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Duquesne Business Student One of Eight Chosen for National Scholarship

A Duquesne University business student has been selected as one of only eight national recipients of a prestigious scholarship based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and high ethical standards.

Junior Matthew Christiansen has received an R. Gene Richter Scholar because of "outstanding accomplishments (that) distinguished you among a very competitive group of the best scholars in supply chain," according to Sandra Lukasik, executive director of the scholarship program.

Christiansen will receive $5,000 for educational expenses and will be enrolled in a mentoring program, paired with a supply chain management executive and previous Richter Scholar winner.

A recipient of the Duquesne University Karen & John Power Supply Chain Management Scholarship, Christiansen served as president of the Duquesne Supply Chain Council. He is a student member of the Institute for Supply Management Pittsburgh Chapter and volunteers with the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, among other activities.

Christiansen becomes Duquesne's fifth Richter Scholar in the 12 years of the program, said Dr. John Mawhinney, director of supply chain management programs.

He and other recipients will be honored at the Institute for Supply Management annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., from May 3-6.

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