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Endowed Chair Garners Catholic Press Association Award

An article published by Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C., professor of nursing and the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations at Duquesne University, has been named a second-place winner by the Catholic Press Association for Best Essay in the category of professional and special interest magazines, including clergy and religious.

Sister Donley's article, Catholic Tradition and Veterans' Care, appeared in the May/June 2013 issue of the journal Health Progress, the official publication of the Catholic Health Association of the United States.

Through her work as the Laval Chair at Duquesne, Sister Donley leads the School of Nursing's community service efforts to provide healthcare services to vulnerable populations, which includes veterans. In addition to her work at the University, she is a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Special Medical Advisory Group.

Sister Donley is a resident of West Mifflin.

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.