Joel McKiernan joined Credit Management Co. as vice president of sales.
Associations & Organizations
The Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee named Karen Hochberg as executive director.
The following individuals joined Duquesne University's Century Club. They are: the Rev. James P. McCloskey, president, Holy Ghost Preparatory School; Lisette McCormick, executive director, Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Racial and Gender Fairness; Robert Wanovich, vice president, Market Strategy and Delivery, Highmark Inc.; and Sister Linda Yankoski, president, Holy Family Institute.
Community College of Allegheny County board of trustees welcomed former CCAC president John Mack Kingsmore as president emeritus.
Thiel College appointed Jacquelyn P. Muller vice president for communication and marketing, effective Nov. 18.
Family Hospice and Palliative Care promoted Greg Lewandowski to manager of patient care.
Joseph Curtin was named executive chairman of Tube City IMS Corp. and a member of its board.
Uptown Partners of Pittsburgh named two members to its board: Katherine L. Collins , GME academic manager, UPMC Mercy Department of Medicine; and Mary Ellen Solomon, director of government relations, Duquesne.
Awards and Honors
Chris F. Kemerer, the David M. Roderick professor of information systems at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, was inducted as a distinguished fellow in the Information Systems Society (ISS). Mr. Kemerer's selection was based upon three primary criteria: the significant impact his publications have had on the field, his intellectual leadership through editorial appointments in top academic journals, and his mentoring of doctoral students and young researchers.
Terri Glueck, director of community development and communication, Innovation Works, was named the 2013 Business Communicator of the Year at the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators's 34th annual Golden Triangle Awards.
The following students received awards from the Pittsburgh chapter of ARCS Foundation, a national foundation created to encourage American Ph.D. students in the sciences. ARCS Pittsburgh will give $15,000 over the course of three years to each of these scholars, selected by their universities for outstanding academic performance. They are: Carnegie Mellon University -- Daniel Gingerich, Devin Griffith, Clay Long, Momin Malik, and Joseph Tassarotti; Pitt -- Jennifer Boatz, Michael Calderon, Victoria Corbit and Michelle Guaragno; and Penn State University -- Joseph Schneiderwind.
Kathleen Glenister Roberts, director of Duquesne's Honors College and associate professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, has received this year's Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics. Awarded annually to a faculty member, the Beard Award honors those who best exemplify the university's commitment to moral and spiritual values through outstanding leadership in ethics in family life or in university or community service.
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