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• Todd Eicker of Jefferson Hills has been named to the newly created position of graduate admissions director at Duquesne University.

Mr. Eicker, who has 14 years of experience in higher education, recently managed admissions at Penn State University's York campus.

• Mt. Lebanon High School announced this week the recipients of its 2011 Great Alumni Awards. The winners will be recognized at a lunch event at the high school on Sept. 9 and during a football game that night at the Mt. Lebanon Stadium.

The winners are:

Kenyen Brown, class of 1987, who was confirmed as the first U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.

Laura Leigh Hughes, class of 1978, an actress who founded "The Usual Suspects," a theatre arts mentoring workshop geared towards youth in underserved and at-risk environments.

Joe Manganiello, class of 1995, an actor who currently plays the role of werewolf Alcide Herveaux in HBO's series "True Blood."

Andrew Mason, class of 1999, who is the founder and CEO of Groupon, a Chicago-based website that offers users discounts at stores, restaurants and other businesses.

Kenneth Polsky, class of 1985, who has worked for Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore and Global Links in Pittsburgh managing humanitarian programs in Africa and Latin America.

Lori McCleary-Szala, class of 1988, who is the executive director of the Pregnancy Resource Center, an organization that provides women and men with free, confidential medical care and peer counseling.

Carole Beebe Tarantelli, class of 1960, who is an educator, psychoanalyst, former member of Italian Parliament, antiterrorist activities and women's right activist.


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