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Newsmaker: Heather Kaczorowski

| Saturday, May 18, 2013, 7:18 p.m.
Newsmaker about Heather Kaczorowski, was one of two seniors presented with Carlow University’s Joseph G. Smith Award for Academic Achievement and Distinguished Service at the school’s Honors Convocation in April.

Noteworthy: Kaczorowski is one of the winners of Carlow University's Joseph G. Smith Award for Academic Achievement and Distinguished Service. Recipients give the student address at the Oakland university's commencement.

Occupation: Director of West End Works Neighborhood Employment Center

Age: 22

Residence:Mt. Washington

Family:Parents, Rob and Sue Kaczorowski; and sister, Angela Fiedler

Education: Bachelor's degree in political science and mass media communications, with a pre-law minor, from Carlow University on May 11

Background:A Crafton Heights native, Kaczor­owski was a varsity athlete during all four years at Carlow, starting as a guard on the Carlow Celtics basketball team. She was a National Association of Inter­collegiate Athletics Scholar Athlete and named to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association All Academic Team. She is a founder of the Carlow student chapter of the American Association of University Women and was involved with the campus Diversity Dialogues Initiative. She coaches a seventh-grade girls basketball team through the Steal City Amateur Athletic Union.

Quote: “Find your voice. Once you find that voice, advocate for what you believe in.”

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