Duquesne University to Graduate Nearly 1,580 Students Today

Duquesne University will graduate nearly 1,580 students during its annual Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. today, May 6, in the A.J. Palumbo Center.  

University President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty will deliver the Commencement address and be presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters. He will retire as president ‪on June 30, after serving in that role since August 2001.   

Renowned author David McCullough will also be presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters at the Commencement ceremony. McCullough, a Pittsburgh native, has earned Pulitzer Prizes for his presidential biographies Truman and John Adams, and has narrated numerous TV shows and films, including Seabiscuit and the PBS show, American Experience, among others.

Commencement will be preceded by the University's Baccalaureate Mass at noon in the Palumbo Center. Both events will be broadcast live via webcast at www.duq.edu/commencement.

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