Rangos, Duquesne’s Health Sciences School Namesake, to Deliver Commencement Keynote
John G. Rangos Sr., the namesake of Duquesne University's School of Health Sciences, will serve as the commencement speaker at the school's annual summer commencement ceremony this Friday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Duquesne Union ballroom.
"It is an honor to have the founding donor of one of the most successful schools in Duquesne's history return to campus," said Dr. Gregory Frazer, dean of the Rangos School. "The success of our graduates and the difference they make in the world are thanks to his commitment and generosity to Duquesne."
Recognizing a need for more professionals in health sciences, Duquesne opened the John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences in 1991. The University was able to open its first new school in half a century because of a gift by Rangos, about half the necessary capital to convert and equip a former gymnasium on the corner of Locust Street and McAnulty Drive.
The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a reception.
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.