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Student and Alumni Highlights

Recipient of an Office of Multicultural Affairs Diversity and Leadership Award

John W. Foster from Reading, Pa, is a sophomore dual degree student in the School of Education and Liberal Arts, majoring in Secondary Education Social Studies and International Relations.

John was elected President of two organizations during his freshman year: the Collegiate 100 and St. Ann's Living and Learning Center. His freshman year, he was inducted into the Director's Circle. He currently serves as Tower's Living Learning Center President, the Executive Vice President of Residence Hall Association and as a Eucharistic Minister.

John won the campus-wide Public Speaking competition held by the Duquesne University Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies. He was recently named the Co-Student Spiritan Division Student of the Year and the Junior Achievement Student-Teacher of the Year.

Additionally, he is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, an auxiliary unit of the American Legion that assists veterans.

John plans to graduate in 2017, work for the government and later teach his experiences as a history teacher.

School of Education alumna Ashlee Mae Beckett '05 honored with Duquesne University's Mind, Heart, and Spirit Award

Ashlee is recognized for her commitment to educating students at Mt. Lebanon School District's Jefferson Middle School through relevant and engaging activities, including spearheading development of an annual International Club & International Night fundraiser to benefit orphanages in Colombia and Haiti. Learn more!

Hear our students talk about their own experiences and what they love about DU's School of Education.

Rachel Brown
Hometown: Wexford, PA
Class of 2014
Early Childhood Education Major
"I really like my professors. They care if I'm learning how to make a difference in the classroom, and they want to help me get to the point where I can."
Rachel's Experience

Congratulations 2012-2013 School of Education Graduates!

This year, the School of Education awarded 353 Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Master's, and Doctoral degrees! We are all so proud of the achievements they made during their academic career at Duquesne University, and anticpate a long line of future accomplishments from these individuals.

Leading Teacher Excellence Award Recipients Announced

During the May 4th School of Education Diploma Ceremony, the Undergraduate, Graduate, and Alumni Leading Teacher Excellence Award Recipients were announced and presented their plaques. The recipients are Jacob Minsinger (Undergraduate), Haley Koontz-Donohue (Graduate), and Lea Hutson (Alumni; pictured left). The Leading Teacher Program Excellence Award is given to an individual whose performance demonstrates excellence in one of the three Themes of the Leading Teacher Program: Leadership, Diversity and Technology and is framed in the Spiritan Tradition of Caring. The School of Education congratulates these recipients on this prestigious endowment!

SoE Senior Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

Congratulations to Kathryn Gallagher '13 for being awarded a 10 month Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in the Slovak Republic! Kathryn is an Elementary Education major in the School of Education's Leading Teacher Program as well as an International Relations major in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. Learn more about Katie in the Duquesne Duke!

School of Education Student Feature!

The Brashear Kids of Pittsburgh is an alternative educational programming that cultivates creative learning opportunities. The Brashear Association conducts afterschool and summer programs in South Pittsburgh neighborhoods. We are happy to see that Nicole Bobrzynski, undergraduate Middle Level student, has been featured on their blog! Read more about it here!