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PITTSBURGH, July 2, 2013 – La Roche College has been named a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 academic year for its excellence in student-focused higher education.

Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly recommended by professionals in the field of education. Colleges and universities are nominated for participation by high school counselors, and then evaluated using qualitative and quantitative research. Schools selected must excel in the four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

La Roche excelled in all four distinctions and is recognized within the Pennsylvania Colleges of Distinction and Catholic Colleges of Distinction categories. This is the second consecutive year for La Roche to receive this honor. The College also will receive a personal profile on the Colleges of Distinction™ website.

“This designation speaks to the high caliber of our faculty and our commitment to preparing students for success on a global level. La Roche continues to offer students a complete college experience by combining exemplary academics with vibrant student-life programs, innovative study abroad experiences and unique service learning opportunities,” said Howard Ishiyama, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs and academic dean at La Roche College. “It is an honor to be recognized as a college that provides an ideal environment for students to learn, grow and succeed.”

To view La Roche’s profile or to find more information about the online guide, visit

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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