Etna Resident Recognized Nationally by Barnes & Noble for Campus Leadership
Duquesne University bookstore manager John Kachur is one of just five individuals recently selected nationally to receive the Barnes & Noble Campus Leadership Award.
Kachur was chosen from more than 700 Barnes & Noble managers to receive the award, which is the highest honor that the organization can bestow. He received the award-which recognizes outstanding service to a campus and leadership within the recipient's store-at Barnes & Noble's annual conference on April 10.
"John would do just about anything for Duquesne University and his team, and it is clear how much he truly loves people and how much they love him back," said John Chaump, regional manager for Barnes & Noble, during the award presentation. "It is this caring attitude and service orientation-with a lot of wit and humor thrown in-that makes John such a deserving recipient of the 2018 Campus Leadership Award."
Kachur has been manager of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore and Café at Duquesne University for more than 11 years.
Scott Richards, assistant vice president for auxiliary services at Duquesne University, said Kachur is known for his great campus relationships and committed involvement across the University in providing service and partnership opportunities to support institutional goals.
"John is such a valued business partner of the University who provides exemplary service across campus to faculty, students and staff of Duquesne," explained Richards. "His commitment to the University makes him so deserving of Barnes & Noble's recognition. We're fortunate to have such a devoted bookstore manager whose efforts align with the University mission."
Kachur resides in Pittsburgh's Etna neighborhood.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and horizon-expanding education. A campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, Duquesne prepares students by having them work alongside faculty to discover and reach their goals. The University's academic programs, community service, and commitment to equity and opportunity in the Pittsburgh region have earned national acclaim.
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