Thompson Resolution Congratulating Lock Haven University on 140 years Passes House

Apr 13, 2010

Washington, D.C.—A resolution honoring Lock Haven University on its 140th anniversary today passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote under the sponsorship of U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson, R-Howard.

“It was a pleasure for me to introduce this resolution for a school known for its excellent academic standards,” said Thompson.  “All three of my sons have attended LHU at various times in their academic careers, and my oldest, Parker, is a graduate.”

The resolution details that LHU was founded in 1870 as Central State Normal School, and has 17,000 living alumni.  Students can obtain degrees and certificates from 60 different undergraduate programs and three different graduate programs.

Currently, LHU has 4,665 undergraduate students at the main campus and 440 students at the Clearfield campus.

Some 97 percent of recent LHU graduates are employed or continuing their education and 84 percent of employed graduates are working in their field of study.

The resolution reads: “Resolved, that the House of Representatives congratulates Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania for 140 years of excellence in higher education.