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Student and Alumni Feedback


The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement afforded me the opportunity to participate in a dynamic program with other leaders that enriched my overall experience in my current career.  The curriculum was a great mix of courses that enhanced my business, legal, human resource, ethical and leadership skills.  The program was an unforgettable experience that prepared me further for the next step of my career and life in general."

Stephanie Foltz
Vice President, Client Relations & Loan Operations
Student loan servicing company


The SLPA program enhances the leadership skills and knowledge that is necessary for both military and civilian careers.  The SLPA program has supported my education tremendously.  The professional faculty has always been available and willing to assist and answer questions for class, along with providing advice for personal and professional matters.  SLPA staff is truly helpful, courteous, and kind.  Everyone has been great and I wouldn’t trade the experience for another!

SFC Charles A Long
2/312th Finance Specialist
AG OPFOR NCO


"This feels like the place I have been searching for all along. The classes, instructors, and atmosphere on campus have been very uplifting and intellectually stimulating. I look forward to the years I'll spend here."

Matthew Bendford,  CPhT
VA Medical Center, Butler PA


"I had a blast being back at school. I really do believe this is a life changing event for me…. I could not be happier to be a part of Duquesne!”

Steve Buccilli
After Market Team Leader, Respironics


"I have found this online program to be an excellent alternative to the traditional classroom that provides working adults with the ability to continue their education. I could not have completed my degree without this online structure. These courses were just as challenging and, in my opinion, much more demanding than some of what I have experienced in the classroom. The instructors were excellent both academically and structurally in that they demanded participation online yet always offered their availability via phone as well. Thank you again!”

Sherri A. Cobb
Trust Officer, Employee Benefit Administration and Compliance, SEI Private Trust Company


"After a full two years of total exposure to the real issues of leadership - from the legal to the humanistic perspective and beyond - I am proud with myself that I made the right decision to pursue this course. I am fully confident that the skills I acquired not only will enhance my professional career at the United Nations, but also have prepared the ground work for me to embark on a new venture after retirement from the United Nations service.”

Abdullah Saleh Mbamba
Former Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Canberra - Retired


"The School of Leadership and Professional Advancement instilled in me a great sense of strength, value, desire to achieve, and of course, leadership.  The professors and staff genuinely cared about my success and went the extra mile to ensure the materials covered in class were enriching and beneficial to their students.  My classes also gave me a great opportunity to share ideas with fellow leaders, all while learning each individual's experiences and motivations.  This program helped lead me to my true calling and gave me the confidence to start my own travel and network marketing business.  My ultimate goal is to be successful, both in life and in business, and my Master's Degree from Duquesne is playing a huge part in helping me obtain that goal."

Jason Cercone
President and CEO, Voyagewire.com