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Mercyhurst University Announces Intelligence Studies Now Named for Tom Ridge

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ERIE, PA - Mercyhurst University announced today that its pioneering intelligence studies program will take the name of the nation's first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, 43rd governor of Pennsylvania and Erie native, Tom Ridge. 

Mercyhurst issued a news release this morning. It states:  "Intelligence studies," which educates students for careers in national security, law enforcement and business, is the university's top major and leader in distance and online learning initiatives, drawing students from across the nation and abroad. From its European headquarters at Mercyhurst Ireland in Dungarvan to its role in educating partner nations of the U. S. Department of State in intelligence analysis, its reach is global. 

In recognition of its growth and as a vehicle by which it can best structure bold new objectives, the department recently reconfigured to become the university's seventh school, incorporating not only intelligence studies, but mathematics, computer systems and communication. The new school will be known as "The Tom Ridge School of Intelligence Studies and Information Science." 

Mercyhurst President Tom Gamble, Ph.D. says "We are deeply honored and grateful to Gov. Ridge for lending his name to an innovative program that has helped catapult Mercyhurst University onto the world stage, and we look forward to graduating individuals who aspire to combine keen analytic skills with a commitment to genuine human flourishing in the manner of Gov. Ridge."

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