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Duquesne University Honors Rock with Mind, Heart and Spirit Award

Edward A. Rock Sr. of Munhall has been selected to receive a 2010 Duquesne University Mind, Heart and Spirit Award.

Mind, Heart and Spirit Awards recognize Duquesne alumni who exemplify the pillars of the University’s mission—academic excellence; moral and spiritual values; ecumenism and diversity; service; and world concerns.

Rock, who received his bachelor’s degree in business from Duquesne in 1942 and a master’s degree in 1949, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award emphasizing world concerns.

A retired accountant with Westinghouse Research Laboratories, Rock co-founded the Beta Pi Sigma fraternity at Duquesne in 1938.  After serving in China, Burma and India during World War II, he helped to rebuild the brotherhood, which had disbanded due to a lack of men on campus, and remains active in promoting fraternity alumni activities today.

At the age of 91, Rock is also still active in the Westinghouse retirees’ service organization SURE, Polish Intercollegiate Club, St. Therese Parish, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and the China-Burma-India Veterans Association.

Rock and four other Mind, Heart and Spirit honorees received their awards at a luncheon on the Duquesne campus on Nov. 7.

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