Illinois Firm Awards Student Scholarships

Illinois Firm Awards Student Scholarships

A-Action Pest Control, Antioch, Ill., has selected two students to receive scholarships that were established in memory of Jacqueline Duty, who was the wife of A-Action founder Douglas M. Duty.

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September 10, 2020

ANTIOCH, Ill. - A-Action Pest Control, Antioch, Ill., has selected two students, Kaili Wegener (McHenry HS) and Tia Ricchio (William Horlick HS), to receive their annual Jacqueline Duty scholarship for students pursuing a career in business administration, marketing, or another business-related field. 
 
Entrepreneurship and small business ownership are core principles that A-Action was founded on and are important to the overall local community.This local scholarship is awarded based on merit and passion for the enhancement of the local and global environment.
 
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded every year in memory of Jacqueline Duty. Jacqueline was the wife of Douglas M. Duty, who founded A-Action back in 1988. Their daughter, Cheri, took over the business 19 years later, and her mother offered unwavering support. Sadly, in 2015 Jacqueline Duty passed away from cancer. 
 
Now, in 2020, the A-Action Pest Control Scholarship Fund in memory of Jacqueline Duty is in its second year to further honor Jacqueline’s memory, and A-Action was proud to find two deserving candidates to award this scholarship to. The team at A-Action is honored to help Ms. Wegener and Ms. Ricchio in the pursuit of their education and wishes them the best in their studies at Northwestern University, and UW-Madison.