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Duquesne Announces William Uricchio Memorial

Duquesne University President Charles Dougherty has announced an endowed scholarship honoring the late William Uricchio, a dedicated, long-time member of Duquesne’s Board of Directors.

“Bill served Duquesne with distinction, having a direct impact on the tremendous growth and change the university experienced over those three decades,” says Dougherty. “He provided great leadership in a strong yet understated manner, always considering the needs of our students first and foremost.”

Uricchio was an active member of Duquesne’s board for 33 years, as well as serving as vice chair and chair of the university’s Academic Affairs Committee for more than 25 years, offering expertise and thoughtful guidance.

The scholarship will be available to qualifying students in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. Uricchio shared the marvels of science for more than 40 years with students at Carlow University, where he served as a professor, challenging his students to think both analytically and creatively.

“Bill’s dedication to education will be shared with new generations of students through this scholarship opportunity,” said Dougherty.

Community members wishing to contribute to the fund should call 412-396-4250 or send checks made payable to:

Duquesne University
c/o Advancement Services
305 Administration Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

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