Rangos School of Health Sciences
Scholarship Funds: OurSpiritan founders and sponsors were determined that the benefits of a Duquesne education should be available to all, regardless of ability to pay. Endowed scholarships ensure that Duquesne can attract and retain talented and motivated students for generations to come.
A particular concern for students in the Rangos School is the need for Educational Emergency Funds. With many of the School’s clinically-intensive offerings extending beyond the traditional four years and limiting outside employment opportunities, students often experience unforeseen financial circumstances that force them to drop out before completing their degree programs. Emergency funds will assist students in overcoming these obstacles. Both revolving and endowed funds are needed.
Unrestricted Funds: Unrestricted gifts allow the dean to direct resources to the School’s most critical needs and to respond to unexpected opportunities. The majority of gifts to the Rangos School are designated for a specific program or purpose, making such discretionary funds particularly valuable.
Human Anatomy Dissection Laboratory: This laboratory supports cadaver dissection for teaching and research of the human anatomy. The complex also features a separate, adjoining room for the preparation of special specimens, and four television monitors for videotape presentations and remote viewing of procedures. A naming opportunity is available for a donor providing endowment funds to perpetually support the lab’s operation.
Equipment and Technology Funds: Support is sought for the continuous acquisition, maintenance and upgrading of state-of-the art educational technology. Specific needs include the most advanced patient simulation technology—computerized mannequins that can be programmed to present a wide variety of symptoms, providing students with challenging and realistic clinical exercises.
Service Learning Mission Trips: For the past several years, the School has conducted mission trips to Africa. While administration would like to formalize these opportunities within the service learning requirement of the University’s new undergraduate core curriculum, funding is needed to assist students with travel expenses and provide amore permanent infrastructure for the program.
Faculty Endowments: Endowed chairs and professorships help the School to attract and retain outstanding teachers and scholars.