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Butler County Student Earns Top Honor at Duquesne School of Business

Duquesne University accounting major Jeffrey A. Mitch received the Dominion Distinguished Scholar Award at Duquesne University's 30th annual Senior/Alumni Business School Luncheon on March 21.Mitch, a son of Ray and Carol Mitch of Oakland Township, Butler County, was selected for his academic excellence, volunteer and professional activities, leadership and his understanding of global perspectives.

Besides serving as a wealth management tax service, internal audit and risk assurance intern, Mitch has served as recreation director and finance director of the Duquesne Program Council, as director and liaison for senior, junior and freshman class councils, as president and vice president of finance for the Residence Hall Association, and as a Student Government senator, among other activities. A lector and active member of St. Wendelin Parish in Carbon Center, Mitch has sung with the Duquesne Chapel Choir and volunteered with youth and young adult ministries in his church and the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

The Dominion Scholar best exemplifies the qualities of intellect, character and business insight necessary for success in today's global economy.

A 2008 graduate of Butler High School, he will accept a position with PriceWaterhouseCoopers after graduating in July.

The award was presented by Dan Donovan, director of media relations for Dominion. The keynote speaker for the event was James J. Byrne, executive director of The Beard Institute at Duquesne. A 1957 graduate of Duquesne's business school, Byrne also received the Distinguished Alumni Award at the event.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.