Duquesne School of Business Recognizes Alumni, Students

Duquesne University's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business recently recognized alumni and current students at its Second Century Dinner.

Honorees were:

Distinguished Alumni Award Winner
Jon Kinol, managing director of Credit Suisse, joined the company in 2010 as global head of rates and a member of the Fixed Income Division Management Committee at Credit Suisse (USA) Inc., overseeing all trading and sales of rate products in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Previously, he enjoyed an 18-year career at Deutsche Bank, where he served as head of rates in North America, global head of correlation trading and other senior positions. Active in professional organizations, Kinol was appointed to the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee of the Securities and Financial Markets Association. A linebacker for Duquesne's football team, he graduated from Duquesne in 1985 with a BSBA degree in accounting.

Young Alumni Achievement Award Winner
Matthew Helfrich, president of Waldron Private Wealth, a financial management firm for high net-worth individuals. Helfrich leads Waldron's strategic vision, initiatives and overall culture of the firm. A certified financial planner (CFP), he graduated from Duquesne in 2003 with a BSBA degree in investment management and an executive financial planning certificate. Active in many professional and civic groups, he also is a member of the Duquesne University CFP Education Advisory Board and the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Investment Center Advisory Council.

James J. Byrne Award for Responsible Leadership, for the part-time MBA student whose academic, professional and community service record exemplifies the Business School's values, Stephen Erskine of Canonsburg.

Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics, for the senior who has shown dedication to the mission statement of Duquesne by demonstrating commitment to moral and spiritual values, Dorian L. Evans of Roaring Brook Township, Lackawanna County.

Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics Runner-Up, Megan A. McDonald of Lewiston, N.Y.

Dominion Distinguished Scholar Award, for the senior who best exemplifies intellect, character and business insight, Panisara Pummalee of Bangkok, Thailand.

About 300 people attended the March 31 event at Duquesne's Power Center Ballroom.

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