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    Dominion Distinguished Scholar Award Presented at Duquesne

    Duquesne University student Nicole Carfang of Delmont received the 2013 Dominion Distinguished Scholar Award, which is is presented to the graduating senior of the Palumbo•Donahue School of Business who best exemplifies the intellect, character and business insight needed to succeed in today's global economy.

    Carfang, president of Duquesne's Sports Marketing Association for the last four years, helped to establish a mentoring program that links Duquesne students to Pittsburgh Public School children. A tutor on campus, Carfang has helped others in the business school to gain the skills they need.

    Also active in the American Marketing Association, Carfang earned a 3.75 grade point average in the majors of marketing and sports marketing.

    She received the award from Don Houser, director of Northeast State and Local Affairs, Dominion Resources Inc. The keynote address at the event, the annual Senior/Alumni Business School Luncheon, was delivered by Lori Bishop Andrews, CFA, vice president and senior investment advisor, Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth.

    Started in 1983, this event honors the current year's business school graduates and provides students with an opportunity to interact with alumni.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.