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    Zelienople Resident Receives Student Award for Leadership in Ethics

    Zachary J. Zeigler, a senior in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, is the recipient of the 2013 Eugene P. Beard Student Award for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne University.

    The Beard Award is presented annually to an undergraduate senior who is evaluated on his/her dedication to Duquesne University's mission statement, service to others, academic achievements, leadership roles and overall presence on campus.

    A resident of Zelienople, Zeigler is majoring in information systems management and accounting. With a GPA of 3.72, he regularly makes the Dean's List and attended Duquesne University's Honors College. Zeigler is a member of the Duquesne chapters of Order of Omega, a leadership honor society for members of Greek organizations; Phi Eta Sigma, a freshman honor society; and Lambda Sigma, a professional sophomore honor society. He also received the Thomas D. Bartolec Scholarship.

    Zeigler, who is a member of the Delta Chi fraternity chapter at Duquesne, served two terms as president of the University's Student Government Association and also served as chair of the Pittsburgh Student Government Council, which is comprised of 10 member student governments.

    "Attending Duquesne University was an extension of my faith," says Zeigler. "The desire to cultivate a more profound moral and spiritual life in each student is something that I could identify with-it is about how you live your faith, values and character in a service to others. Duquesne's strong focus on its Mission Statement has also helped guide me as I have strived to 'Serve God by Serving Students.'"

    Zeigler will graduate from Duquesne University in May.

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    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 nine 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.