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Celebrating The 50Th Anniversary Of Desales University March 7, 2016
Charlie Dent, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, it is my honor to bring the 50th Anniversary of DeSales University to the attention of the House. Named in honor of Saint Francis de Sales, DeSales was founded after Bishop Joseph McShea organized a survey of Catholic education opportunities in the Allentown Diocese. The study indicated there was a need for a Catholic College in the Lehigh Valley area of the Allentown Diocese. The Oblates of St. Francis de Sales broke ground for the new college in May of 1964 on a 500 acre tract located in Lehigh County’s Upper Saucon Township. DeSales accepted its first class of freshmen in September 1965 under its original name—Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales. The ensuing decades brought growth—both in the number of students enrolled and in the curriculum offered. In March 2000, Allentown College proudly became DeSales University. Currently, DeSales has a total enrollment of over 3,000 traditional, graduate and evening students and nearly 1,600 full-time undergraduate students. The school offers 41 majors and 31 minors and boasts over 100 faculty members. DeSales plays an integral role in the Lehigh Valley’s educational network and within the community. DeSales‘ graduates have enjoyed tremendous success across the fields of business, medicine, philosophy, literature, science and teaching. It is my pleasure to congratulate the students, alumni, faculty and staff of DeSales University as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary. It is my hope that a future member of this House will be able to enter a congratulatory record on their behalf fifty years from now as well."
Honoring The Legacy Of James F. Kilcur Of West Chester, Pennsylvania June 11, 2014
Pat Meehan, R-PA
"Jim was the chairman of the board of trustees of his alma mater, DeSales University in Center Valley, and a proud alumni of Cardinal Dougherty High School."
Honoring The Life Of Jim F. Kilcur June 11, 2014
Pat Meehan, R-PA
"Jim was chairman of the board of trustees of his alma mater, DeSales University in Center Valley and proud alumni of Cardinal Dougherty High School."
Tribute To Nathan Rea For His Dedicated Service To Oregon And The Nation June 26, 2013
Greg Walden, R-OR
"Nathan graduated from DeSales Catholic High School in Walla Walla and earned his degree in agriculture businesses from Washington State University in 2004. His love of his alma mater was not only evident in the numerous WSU Cougar logos found around his desk, but also by his well-stated affection for the famous “Cougar Gold” cheddar cheese, a product produced and sold around the world by students at the WSU Creamery in Pullman. And even though the Cougs only beat my Oregon Ducks football team once during Nathan’s eight years in my office, I will admit that Cougar Gold cheese is worthy of the praises Nathan and his fellow alumni so readily tout."
Honoring The Bicentennial Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania September 21, 2012
Charlie Dent, R-PA
"Lehigh County is home to several prominent colleges and universities that provide quality education to thousands of students each year. These include Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Muhlenberg College and Penn State Lehigh Valley. The county’s unique location between the major markets of Philadelphia and New York has also made it an ideal location for commuters looking for a better quality of life."

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