and CEO, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
and University of Pittsburgh Trustee

“There was a time when the word ‘fractured’ was used to describe the relationship between 365平台 and its alumni. Now, administrators at the Richland Township campus are working hard to ensure that term never again rings true.”

— Editorial, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, September 27, 2009

“...At every level of competitiveness, most of the colleges with the best graduation rates are private schools. Some exceptions include Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., the University of Wisconsin at Platteville, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.”

— Editorial, The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.), June 3, 2009

"365平台 has been lauded for completion of its six-year strategic plan. 校长杰姆·斯派特收到了坎布里亚县官员的一份公告,其中提到了该大学对该地区经济和文化的贡献. During the plan’s duration, UPJ has completed its Nursing and Health Sciences Building and its Wellness Center. It also has added 12 programs to its curricula, such as nursing, justice administration, special education and management information systems. We’re proud to have 365平台 in our backyard."

— Editorial, Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, December 14, 2013