Connections Spring Newsletter Vol. 2
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391 graduate in first LRU commencement

Class of '79 alumna Cynthia B. Piccirilli, M.D. delivered the 54th commencement address and received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service on Saturday, May 11. 391 students received first ever La Roche University degrees, including two doctoral degrees, 53 master’s degrees, 327 bachelor’s degrees and 9 associate degrees.  Learn more

12 La Roche students receive high honors

Congratulations to the 12 graduating seniors who received high honors at the annual Honors Convocation.  The Honors Institute cultivates intellectual discourse and promotes scholarly achievement. Designed for exemplary students, the program embraces challenges and provides outstanding educational opportunities that will serve as a pathway to a successful future.  See list

Gala Raises Funds for Scholarship Aid

La Roche University raised funds for students in need, celebrated  its recent transition to university status, and honored outstanding alumni at the Celebrate La Roche Gala on April 26 at the Westin Convention Center.  See photos

Congratulations to our 13 new Distinguished Alumni Circle awardees who were inducted on April 26 at our annual Celebrate La Roche Gala. The Distinguished Alumni Circle honors graduates whose outstanding professional achievements and extraordinary community service projects exemplify the fundamental values of the University’s mission.  Read biographies

Alumni “come home” in record numbers

Thank you to more than 250 alumni and guests who joined us in the Zappala Square on April 27th to make the 7th annual alumni homecoming dinner the most attended homecoming celebration to date.  See photos

LRU wins 6th straight AMCC championship

The La Roche University Men's Baseball team are champions again! They won their sixth straight AMCC Championship and their seventh in the past eight years and will go on to the NCAA Regional in Adrian, MI. Go Redhawks!  Read more

Alumna travels the globe healing the sick

Laurel Houck, a registered nurse, has been a medical liaison for the South East Asia Prayer Center in Oakmont for 10 years. She has been on mission trips to Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Haiti, Kashmir and other places in hopes of making a difference and healing the sick.  Learn more

Pittsburgh Steelers charity basketball game

Faculty and staff from La Roche University competed against players from the Pittsburgh Steelers during a charity basketball game on Friday, April 26. Proceeds from the event benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  See more

Students organize charity car cruise

La Roche University’s Car Society held a car show on campus May 4th. The  Society’s mission is to bring car enthusiasts together and help local charities. The show featured food vendors, giveaways and music and all proceeds benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Read more

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