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Duquesne University Hosts A Tribute to Thomas J. Murrin

A celebration will honor Thomas J. Murrin, the former Distinguished Service Professor and dean of the School of Business at Duquesne University, an accomplished and admired executive, public servant and educator for nearly six decades.

Before arriving at Duquesne in 1991, Murrin spent 36 years with Westinghouse, retiring as president of the highly regarded Energy and Advanced Technology Group in 1987.

Murrin then served on advisory committees in the U.S. Departments of Defense and Commerce and was deputy secretary of commerce under President George H. W. Bush. He has also devoted time to many boards of directors, locally and elsewhere, including those of Duquesne Light, Mercy Hospital, United Way and Motorola.

Murrin was chairman of the Duquesne University Board of Trustees and Board of Directors as well as the Board of Directors of Fordham University, his alma mater, where he played football under legendary coach Vince Lombardi. Over the years he received many awards, including the Cor Unum Award from Duquesne, and has been recognized as one of the founders of Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious Robotics Institute.

Time/Place: Thursday, May 22

5:30 p.m., special Mass in the Duquesne Chapel

6:30 p.m., reception and dinner in Duquesne’s Power Center Ballroom, corner of Forbes Avenue and Chatham Square

Tickets: $100 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Thomas J. and Marie C. Murrin Chair in Global Competitiveness at Duquesne University.

Information: Contact Jim Miller, associate vice president for university advancement, 412.396.6044 or millerj@duq.edu.

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