ALLEGHENY COUNTY DECLARES JUNE 27, 2013 AS LA ROCHE COLLEGE DAY
PITTSBURGH, June 26, 2013 – Allegheny County has declared June 27, 2013 as La Roche College Day in honor of the College’s founding 50 years ago by the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence. The proclamation, approved by Allegheny County Council, also acknowledged La Roche’s history of preparing students for lives of leadership and service, as well as its commitment to promoting peace and justice in a global society.
La Roche College President Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., said the College community is honored by the Council’s proclamation of La Roche College Day in Allegheny County.
“The College has been proud to contribute to the County workforce and economy during our 50 years of education and service,” Sister Candace said. “We look back on those years with gratitude as we acknowledge the many people who have contributed to our success, and we look forward to the exciting opportunities the future will undoubtedly bring to La Roche and to Allegheny County.”
La Roche will close out its jubilee year on Thursday, June 27 at the North Park Lodge with a Founders Day Picnic for employees, the final commemorative event of the year-long celebration. In April, La Roche held its Anniversary Gala at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh and inducted 50 inaugural members to its Distinguished Alumni Circle. Other anniversary events featured prominent guest speakers, including former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof, and actor and activist Martin Sheen, who delivered the commencement address to La Roche’s 48th graduating class.
The Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence started La Roche as an independent, private, Catholic college for religious sisters in 1963 and granted its first degrees in 1965 under Sister Annunciata Sohl, CDP, the College’s first president. Today La Roche is an independent, coeducational Catholic institution of higher learning and currently serves 1,465 students.
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.