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Kara Prentice '91


Kara Prentice '91

Kara is currently a Certified Project Manager in the Westinghouse Electric Company Project Excellence Program and a Senior Project Manager Candidate in the Westinghouse Project Manager Development Program. She has 17 years of technical, project management, and marketing experience with the company. Her most recent accomplishment was serving as Deputy Project Manager for a greater than $9M company venture.

Prentice graduated from Marietta College in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Minor in Mathematics. In 2000, she completed her Master of Business Administration Degree and Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management Degree at Duquesne University.

She resides in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, gardening, and working out. She is also a quarterback/long snapper and six-season veteran of the Pittsburgh Passion women’s football team, which won the National Women’s Football Association (NWFA) championship in 2007.

The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business honored Kara as the very first Mentor of the Month in October 2008. The Mentor of the Month award goes to McDonough mentors who go above and beyond the call of duty. Kara’s mentee, Touka Akiyama, recommended her for the honor because she gave great advice, offered to let her job shadow, and even referred her resume to a marketing department for a possible internship.

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