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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (August 17, 2012) – La Roche College, a 4-year liberal arts college in Pittsburgh’s North Hills will launch celebrations for its 50th anniversary year at the College’s opening assembly on August 21st.

A year-long series of events are planned to mark the occasion. A Jubilee Mass will be held on October 28th to mark the 200th birthday of the College’s namesake, Mother Marie de la Roche. The “Enthronement of the Saint John’s Bible” will be held at the College with a reception to follow.

On October 29th, Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, will be speaking at the College. This evening event is open to the public.

Numerous other events will be announced.

Contact: William Firman, La Roche College
Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing
Phone: 412-536-1765

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.

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