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Duquesne Graduate Student One of Three National Psychology Award Winners

A Duquesne University graduate student is among three honorees nationwide selected for the 2011 Pearson/Trainers of School Psychology Professional Development Scholarship.Kaleigh Bantum, a resident of Pittsburgh's Dormont neighborhood, is working on her doctorate in the School of Education.

The scholarship will be used to attend the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention in San Francisco, where she will deliver a presentation on her work in culturally responsive school psychology practice.

A 2009 graduate of Ohio University in Athens, OH, she graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 2005.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.