Duquesne University’s DuquesneFest 2013
Duquesne University recently hosted their annual event, "DuquesneFest" for prospective students on Sunday, June 9th with over 2,000 high school students and their families in attendance. Many of the students who just finished their junior year of high school will enroll as college freshmen in Fall 2014.
The event is a well-organized and dynamic information session, which highlights each school's unique features and programs. All along Academic Walkway, tables are set-up with information ranging from financial aid and admissions processes to Residence Life, Campus Ministries, Student Activities, ROTC and more. Pharmacy's Admissions Counselor, Alana Harteis, was present to provide informal, personal discussions with prospective students. Additionally, campus tours were offered, as well as individual school presentations in the University's Power Center.
Dr. Thomas Mattei, Associate Dean, and Scott Copley, Director of Admissions and Data Management for the Mylan School of Pharmacy, addressed those in attendance who were interested in the pharmacy program.
According to Copley, "We were tremendously impressed with how many highly motivated students attended the event. Students and their parents asked insightful questions about the profession of pharmacy as well as Duquesne University."
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.