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Rangos, Duquesne’s Health Sciences School Namesake, to Deliver Commencement Keynote

John G. Rangos Sr., the namesake of Duquesne University's School of Health Sciences, will serve as the commencement speaker at the school's annual summer commencement ceremony this Friday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Duquesne Union ballroom.

"It is an honor to have the founding donor of one of the most successful schools in Duquesne's history return to campus," said Dr. Gregory Frazer, dean of the Rangos School. "The success of our graduates and the difference they make in the world are thanks to his commitment and generosity to Duquesne."

Recognizing a need for more professionals in health sciences, Duquesne opened the John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences in 1991. The University was able to open its first new school in half a century because of a gift by Rangos, about half the necessary capital to convert and equip a former gymnasium on the corner of Locust Street and McAnulty Drive.

The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a reception.

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