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Duquesne University Honors Stehle with Mind, Heart & Spirit Award

Thomas V. Stehle of Washington, D.C., a native of Butler, was selected as the last of 10 individuals who will receive 2008 Duquesne University Mind Heart & Spirit Awards.

Mind, Heart & 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. Stehle was honored for his contributions and accomplishments in the area of moral and spiritual values.

A 1981 Duquesne graduate, Stehle has spent more than 30 years as a liturgist and musician with Roman Catholic parishes and dioceses in Pittsburgh, Peoria, Ill. and Washington, D.C. In May of this year, he was appointed as pastoral associate for liturgy and director of music ministries at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in the nation’s capital. Stehle served as cantor for the installation of then-Pittsburgh Bishop Donald Wuerl in 1988 and was selected by Wuerl (now Archbishop of Washington) to assemble and conduct hundreds of singers and musicians for an outdoor Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI during the Pope’s visit to Washington in April.

Duquesne’s Mind, Heart & Spirit honorees receive tickets to a Steelers game and congratulations on the Jumbotron scoreboard as well as in Steelers Radio Network gameday broadcasts. Stehle will be recognized during the Steelers’ game against Cleveland on Dec. 28 at Heinz Field.

Duquesne University and the Steelers organization have partnered for several years to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of area students and the University’s graduates. The team’s founder, the late Arthur J. Rooney, Sr.; his son, Chairman Dan Rooney; and grandson and President Art Rooney II are all notable Duquesne alumni.

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