News Story

November 16, 2015

La Roche College Hosts Junior Achievement College Day

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16, 2015 – On Friday, Nov. 13, high school students from Hampton, Pine-Richland and Bethel Park visited La Roche University for the first Junior Achievement (JA) College Day in Western Pennsylvania.

JA College Day is a one-day event for middle and high school students to tour a college, meet faculty and staff, and participate in JA programming. Students had the opportunity to explore La Roche, learn more about career planning, tour campus and enjoy lunch in the Cantellops Dining Hall.

Peggy Schmiedecke, La Roche’s assistant director of admissions, said, “La Roche is building a partnership with Junior Achievement. We support their efforts to help students in the community connect the dots between what they learn in school and becoming workforce ready.”

Junior Achievement is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 70,000 students in Pre-K through grade 12 across 30 counties in Western Pennsylvania each year. The organization utilizes volunteers from the local community to teach their programming on financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship.

About La Roche University:
A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate and six graduate degree programs, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences, as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.

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