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Irish Education 100 Lists Duquesne University’s President Dougherty

The Irish Voice newspaper has named Duquesne University President Charles J. Dougherty to the 2010 Irish Education 100.

The recognition lists the top figures in education across North America who have Irish heritage. Dougherty and the other honorees are invited to a Nov. 18 reception at the New York City home of Irish Consul Noel Kilkenny.

Dougherty, the 12th president of Duquesne, was named a 2010 Diamond Award winner by the Pittsburgh Business Times. Earlier this year, with other members of the President’s Committee of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education, he received the annual Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania.

Dougherty also has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Jewish National Fund, the Afrika Yetu organization, KDKA-Radio, Smart Business Pittsburgh and the Jerome Bettis The Bus Stops Here Foundation.

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