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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.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013, 7:18 p.m.
 

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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