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Duquesne University Hosting Annual Commencement Ceremony

More than 1,580 students will be recognized at Duquesne University's annual Spring Commencement Ceremony.

Duquesne alumnus Ed Fritzky, retired Immunex Corporation chairman, chief executive officer and president, will deliver the Commencement address.

In addition, the University will confer honorary degrees upon:

  • Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and the Charles Phelps Taft Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati
  • Dr. Elaine Tagliareni, chief program officer for the National League for Nursing (NLN) and head of the NLN's Research and Professional Development unit.

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

Friday, May 9: 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 Karen Ferrick-Roman at 412.396.1154 to RSVP and to arrange parking.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.