Shaler Native Wins National Educational Leadership Award

Allie Reznik, a doctoral candidate in Duquesne University's Department of English, is one of only seven winners of the 2018 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU).

Reznik, a Shaler native, is the third Duquesne student in the last nine years to win this prestigious national honor. The award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education; demonstrate a commitment to developing academic and civic responsibility in themselves and others; and whose work reflects a strong emphasis on teaching and learning.

"I am so grateful for the English department's support of me as a student and instructor, and for the willingness of students to engage with the conversations and opportunities that I bring into the classroom," said Reznik. "It was an honor and surprise to be recognized by AACU for this prestigious award that allows for amazing opportunities for me to advance student empowerment."

Reznik has also been recognized by Pittsburgh publication The Incline as one of 18 "stellar under-40 teachers, administrators and innovators in and around Pittsburgh who are making a difference and changing the education landscape."

The AACU mission is to make liberal education and inclusive excellence the foundation for institutional purpose and educational practice in higher education.

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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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