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Rangos Student Garners CAPCSD 2012 Leadership Scholarship, Attends Conference

Megan Murray, speech-language pathology major at Duquesne University, attended the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders' (CAPCSD) recent annual conference after being awarded a prestigious 2012 Leadership Scholarship from the organization.

Murray, who will graduate from the Rangos School of Health Sciences in August, is one of only three master's degree students selected for the award, which included a $2,000 cash award.

"Receiving this scholarship was a great honor and amazing experience," said Murray. "It has allowed me to help continue my education, while inspiring me to further develop and lead my field in the future."

Murray attended the conference from April 18-21 in Newport Beach, Calif.

"Attending the conference gave me insight into current issues in communication sciences and disorders, and a chance to interact with valued professionals in the field-an opportunity that most other students do not get," Murray said. "It helped me see ways to apply the information and skills I have learned from Duquesne, both within my program and at the University as a whole, throughout my career."

Murry is a native of Bear, Del.

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.