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DU President Tapped for Honorary Committee of Bettis Foundation Event

President Charles J. Dougherty has been invited to serve on the Honorary Committee for the Jerome Bettis Foundation’s annual fundraising event for programs benefiting inner city children.

Dougherty, a former recipient of the Jerome Bettis Humanitarian of the Year Award, was honored by the foundation for his work to establish a partnership between the foundation and Duquesne. The partnership has resulted in a computer camp taught on campus by Duquesne tutors and employees, providing hardware and software training to nearly 100 local middle school students. The foundation has provided a free computer to each student completing the training.

The fifth annual Bettis event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Heinz Field and will honor a new Jerome Bettis Humanitarian Award recipient.

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