Hidden Splendor: Discover Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley
US Airways Magazine
By JoAnn Greco
Excerpt, Page 3:
Education Epicenter: Cumberland’s top schools train future leaders.
Cumberland Valley boasts six institutions of higher education, including Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, Central Pennsylvania College, Messiah College, and Penn State Dickinson School of Law. But two of the valley’s prominent schools
find their home in Carlisle. The U.S. Army War College, which moved to its present
location near Carlisle in 1951, has trained top military leadership in strategic command since the early 20th century. Students conduct research and learn about the latest in military technology.
Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, founded Dickinson College in 1783. Today the liberal arts school stays true to Rush’s innovative vision with global study-abroad programs, a sustainability program (complete with a college farm that supplies food for the dining hall), and hands-on learning opportunities.