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January 14, 2019

La Roche Invites High School Students to Explore Design Programs on Feb. 18

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2019 – On Monday, Feb. 18, La Roche University will host Meet Design, an all-day event for high school juniors and seniors to explore creative careers in the fields of graphic and interior design.
The event is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at La Roche’s campus in the North Hills. Students who attend Meet Design at La Roche will test their own creative skills by participating in a hands-on design project.

Lisa Kamphaus, chair of the La Roche Design Division, said, “Meet Design at La Roche is a unique opportunity for high school seniors and juniors. They have the opportunity to work with our students and faculty, and go behind the scenes for a firsthand look at our studio classes.”

After completing their projects, students will hear from La Roche design alumni and professionals about the challenges and opportunities in the field.

While students are working on their projects, Meet Design at La Roche will offer an alternative schedule for parents to learn more about the University’s admissions process, student life, financial aid, tutoring, and academic support and career services. The event will include an optional, abbreviated morning tour of campus, a continental breakfast and lunch. 

Register online by Feb. 13. Limited space is available, and one parent or guardian per registered student is welcome to attend. High school juniors and seniors who have not attended Meet Design before are given priority.
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About La Roche University: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, 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 1,400 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.