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Doctoral Student at Duquesne Earns Future Leaders Award

A graduate student at Duquesne University has been selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities to receive a K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award.

Michelle Barbara Gaffey, who is a doctoral candidate in Duquesne’s Department of English, will be honored at the organization’s annual meeting Jan. 26-29, 2011, in San Francisco.

She was chosen for the award for her “exemplary promise as a future leader of higher education.” The award also recognizes that she “demonstrated a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in herself and others.”

Gaffey, a native of St. Marys, PA, received bachelor’s degrees in English and secondary education in 2002, a master’s degree in literature in 2004 and a post-baccalaureate certificate in women’s and gender studies, all from Duquesne University.

She lives on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

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