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    Duquesne Student Selected for National Minority Fellowship Program

    A Duquesne University student is among only 22 nationwide selected for the 2014 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program.

    Doctoral student Carlos Golfetto, a native of Brazil who is enrolled in the School of Education's counselor education program, was chosen from among 80 applicants for this honor.

    The goal of the fellowship program is to strengthen the infrastructure that engages diverse individuals in counseling and to increase the number of professional counselors providing effective, culturally competent services to underserved minority populations.

    The organization will distribute $440,000 to support the education and facilitate the service of the 22 fellows through a grant awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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    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 10 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.