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Approximately 1,600 Students Graduating at Duquesne on Friday

Duquesne University will honor approximately 1,600 graduating students at the annual Spring Commencement Ceremony.

H.E. Michael Collins, the longest-serving ambassador of Ireland to the United States in the modern era, will deliver the Commencement address and also will be presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree.

During the ceremony, Duquesne will also confer an honorary doctor of humane letters upon:

  • Dr. Sonia Nieto, professor emerita of language, literacy and culture at the University of Massachusetts' School of Education
  • Dr. Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University.

Commencement will be preceded by a Baccalaureate Mass. Both events will be broadcast live via a webcast at links found here.

When:   Friday, May 8: Baccalaureate Mass, 3 p.m., Commencement, 5 p.m.

The A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Media are asked to contact Rose Ravasio at 412.396.6051/cell 412.818.0234 to RSVP and to arrange parking.

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