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September 15, 2022

La Roche University Announces 2022 Distinguished Alumni

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15, 2022 –  La Roche University will present eight outstanding graduates with Distinguished Alumni Awards at a ceremony during Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Sept. 30.

“This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients exemplify the value of a La Roche education, as well as the mission of our campus community,” said Sister Candace Introcaso, CDP, Ph.D., president of La Roche. “We congratulate them on receiving this prestigious honor from their alma mater, and we are proud to recognize them for their notable accomplishments and dedicated service to their communities.”

La Roche grants the Distinguished Alumni Award to graduates whose outstanding success at work and in the community reflects the mission of the University. After receiving nominations from alumni, parents, friends and other members of the La Roche community, a committee comprised of a diverse cross-section of La Roche constituents selects recipients.

The 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awardees are:

Sister Marilyn Bergt ’65, CDP, M.S.House AdministratorSisters of Divine Providence

Marta Greca ’08CEOMEDIA - The Creative Agency

Kevin Kraus ’05SheriffAllegheny County

Carolyn McKinney, M.S. ’92, ACC, SPHR, SHRM-SCPChief Human Resources OfficerFederal Home Loan Bank

Regina (Gina) Miller ’77, M.Ed.Executive Director, Alumni Relations (Retired)La Roche University

Christian Okitondo ’15, M.A.Doctoral Student ResearcherUniversity of Georgia
Adjunct Professor
Belmont University

Daniel Pace, M.S. ’13, BSN, CRNA, APRNCertified Registered Nurse AnesthetistYPS Anesthesia

Teresa (Terrie) Sackett, M.S. ’93, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, ACCPresidentT. Sackett Consulting, LLCLeadership CoachEzra

La Roche will recognize all honorees at a special awards ceremony and dinner on Friday, Sept. 30. The event, held as part of La Roche’s Homecoming Weekend, begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.

In addition to the Distinguished Alumni Awards, President Introcaso will recognize Sister Marilyn Bergt ’65, CDP, M.S., as the recipient of the Sister Kathleen Angel Award for Distinguished Career Services in the Life Science and Medical Professions. Presented annually to alumni of La Roche’s biology and health professional programs, the award honors alumni for leading distinguished professional careers of leadership and public service. Awards are nominated by alumni peers or colleagues.




About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, nursing, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for nearly 1,300 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.