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Pittsburgh Mayor's Proclamation Spotlights Nursing School Center

In a proclamation read on Sept. 10 in City Council Chambers, Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl recognized Duquesne University nursing faculty members Dr. Leni Resick and Maureen Leonardo for the vital role they and the School of Nursing play in helping the city improve the lives of older adults.

Resick and Leonardo serve as director and manager, respectively, of the School of Nursing's Nurse Managed Wellness Center (NMWC). For 18 years, the NMWC has marshaled faculty, alumni and student volunteers to deliver services that help Pittsburgh seniors remain healthy and live independently. The NMWC works collaboratively with the city and currently operates eight sites in Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

In the proclamation, the Mayor declared Sept. 10 as Citiparks Healthy Active Living Day and the month as National Senior Center Month in the city. Ravenstahl thanked the Duquesne University School of Nursing for its essential role in making the moniker "Most Livable City" as true for older adults as it is for everyone else.

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.