Newsmaker: Heather Kaczorowski
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
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.”