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    Duquesne Women’s Advisory Board Recognizes Women of Distinction

    The Duquesne University Women’s Advisory Board will honor three women at its annual gala, the 2011 Power Ball.

    The 2011 Women of Distinction Award recipients include:

    • Marie Milie Jones, principal of Jones Passodelis PLLC and the first female chair of Duquesne’s Board of Directors
    • Dr. Cynthia Simmons McCarthy, health care ethicist and an adjunct faculty member for La Roche College and the University of Pittsburgh’s Consortium Ethics Program
    • Claudia P. Pinza, adjunct professor of voice in Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music.

    “The Women of Distinction award acknowledges women who have achieved major success in their chosen fields, demonstrated significant community accomplishments and who have a strong relationship with Duquesne,” said Mickey Gatto, president of the Women’s Advisory Board. “We are very pleased that the Women’s Advisory Board is able to provide this recognition at Power Ball 2011.”

    The Women’s Advisory Board hosts the event to fund scholarships for students in the Mary Pappert School of Music as well as other philanthropic needs at the University. Last year, the group raised $55,000 from the Power Ball to fund scholarships.

    When: Saturday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m.

    Where: Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.

    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 10 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.