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President's Distinguished Service Staff Award

The highest honor Duquesne University bestows.

The award is presented to an individual who dedicates his/her mind, heart, and soul to his/her work at Duquesne University. It is awarded to the staff member who consistently demonstrates excellence in the work place, dedication to the Mission Statement, and enhances the reputation of Duquesne University. The employee transcends the duties and responsibilities that are expected to be fulfilled throughout the normal course of employment.


  1. Candidate has demonstrated support for projects and events in and outside of their own department.
  2. Candidate has participated in significant voluntary services both at the University and in the local community or professional organizations.
  3. Candidate has created a team-oriented environment.
  4. Candidate consistently displays positive interpersonal relationships.
  5. Candidate actively pursues opportunities for personal and professional development.