In a large ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-dubbed Mesa Center for Higher Education in Mesa, Ariz., that was also attended virtually by a handful of college officials in Fulton via streaming video feed, Westminster College President Barney Forsythe officially opened Westminster College's second campus Thursday.
The new college will share space in the recently renovated former Mesa Municipal Courthouse with Wilkes University of Pennsylvania.
"It's a great day to be a blue jay," Forsythe said. "At Westminster, we mark our history and traditions of 162 years with some key days ... and now, Aug. 15, 2013, there's the establishment of Westminster at Mesa."
Forsythe said the Mesa campus will seek to provide the same educational environment and methods the college is known for.