December Class of 2012 Commencement
Duquesne University's Annual Winter Commencement was held on December 20, 2012 in the AJ Palumbo Center. The group of 580 students is the largest Winter Commencement Class to ever graduate from Duquesne University. Representing the Mylan School of Pharmacy, 30 students earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and four students from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences earned Masters and Ph.D. degrees.
"Having been the admissions officer for most of these graduating students, it's very rewarding to see them complete the program. I am excited to hear about all of the terrific things they will do in their careers," said Scott Copley, Director of Admissions and Data Management.
The day's events began with a Baccalaureate Mass in the Chapel, followed by the University's commencement ceremony. Following the graduation ceremony, the Mylan School of Pharmacy hosted a gathering for the graduates and their families in the Africa Room, located in the Student Union.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.