PITTSBURGH – The Ukrainian Technological Society of Pittsburgh held its 47th annual dinner-dance on Saturday, November 4, at The Club at Nevillewood in Pittsburgh and presented its 2017 Ukrainian of the Year Award to Natalie Ann Jaresko. The society’s Ukrainian of the Year Award recognizes individuals of local, national and international stature who have contributed to the Ukrainian community or Ukrainian scholarship, or who have demonstrated significant achievement, which brings recognition and prestige to the Ukrainian community. Ms. Jaresko was honored for her 25 plus years of successful management experience in government and business, and for perpetuating Ukrainian religious culture by her service to the Ukrainian Orthodox League. Prior to the evening’s ceremonies, Ms. Jaresko and her family had a chance to visit the students and teachers at the School of Ukrainian Studies of Pittsburgh at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church in Carnegie, Pa., where they were welcomed by Principal Olexandra Korenovska. Ms. Jaresko viewed the students’ lessons, and explained to them, in both Ukrainian and English, what she did as the minister of finance of Ukraine in Ukraine.