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Seven Endowed Scholarship Recipients Honored at Duquesne

The Michael P. Weber Learning Skills Center at Duquesne honored seven students from across the University's curriculum at its Scholarship Celebration Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 2, on campus.

"One of the major purposes served by the Scholarship Celebration Dinner was to salute the scholarship recipients and to bring together some of those who have played important roles in helping them to reach this place in their academic achievements-parents, principals, counselors and the superintendent and school board member of the Pittsburgh Public School (PPS) system," said Dr. Judith Griggs, director of the Learning Skills Center and its Gussin Spiritan Division.

The students are enrolled in Duquesne's School of Business, McAnulty College of Liberal Arts, School of Nursing and the Spiritan Division. "Six of the seven students are graduates of the Pittsburgh Public School system, reflecting my efforts to identify PPS students for the scholarships," said Griggs. "While other students could be and were considered for the scholarships, I thought focus on our local neighborhoods was and is important."

Dr. Linda Lane, PPS superintendent, and Mark Brentley, member of the PPS board of directors, both delivered remarks at the event.

"The scholarship celebration also helps to heighten awareness in what we hope is an inspiring way, enabling the advocates of these students to meet each other and hear the students speak about what attending Duquesne means to them," added Griggs.

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