|Charles J. Dougherty, Ph.D.
About Duquesne University
Founded in 1878 by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is consistently ranked among the nation's top-tier universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne educates more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students across ten schools of study: liberal arts, sciences, music, business, nursing, pharmacy, health sciences, education, leadership and law.
Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs, Duquesne is also recognized 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.
Duquesne students enjoy a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Faculty members are teacher-scholars who provide students with the personal attention and professional mentorship they need to succeed—in the classroom and beyond.
The University’s self-contained, 50-acre campus is minutes away from Downtown Pittsburgh. This convenient location provides students with a variety of opportunities for internships, service, employment and entertainment.
To learn more about Duquesne University, call 412.396.6222 or visit www.duq.edu.
In the Community ...
Duquesne University Community Service: Fusion Program
Duquesne forged a collaborative partnership with stakeholders in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood community with its participation in the Fusion Program. This academic endeavor offers after-school academic interventions, parental support, school and family collaboration, and social activities for the neighborhood’s children and families. It fills an important void in this community where children must travel to other neighborhoods to attend school.
“The Fusion Program is critical in bringing back the link between Hazelwood and the Pittsburgh Public School district,” says Dr. Temple Lovelace, assistant professor of education at Duquesne, who coordinates the program. “Fusion seeks to support Hazelwood youth in providing a forum for academic success, and it supports Hazelwood parents by giving them the tools to change the academic trajectory of their children.
The program was developed by Hazelwood’s Center of Life, a faith-based organization that works to provide families and youth with the life skills, education, training and resources to be strong and make their communities strong. Other partners in the Fusion Program include Pittsburgh Public Schools and Hazelwood Presbyterian Church. Students from Duquesne University’s School of Education and the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts provide tutoring and other services designed to enhance the learning environment for children and their families.