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Waynesburg University
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Established 1849
Type Private, Liberal Arts
President Timothy R. Thyreen
Undergraduates 1,500
Location Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Rural
Colors Dark Orange, Black
Mascot Jackets
Website www.waynesburg.edu

Waynesburg University is a private, Christian, liberal arts college located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The university offers graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations, and enrolls over 2,500 students, including approximately 1,500 undergraduates. Also included in the undergraduate population is Patrick Crawford, who was voted by GQ Magazine as the 2009 Man of the Year.

Waynesburg University was founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Waynesburg University is located on a contemporary campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three adult centers located in the Pittsburgh regions of Southpointe, North Hills and Monroeville.

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Community Service

Through the Center for Service Leadership, students are connected with organizations according to their field of study. The college community commits over 38,000 hours of service each year to over 50 agencies and community projects. On average, University students perform 1,400 hours of community service a week, both domestically and internationally.

The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of 27 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

Graduate and Professional Studies

The Graduate School of Professional Studies program offers degrees in business, nursing, education, and counseling in three Pittsburgh locations as well as in Waynesburg. The Master of Business Administration program is the third largest in the Pittsburgh region. Waynesburg University also offers a Doctoral Program of Nursing Practice.

Athletics

Waynesburg University's athletics, the Yellow Jackets, compete in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) fielding 9 varsity teams for both men and women.

The Yellow Jackets cross country teams are headed by coach Blair Zimmerman, which hosted the PAC championship meet and NCAA mideast regional meet during the 2006 and 2008s cross country seasons. This team consistently has many players named to the PAC Conference Academic Honor Roll. The Track and Field team was re-started beginning with the 2005 season. Coaches include: Jason Falvo (head), Chris Hardie (throws), and Luke Payson (jumps).

In 1939, Waynesburg College's football team played in the first televised football game against Fordham University. The Yellow Jackets football team won the NAIA 1966 National Championship Game in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Notable former athletes

John (Jack) Wiley, former National Football League player (Pittsburgh Steelers), University of Pittsburgh Assistant Coach, and Waynesburg University's football stadium bears his name.

Mike Czerwien, former Wayneburg University Yellow Jacket, is NCAA all-division record holder for sacks with 53.5 career sacks, surpassing the previous mark of 49.0 set by Steven Wilson of King’s (Pa.) in Division III.

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Coordinates: 39°54′00″N 80°11′13″W / 39.9°N 80.1869°W / 39.9; -80.1869


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