Doyle moves on to Duquesne


Hannah Klesius

Senior, Makala Doyle, was recently accepted into her #1 choice college, Duquesne University.

College Bound Q&A

Makala Doyle


BluePrint: What college were you accepted into?

Doyle: I was accepted at Duquesne University.

Makala Doyle

— It is a school I will be proud to say I attended.

BluePrint: How many colleges did you apply to?

Doyle: My top four choices were Duquesne University, Pittsburgh University, Penn State University, and Indian University of Pennsylvania.

BluePrint: What made you apply to this specific college?

Doyle: Duquesne is a great school. It is a private Catholic school with a beautiful campus. Most of my tuition is already paid for through scholarships, and it has a hospital on campus for internships. It is a school I will be proud to say I attended, and being downtown Pittsburgh is an advantage, too.

BluePrint: What are you planning on majoring in?

Doyle: I want to start off with a degree in nursing. Then I plan to get my Master’s degree to become a Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

BluePrint: What made you choose this specific major?

Doyle: I want to help people. I see what mental diseases do to people, and I have always wanted to make it my goal to bring more awareness and acceptance to mental health, all while helping to change lives in the process.

Makala Doyle

— No one can deny that no matter what friends or memories you may have, Bellwood is a great school and a great community.

BluePrint: What do you think will be some of the major differences between college and high school?

Doyle: It will be a complete difference going from such a small town like ours to living in a city. I expect college to be the total opposite of high school because I’ll have more freedom and more opportunities. I’m excited for the change and ready to put the time and work in to excel in college.

BluePrint: What are your feelings on moving on from Bellwood-Antis High School?

Doyle: No one can deny that no matter what friends or memories you may have, Bellwood is a great school and a great community. Change is never easy, but I am ready to move onto a new experience with new people. I’m excited for the future and I can’t wait to be living in Pittsburgh.

Duquesne University is a private, Catholic university located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1878, this urban college boasts 181 academic programs and nine academic schools. It is currently the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. With approximately 90,000 living alum, Duquesne enrolls about 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students.