Keystone College

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Keystone College
MottoProgress Through Effort
TypePrivate, 4-year, Co-Educational
Endowment$8 million
PresidentDr. Tracy L. Brundage
Location, ,
Sports22 men's and women's teams

Keystone College is a private college in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The college's official mailing address is La Plume, Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County; however, much of the campus is in Factoryville, Pennsylvania in Wyoming County. The school was founded in 1868. Enrolling approximately 1,400 students, Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, fine arts, science, environmental resource management, geology, and social sciences.


Keystone Academy was founded in 1868 by Dr. John Howard Harris. The Academy was originally chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1868, with instruction beginning the following year in the local Baptist church in Factoryville. At the time it was chartered, Keystone Academy was the only high school between Binghamton, New York and Scranton, Pennsylvania. In 1934, Keystone Academy was rechartered as Scranton-Keystone Junior College. In 1944, the name of the College was shortened to Keystone Junior College. The current name Keystone College was adopted in 1995. In 1998, the College received formal approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer baccalaureate degree programs. In 2014, Keystone received approval to offer master's degrees.

Presidents of the College[edit]

  • Dr. Tracy L. Brundage, 2018-
  • Dr. David Coppola 2013–2018
  • Dr. Edward G. Boehm, Jr. 1995–2013
  • Charles F. Kennedy 1994–1995
  • Dr. Robert E. Mooney, Jr. 1987–1994
  • Margaretta Belin Chamberlin 1985–1987
  • Dr. Louis V. Wilcox, Jr. 1983–1985
  • John B. Hibbard 1975–1983
  • Dr. Harry K. Miller 1960–1975
  • Dr. Blake Tewksbury 1945–1960
  • Byron S. Hollinshead 1934–1945


Sickler Hall

Keystone's scenic 276-acre (1.1 km²) campus, located at the gateway to the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, features hiking trails and a freshwater stream. The campus is 15 miles northwest of Scranton, on U.S. Routes 6 and 11 and is located in both Lackawanna and Wyoming counties.

Woodlands Campus[edit]

Keystone's 170-acre Woodlands Campus features approximately seven miles of hiking trails that are open to students and the public seven days a week from dawn until dusk. Keystone also has made an addition to its back campus, including the Trolley Trail, named after the Scranton Trolleys. The Trolley Trail is a long-term project and will continue to be extended into Dalton.

Academic Buildings[edit]

  • Harris Hall: named after John Howard Harris, founder and benefactor of Keystone Academy.
  • Capwell Science Hall
  • Brooks Hall
  • Miller Library
  • Kemmerer Hall
  • Art Center

Administration/Non-Academic Buildings[edit]

  • Alumni Hall
  • Hedgewood
  • Hibbard Campus Center
  • Patrick Hall
  • Sabiston Hall
  • Sickler Hall
  • Sisson Hall
  • Ward Hall

Athletic Facilities[edit]

  • Athletic Field and Track Complex
  • Gambal Athletic Center: Ace Spalding Arena, Fornicola Wellness Center, Weight Training Room
  • Ned Boehm Field
  • Edmunds Field
  • Christy Mathewson Field
  • Diane Murray Tennis Center

Residence Halls[edit]

  • Moffat Residence Hall: A first-year experience community, Moffat is co-ed by suite with a capacity of approximately 140 students.
  • Frear/Reynolds Residence Hall: Features include double occupancy rooms for the sophomore experience community. Co-ed by floor with a capacity of approximately 145 students.
  • The Dr. Edward G. Boehm and Mrs. Regina E. Boehm Residence Hall: An upperclassmen residence hall, Boehm Hall is co-ed by suite with a capacity of approximately sixty students. An independent living community, each of its eight suites features four double occupancy rooms, three bathrooms, a common living room and a full kitchen. Two living-learning communities (leadership, music/fine arts) are also available in Boehm Hall.
  • Hollinshead Residence Hall: A first-year experience community, Hollinshead is co-ed by floor with approximately 50 students.
  • Tewksbury Residence Hall: A first-year experience community, Tewksbury is co-ed by floor with approximately 50 students.
  • Davis Hall: An independent living community, Davis features six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a common living room and a full kitchen. Davis is home to approximately 10 upperclassmen.
  • 39 College Avenue: An independent living community, the house features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a common living room, and a full kitchen and houses approximately nine students.


Keystone College offers around 40 degree options at the undergraduate and graduate levels in eleven different academic programs within two schools. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Turock School of Arts and Sciences

  • Communication and Liberal Studies
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Social Sciences
  • Visual Arts

School of Professional Studies

  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Sports and Recreation

Graduate Studies[edit]

Keystone College offers graduate programs in the following areas and delivery formats:

  • Accountancy - online
  • Business Administration (MBA) - online
  • Early Childhood Education Leadership - hybrid
  • Sport and Leadership Management - online


Keystone's 22 teams compete in the Colonial States Athletic Conference as a Division III school under the NCAA. Teams are known as the Giants, named after the baseball team that alumnus Christy Mathewson played for.

Men's teams[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football (scheduled to compete beginning in 2019)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

Women's teams[edit]

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball


The Key is the student newspaper. The Keystonian is the college magazine for alumni and friends.

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°33′32″N 75°46′30″W / 41.559°N 75.775°W / 41.559; -75.775