Marcella "Marci" Sobczak Spirit Award
Marci Sobczak was the Secretary for the Department of Physician Assistant Studies since 1993. During that time, Marci impacted the lives of countless students and co-workers at Duquesne University. Her smile, humor and uplifting spirit provided solace and inspiration to everyone who knew her. Her positive attitude, kindness and compassion made every day enjoyable. To those who had the honor and pleasure of knowing her, Marci was much more than the Department's secretary. She was our friend and colleague.
Since her untimely passing in March 2008, The Department of Physician Assistant and the Sobczak family have worked to establish an award in loving memory of Marci Sobczak. This award, known as the “Marci Sobczak Spirit Award” provides financial support to the 4th year Physician Assistant student who best embodies the positive attributes that Marci was well known for. A positive attitude, kindness and compassion towards others, a cheerful and upbeat personality, and a willingness to help others are just some of the traits that the awardee will possess.
Contributions In Loving Memory of Marcella “Marci” Sobczak
Thank you for your tax-deductible donation to help commemorate this remarkable woman. Please make checks payable to “Duquesne University” and indicate on the check that it is intended for the Marci Sobczak Spirit Award. Contact Terri%20Critchfield at (412) 396-5914 with questions. Send checks to:
The Marci Sobczak Spirit Award
c/o Duquesne University
302 Rangos School of Health Sciences
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Erin Christine Bosch Memorial Scholarship
Erin Christine Bosch was a 2006 graduate of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Duquesne University. Sadly, Erin died in Virginia on January 17, 2018 after receiving a heart transplant for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. While enrolled at Duquesne, Erin was the ideal student. She was eager to learn and offered endless encouragement to classmates. Erin enjoyed life and was always smiling despite the rigor of the PA program. Her strong and vibrant personality had a positive effect on her friends, teachers and patients. As a physician assistant, Erin started her career in neurology and after three years joined the medical staff with the Critical Care Service at Inova Fairfax Hospital where she worked for eight years. Erin was a second generation PA and she loved the profession! Her mother, Anita Bosch, was a PA graduate of George Washington University and was very proud of the clinician Erin became. In 2015, Erin married Tommy Fallon and called Arlington, Virginia home.
Along with Erin's former classmates, the Department of Physician Assistant Studies is proud to establish the Erin Bosch Memorial Scholarship. Erin's family, friends and classmates were quick to fund the scholarship account as a way to memorialize Erin's beautiful life. The scholarship fund will provide medical equipment for students currently enrolled in the 4th year of the program and will provide $100 to students who select cardiology for their elective rotation during the final year of the program.
Contributions In Loving Memory of Erin Christine Bosch
Please make checks payable to “Duquesne University” and indicate on the check that it is intended for the Erin Christine Bosch Memorial Scholarship. Contact Terri Critchfield at (412) 396-5914 with questions. Send checks to:
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
Attn: Erin Bosch Scholarship
First-Year Student Scholarship Opportunities
All first-year and transfer applicants are automatically considered for academic scholarships. Be sure to also explore and apply for other Duquesne scholarship opportunities.