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    Duquesne Awarding Honorary Degree to Educational Reform Advocate

    Duquesne University will confer an honorary doctor of humane letters upon Dr. Michael G. Fullan at its 2012 Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 4, at 5 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Center.

    Fullan, a distinguished scholar, teacher and mentor, is a recognized authority on change in the field of education and educational policy. He serves as a consultant for educational systems in Puerto Rico, the Netherlands, Australia and in the United States. Fullan also is special education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and to the Minister of Education.

    An award-winning author, Fullan's work has appeared in Education Forum and Education Week, and his books Change Wars and Leading In a Culture of Change each were named Book of the Year by the Learning Forward organization. He also serves on the advisory and editorial boards of numerous journals, including the American Journal of Education, the Journal of Education Policy and the Canadian Journal of Education.

    As president of Michael Fullan Enterprises, he teamed up with Microsoft's Partners in Learning initiative, through which his company provides training and has published a list of the top 20 books on leadership and change as well as the best websites that feature tools, instruments and ideas for improving leadership.

    Fullan will deliver remarks at Duquesne's School of Education Diploma Ceremony on Saturday, May 5, at 3 p.m. in the A.J. Palumbo Center.

    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.