Steubenville, Ohio (WTRF) — Times are tough for many private universities, but growth at Franciscan colleges shows no signs of slowing down.
And on Friday, the latest new building to appear on campus cut the ribbon.
Caraperotti Fieldhouse provides facilities for Franciscan soccer, lacrosse and rugby players and their fans.
This is part of a new development brought about by our partnership with Trinity Health System. Trinity Health System has also named the field itself.
University Chancellor Father. His Dave Pivonka, who graduated in 1989, is amazed at the growth he has seen in his 30 years.
There used to be no place for student-athletes to change, locker rooms, restrooms…so much great stuff is happening in the Steubenville Valley. Part of it.
Father.Dave Pibonka, President of Franciscan University
The school also broke ground on a new academic hall and conference center today.
It’s all related to the “Rebuild My Church” campaign, which has raised tens of millions of dollars for the expansion of the Franciscan Order.
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