With a mortarboard on its head, diploma in its mouth and class
ring on its tail, "Duquesaurus" celebrates the University’s
125th anniversary and salutes generations of alumni.
dinosaur sponsorship was the brainchild of Paul-James Cukanna,
director of Admissions. "Duquesne has long been a part
of the area’s historic and artistic life, and this program
offered an opportunity to show that we are a progressive institution
and contribute to the community," Cukanna said.
the Admissions staff coordinated sponsorship details, the
Public Affairs design team did the design and painting. Local
artist Karen Scofield fabricated the mortarboard, diploma
and ring. George Fecik and Lou Flotta of Facilities Management
handled the logistics of moving and installation.
is located on Academic Walk near the perron outside the Duquesne
Recently named one of the top ten Catholic universities in
the United States, Duquesne's academics are recognized both
nationally and internationally.
Duquesne's recent growth has been tremendous with more than
8,000 students in ten schools of study, offering degree programs
on the baccalaureate, professional, masters and doctoral levels.
Duquesne serves God by serving students—through an academic
community dedicated to excellence in liberal and professional
education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual
values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere
open to diversity, and through service, to the Church, the
community, the nation, and the world.