Sponsored by: Duquesne University
Charity: Duquesne University
Fossil Location: Duquesne campus (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Lot: Purchased by sponsor—not available for auction

Dukie About the Design
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.

Duquesne's 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.

I've been adopted!While 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.

"Duquesaurus" is located on Academic Walk near the perron outside the Duquesne Union.

About the Sponsor
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.