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    Pittsburgh Public’s Business of Sports Academy to Gain Hands-On Experiences at Duquesne

    Duquesne University, a partner with Pittsburgh Public School's new Business of Sports Academy (BOSA), will host students on campus for their first mentoring day.

    Students in the program, which operates at Westinghouse and Carrick high schools, will visit Duquesne to meet with:

    • Rob Wilson, a financial planner for Blazer Capital Management who represents several athletes
    • Chuck Berry, sports agent and president of the Roberto Clemente Foundation
    • Duquesne student athletes.

    The BOSA students also will meet with 22 Duquesne sports marketing students who are serving as mentors to discuss next steps in a career focused on the business of sports and to gain information on what these topics in college and what college life are like.

    Additionally, a Duquesne admissions counselor also will discuss the college application and admission processes.

    More than 50 students are enrolled in the BOSA program, which is in its first year of operation in conjunction with Duquesne and the Josh Gibson Foundation. Students can earn up to nine college credits in the program, which fosters interest in off-the-field sports careers to encourage students to stay in school and do well, said Steve Greenberg, chair of sports marketing at Duquesne, who was instrumental in implementing this initiative.

    When:  9:25 to 11 a.m., Friday, March 15

    Where: Duquesne University Union Ballroom

    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 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus 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.