Duquesne University Business Students, Alumni Recognized at Second Century Dinner

The Palumbo-Donahue School of Business' Second Century Dinner will bring together current faculty, students, alumni and corporate representatives to celebrate the next class of Duquesne business graduates, honor distinguished alumni and share the school's vision for the future.

Celebrating Innovation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in the Power Center. The evening begins with a reception followed by dinner and award presentations. Dinner attendees will hear about new developments in the School of Business as well as the progress made over the past year thanks to the help of alumni and friends.

"This assistance has been integral to building opportunities for students and faculty and preparing the school for continued success," said Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the business school. "Indeed, contributions from distinguished alumni and corporate partners are helping us offer experiential learning opportunities for our students, supporting cutting-edge faculty research and building 21st century learning spaces."

This year's honorees include:

Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics

Rachel M. Jeswald, an accounting and finance major from Youngstown, Ohio, is this year's recipient of the award, which is presented to the senior who has shown dedication to the mission statement of Duquesne by demonstrating commitment to moral and spiritual values.

Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics Runner-Up

Rachel M. Russell, a management and information system management major from Amherst, N.Y.

James J. Byrne Award for Responsible Leadership

Robert T. Luke Jr., a senior specialist in e-commerce support for WESCO Distribution from Cranberry Township, Butler County, is this year's award recipient, presented to a part-time MBA student whose academic, professional and community service record exemplifies the business school's values.

Dominion Distinguished Scholar Award

Catherine Hull, an accounting and information systems management major from Johnstown, Pa., is this year's award winner, presented to the senior who best exemplifies intellect, character and business insight.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim. 

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