Duquesne University Welcomes New Members to Century Club of Distinguished Alumni
Duquesne University has inducted five new members to its Century Club of Distinguished Duquesne University Alumni.
The Century Club was established during Duquesne’s 100th anniversary in 1978 to recognize graduates with exemplary records of professional achievement and service to the University and community. Of the more than 95,000 alumni since 1878, only 310 have been admitted to its elite ranks.
Members of the 2010 class of Century Club inductees are:
Anthony J. Carfang, Business 1973
Co-Founder, Partner and Director, Treasury Strategies Inc.
Carfang earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Duquesne in 1973 and his MBA from Northwestern University. As partner and director of Treasury Strategies Inc., he co-founded a firm that guides Fortune 500 corporations and leading non-profits through the complex maze of corporate treasury and liquidity management.
Settling in Chicago after graduation, Carfang pursued a career in finance, gaining a reputation for exacting analysis and innovative solutions. His clients include banks and investment firms, Fortune 500 companies, and universities including Harvard and Yale. Media outlets such as Fox News and The Wall Street Journal seek his insight to explain financial issues to their audiences.
While building his career, Carfang maintained and strengthened his ties with his fraternity, Alpha Phi Delta. He served as its national president and established its non-profit foundation, which provides scholarships to new generations of brothers at schools across the country.
As a student, Carfang was active in the Third Alternative, a student-run effort in 1970 that raised funds to save the University from a financial crisis, and was instrumental in establishing a scholarship honoring his fraternity’s advisor, the Rev. Salvatore Federici, C.S.Sp.
Carfang gives generously of his time and talents to help organizations serving the disabled and to support his alma mater. In 2006, Carfang was the keynote speaker for the Business School’s Senior Luncheon, and he was inducted into the Order of Omega by the Office of Greek Like in 2008. He has served on the University’s Board of Directors since 2007 and was the lead benefactor for Carfang Commons, the Business School’s new team suites in Rockwell Hall.
A specialist in Italian genealogy, he is the founder of The Abruzzo Project, a leading online resource for families tracing their roots.
Carfang and his wife, Carol, N’73, reside in Evanston, Ill. They are the parents of four adult children.
Richard J. Grattan, Business 1968
President, TransTech of South Carolina Inc.
Grattan earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Duquesne in 1968. His undergraduate years were highlighted by his enduring camaraderie with his fraternity brothers from Alpha Epsilon and the wise counsel of their advisor, the Rev. Joseph Duchene, C.S.Sp.
Shortly after graduating from Duquesne, Grattan began his career in public accounting with the firm of Ernst and Young. His impressive work ethic and attention to detail quickly caught the attention of one of his clients, a local industrial company, which recruited him to join its staff.
Before long, Grattan was promoted from accountant to president. He successfully guided the firm through a move to new headquarters in South Carolina and a sale from its founding family to a European parent company. Grattan’s steady management ensured that TransTech grew and prospered, providing jobs for its employees, vitality to a growing region, and power transfer products and services to industrial customers and transit systems around the world.
Together with his Alpha Epsilon brothers, Grattan has helped build a living tribute to the advisor who shaped his college years. The Father Joseph Duchene Endowed Scholarship is now one of the University’s largest.
Touched by the experience of his fraternity brothers who served in Vietnam, he actively supports Friends of Danang, which raises money to build schools and clinics in the war-ravaged nation.
Grattan lives with his wife, Martha, E’69, in Greenville, S.C. They and their adult daughters are all Duquesne alumni.
The Hon. Maureen E. Lally-Green, Esq., Education 1971, Law 1974
Director, Office for Church Relations, Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
Lally-Green earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and mathematics from Duquesne in 1971. She immediately followed her undergraduate studies with law school, and received her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne’s School of Law in 1974.
Lally-Green briefly served in private practice before becoming counsel to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and, later, to the Westinghouse Electric Co.
