Robert Thomas Luke, Jr.
Robert is in his last semester of the Professional MBA Program in Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business and will be graduating in May 2018. He was the recipient of the 2017 James J. Byrne Award for Responsible Leadership and was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society that same year. His current GPA is a 3.9. Robert obtained his bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Brigham Young University in 2013. Robert works as a Senior E-Commerce Support Specialist at Wesco Distribution, located here in Downtown Pittsburgh. Robert is an Eagle Scout, obtaining the award in 2004.
Robert is also very active in his local community and with various volunteer opportunities. He serves as a Co-President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the BYU Management Society, an organization that focuses on developing careers, networking and serving the community. Every year, this organization awards a scholarship for the Pathway Program, a program that offers affordable online education opportunities designed to aid those who otherwise would be unable to obtain higher education. Robert also serves as a Duquesne Ambassador for the Palumbo-Donahue School of business, assisting new and potential students with their transition into the University. Robert spent 2 years as a Full-Time Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mexico Tijuana Mission. Currently, he serves the church as a youth leader/mentor and as a Spanish-speaking Sunday School teacher. Robert also volunteers his time as a math tutor, working with middle and high school age students in his local community. In 2017, Robert was asked to be a volunteer mentor for the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Freshmen Innovation Experience, and was fortunate enough to be the mentor for the group of students that won the competition. The team's winning idea for improving the Uptown segment of Downtown Pittsburgh was to use the education majors at Duquesne University and other local universities to provide free tutoring services at local YMCA's for students from schools in Uptown.
Robert lives with his wife, Marissa, and their two children in Cranberry Township.