MULTIMEDIA AND DUQUESNE LIGHT
The Duquesne Light African-American Leadership Awards honor four outstanding individuals or organizations in four categories: arts, culture, and recreation; civic, community and humanitarian; business and government; and education. Four outstanding local high school students with exemplary academic and community service achievements are also honored with scholarships from Duquesne Light.
Over the past fifteen years, the Duquesne Light Black History Month Celebration has honored over 100 leaders and has given thousands of dollars in scholarship monies to area African-American youth to empower and nurture future community leaders. WQED Multimedia has served as media sponsor for the awards since 2001.
The 2005 Duquesne Light African-American Leadership Awardees are:
Vice President, Mellon Financial Corporation (Arts, Culture and Recreation)
Dr. William Truehart
Dr. Jack Daniel
The 2005 WQED/Duquesne Light Scholarship Awardees are:
Thomas is a senior at Schenley High School. A member of the track & field
team, she also spends time on the planning committee and her class’ graduation
project. Outside of school activities, Nykia also volunteers by assisting
elderly patients. She is studying accounting and hopes to someday manage
her own business.
Vanessa Thomas, a senior at Clairton High School, is active in many areas including student council, prom court, the National Honor Society, and the JROTC and Penn State Talented Search programs. She also holds down a part-time job and participates in powder puff football. Vanessa hopes to someday become a pediatrician.
The 15th Annual Duquesne Light Black History Month Celebration
Wednesday,February 23 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Awards and Reception
WQED Multimedia Studios in Oakland
and will be featured in television messages on WQED tv13, in February’s PITTSBURGH magazine, on the WQED website at www.wqed.org and in a segment of OnQ magazine.
Duquesne Light President and CEO Morgan O’Brien and WQED Multimedia President and CEO George L. Miles Jr. will present the awards. Chris Moore (Black Horizons host and OnQ co-host) will interview the awardees live from the studio during the reception for that evening’s OnQ live broadcast at 7:30 p.m. on WQED tv13.
For more information about the awards, interviews and photo opportunities, contact Gigi Saladna.
About Duquesne Light Company
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