In 1983, she returned to Duquesne, and spent 15 years as a full-time law professor. Gov. Tom Ridge appointed Lally-Green to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 1998, and she was elected to a full 10-year term just one year later. During her time on the Pennsylvania Superior Court, she was a staunch advocate for equality in law and politics. She was appointed by the Supreme Court as an inaugural member of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Commission on Race, Gender and Ethnic Fairness.
In 2009, Lally-Green retired from the bench to accept a position as director of the new Office for Church Relations of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Throughout her career, Lally-Green has maintained a high level of community involvement. She has held positions on the governing boards of St. Vincent Seminary, St. Francis University, the St. Thomas More Society, the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh, UPMC Mercy Hospital, the Epilepsy Foundation and Auberle.
At the same time, she has remained an integral part of the Duquesne Law community, serving as an adjunct professor and member of numerous advisory panels.
Lally-Green and her husband, Ross, live in Cranberry Township, Pa. They are the parents of three adult children.
Arthur J. Rooney II, Law 1982
President, Pittsburgh Steelers Sports Inc.
Of Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Rooney received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh before following his father (U.S. Ambassador Dan Rooney) and grandfather (Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr.) to Duquesne and earning his law degree in 1982. As a law student, he excelled in legal ethics and professional responsibility courses and earned credits in international business and European law while studying at Exeter University in England.
After earning his degree, Rooney joined the firm of Klett Lieber Rooney and Schorling, practicing in corporate finance, government affairs and sports law. In 2001, Rooney left the full-time practice of law to focus more attention on the Steelers. In 2003, Rooney succeeded his father, Dan, as president of the franchise.
As president of the Steelers, Rooney has proudly carried on his family’s legacy, championing the “Rooney Rule” that fosters diversity in the coaching ranks. He has been instrumental in working to build, maintain and promote world-class facilities at Heinz Field and the team’s South Side training and administrative complex.
Rooney has maintained a close relationship with Duquesne, serving as a member of the board of directors, as a guest lecturer in sports marketing classes and as a benefactor of the athletic field bearing his grandfather’s name. He is a member of the boards of directors for the Boy Scouts, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Chamber of Commerce, DePaul School, United Way, Children’s Museum, Catholic Youth Association, Extra Mile Foundation, American Ireland Fund and the Flight 93 Memorial, among others.
Rooney and his wife, Greta, reside in Pittsburgh with their four children.
The Most Rev. David A. Zubik, D.D., Arts 1971, Graduate Education 1982
Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh
Bishop Zubik earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Duquesne in 1971 before continuing his studies at St. Mary Seminary and University in Baltimore. He was ordained as a priest by Bishop Vincent M. Leonard on May 3, 1975. He later completed graduate studies at Duquesne, earning a master’s degree in education administration in 1982
Bishop Zubik began his career in parish ministry, but soon became involved in education as vice principal of Quigley Catholic High School. In 1987, he was appointed as administrative secretary to Bishop Anthony Bevilacqua and was later retained by his successor, Bishop Donald Wuerl.
While working with Bishop Wuerl, Zubik served as director of clergy personnel, chancellor, vicar general and general secretary, before becoming an auxiliary bishop in 1997. Six years later, Pope John Paul II named him bishop of Green Bay, Wisc.
As Bishop of Green Bay, Zubik vigorously promoted individual and parish renewal, evangelization and increased priestly vocations. As the Church was buffeted by revelations of clergy sexual abuse, he enacted strong programs to address and prevent such misconduct, gaining national recognition for his efforts.
In 2007, Bishop Wuerl was elevated to Archbishop of Washington, and Pope Benedict XVI called Zubik home to become the twelfth Bishop of Pittsburgh. During his tenure, he has thoughtfully and faithfully addressed the social and moral challenges of our times. He currently serves on three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as numerous boards and committees at the diocesan, local and national levels.
He retains close ties to his alma mater, frequently returning to Duquesne to lead students in prayer and worship.
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