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Social and Public Policy Center Honors Catholic Relief Services Director, U.S. Rep. Murtha

The Duquesne University Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy will honor the Rev. Dr. William Headley, C.S.Sp., director of Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore, and U.S. Rep. John Murtha at its annual Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony.Headley, a member of Duquesne University founders the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), and a former Duquesne faculty member, will receive the Honorary Award for Distinguished Service to the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy. He founded the conflict resolution and peace studies concentration in the Center's master's degree program. He also developed the African Bishop's Scholarship Fund, allowing many Spiritans from Africa to complete the Center's master's degree program.

Congressman Murtha will receive the Honorary Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Public Policy for his exemplary policy legislation career on Capitol Hill. His chief of staff, Brad Clemenson, will accept the award on Murtha's behalf.

WHEN: Monday, April 24, 4 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Duquesne Union, Room 613

CONTACTS: Rose Ravasio, 412.396.6051/cell 412.818.0234
Karen Ferrick-Roman, 412.396.1154/cell 412.736.1877

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