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LA ROCHE COLLEGE FOUNDERS GALA WILL HONOR HOWARD HANNA FAMILY; BENEFIT SET FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 12, IN PITTSBURGH


1/31/2008

Pittsburgh, Jan. 31, 2008 — The Howard Hanna Family has been chosen the recipient of the 2008 Ad Lucem Award, to be presented at the Third Annual La Roche College Founders Gala on Saturday, April 12, at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m.

The event, chaired by Carol and Joe Massaro, features the Ad Lucem Award ceremony where honorees are recognized because their vision, leadership and determination have transformed their dreams into reality. The award will be presented by La Roche College president, Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., on behalf of La Roche College and its board of trustees.

Known as founders or inventors, recipients of this award epitomize the meaning of the Latin words Ad Lucem or to light. “The Hanna Family’s dedication and consistent effort has illuminated a new path and made a positive and lasting contribution to society, the community and the professions,” Sister Candace said. “Recipients must exemplify the mission of La Roche College to educate future leaders and to promote peace and justice in a constantly changing – and challenging – global society. It is our pleasure to recognize the Hannas, all of whom are richly deserving of this honor.”

The Hanna family business – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services – was created 50 years ago by Anne and Howard W. Hanna Jr. with one office at the corner of Bayard and Craig Streets. Now, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services has 122 sales offices in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York and employs more than 3,600 sales associates and staff. Three generations continue to manage the family business: Howard W. “Hoddy” Hanna, III, serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Helen Hanna Casey, President; and Annie Hanna Cestra, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company; and third generation, Annie Hanna Engel serves as Chief Legal Counsel for the company; Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV, serves as President of Howard Hanna Ohio, and F. “Duffy” Hanna serves as Executive Vice President of the company’s title business, Barristers Land Abstract. Other family members involved in the company are: Dennis Cestra, Senior Vice President of Appraisal Services, Kelly Hanna Riley, Ricky Duffy, John Freyvogel, Michael Regan, Chas Conley and James McCready.

The Founders Gala is open to the public. Those who would like to learn more about the event, sponsorship opportunities or obtaining tickets may contact Director of Special Events Bobbi Kress LaPlace at bobbi.laplace@laroche.edu or call the Office of Special Events at 412-536-1020. <


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