The campus of Washington and Jefferson College is a fascinating place, one of the oldest college campuses in America, the oldest college west of the Allegheny mountains. We are standing now in this conversation in an academic building that was first built in 1793 and has been in continuous use ever since, and yet at the same time, we have state-of-the-art facilities, beautiful new facilities that are being made available to our students each and every year through the investment of the alumni of this college.
We are located in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in America. It's a city with endless opportunity for internships, jobs, experiential learning, but also entertainment, professional sports, things to do. We run a shuttle continuously to downtown Pittsburgh for students, so you get the best of both worlds here at W&J. You get to live on a snug, safe college campus in a beautiful, livable city in the suburbs, and at the same time have easy access to all the benefits of one of America's most attractive cities.
Washington and Jefferson is still true to the mission given us by our founders in the last days of the American Revolution. Today we are continuing to develop highly skilled professionals who, as our mission statement says, are people of uncommon integrity and who are dedicated to responsible citizenship. I think the founders of our college would be very proud of us today.