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Duquesne University Senior Wins Dominion Scholar Award

Duquesne University senior Lisa Marie was recently honored with the Dominion Distinguished Scholar Award at the 29th annual Senior/Alumni Business School Luncheon at Duquesne University.


A resident of Trafford, Marie is graduating from Duquesne University’s supply chain management and information systems management departments in the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration.

The Dominion Distinguished Scholar Award is to the graduating senior of Duquesne’s A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration who best exemplifies the qualities of intellect, character and business insight necessary for success in today’s global economy.

Her award was presented by Jeffrey K. Full, director–tax,  Dominion and the keynote address was provided by Gretchen G. Smarto, CPA, senior vice president and chief financial officer, FedEx Ground.

Marie has been actively involved in bridging the gap between students at Duquesne and local business professionals. She was the inaugural student representative on the Institute for Supply Management’s board.  As a student board member, she worked with the professional supply chain community in Pittsburgh to provide opportunities for other students. President of the Project Management Association, she worked closely with the local Project Management Institute Pittsburgh chapter to educate students about jobs in project management.  She also actively volunteers at her church, North American Martyrs Church in Monroeville, and other Pittsburgh organizations.

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.