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Race Honoring Fallen Marine Returns to Duquesne on April 13

The Duquesne University community will again gather to join in celebrating the life and service of Marine Sgt. Ryan Lane by dedicating a campus 5K run/walk in his honor on Saturday, April 13.

Lane was killed in action in Afghanistan in July 2009 on his second tour of duty. His family has dedicated years of service to the University; aunt Renee Kochanski works in housekeeping and mother Kathy Haney worked at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park from 1989 to 2004.

The run, sponsored by the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, in partnership with the Office of Residence Life, is a collaborative effort organized by ROTC students at Duquesne. Proceeds contribute to a scholarship endowment in Ryan's name that will help a deserving veteran student defray education expenses at Duquesne. To date, the effort has exceeded its initial goal and organizers are looking to maximize scholarship opportunities.

The entry fee of $20 includes a T-shirt, and the chance to win prizes. Registration can be completed online; the website also can accept donations from those unable to attend.

Race day registration will be available, with payment by credit, debit or a check made payable to Duquesne University. 

Updates and more information are available on Facebook.

For more information, contact Don Accamando, military program director, at 412.396.5366.

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.