Wilhem S. Wurzer Scholarship Award
Wilhelm Wurzer, Ph.D., served the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies by teaching seminar courses in the Rhetoric Ph.D. program core. Professor of Philosophy and chair of the Philosophy Department at Duquesne for 35 years, Dr. Wurzer was a world-renowned scholar of 20th century continental philosophy. A great colleague and friend of the department, Dr. Wurzer was instrumental in advancing the intellectual rigor and national scholarly reputation of the Rhetoric Ph.D. program. He was also a key collaborator in forging stronger ties between philosophy and rhetoric at Duquesne. His contagious love for learning propelled him through a three-year battle against cancer in which he continued faithfully to teach graduate seminars and invite students into serious engagement with the precursors to and primary texts of continental thought. He cared for ideas and excelled as a scholar.