QUINCY, Pa. — An Ohio seminary opening a satellite campus in Scotland, Pa., hopes to have 500 students there within five years.
Winebrenner Theological Seminary initially will hire about five people for the campus, which could employ 30 people if enrollment goals are met, according to David B. Newell, director of the Pennsylvania campus.
Winebrenner Theological Seminary is working on a sale agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of General Services for the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The state-operated boarding school closed in 2009.
Details of the sale agreement have not been released.
Winebrenner Theological Seminary, which had its start in 1942, expects to use the education building and some of the housing. It is seeking partners to offer classes, activities and services in other spaces on the 185-acre campus.
A midget football team already is using athletic fields, and a 10K will cross the campus soon.
Winebrenner officials addressed about 10 people who attended a Wednesday presentation about their plans. The information session at Quincy Village mirrored others being conducted in the area.