A-Action Pest Control awards annual Jacqueline Duty scholarship


September 20, 2023


From left: Cheri Ring, co-owner of A-Action; Tommy Weber, Jacqueline Duty scholarship recipient; and Adam Ring, co-owner of A-Action. PHOTO: A-ACTION PEST CONTROL

Antioch, Ill.-based A-Action Pest Control awarded Tommy Weber the annual Jacqueline Duty scholarship for students pursuing a career in business administration, marketing or another business-related field.

After his graduation from Antioch Community High School in Antioch, Weber will be attending Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., majoring in business. He will be playing volleyball for Augustana while working towards his degree. Weber has exemplified hard work and dedication throughout his high school career.

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Jacqueline Duty, wife of Douglas M. Duty, founder of A-Action Pest Control. It is intended to encourage entrepreneurship and small business ownership, as these are core principles on which A-Action Pest Control was founded on and are important to the overall local community, according to the news release.

“We are proud to have found such a deserving candidate for the fifth year of the A-Action Pest Control Scholarship Fund in memory of Jacqueline Duty,” the news release said. “The team at A-Action is honored to support Tommy in the pursuit of his education and wishes him the best in his educational and athletic endeavors at Augustana College.”

About A-Action Pest Control

Founded in 1988, second-generation, family-owned A-Action Pest Control has been a one-stop-shop for homeowners in Illinois and Wisconsin, providing pest control, rodent control, termite inspections and more. The company currently is in its fifth year of offering the A-Action Pest Control Scholarship Fund in Memory of Jacqueline Duty, which encourages commitment by students to a career in business administration, marketing, or another business-related field. The scholarship is named after the wife of A-Action Founder Douglas Duty, Jacqueline, who passed away from cancer in 2015. Learn more about the scholarship here.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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