Andy Awards - Carnegie Mellon University

The Andy Awards

The Andy Awards, named for Andrew Carnegie and Andrew Mellon, are a tribute to the spirit of teamwork and dedication embodied by the staff at Carnegie Mellon University. Individual staff members and teams of colleagues whose work has had a significant impact on the university are recognized for their outstanding performance and commitment to excellence through the Andy Awards program.

Awards will be given in five categories: Commitment to Excellence, Commitment to Students, Innovative and Creative Contributions, Spirit and Teamwork and Collaboration.

Congratulations to the 2016 Andy Awards winners!

2016 Andy Award Winners

Commitment to Excellence

Christina Cowan, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Commitment to Students

Kevin Collins, Career and Professional Development Center

Innovative and Creative Contributions

Pam Wigley, College of Fine Arts


Patti Steranchak, Engineering and Public Policy

Teamwork and Collaboration

Network Convergence Team: Josh Emerson, Steve Snodgrass, Matt Nickerson and Ronald Zack, Computing Services

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"My heart is in the work."

On November 15, 1900, Andrew Carnegie formally announced: "For many years I have nursed the pleasing thought that I might be the fortunate giver of a Technical Institute to our City..." He concluded with the words "My heart is in the work." which would become part of the school's official seal, designed by Tiffany and adopted in May 1912.

Learn more about the 2016 Andy Awards nominees