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.

This year marks the introduction of a team category and the renaming of the individual contributor award categories to more accurately describe the awards. Awards will be given in five categories: Commitment to Excellence, Commitment to Students, Innovative and Creative Contributions, Spirit, and Teamwork and Collaboration. While the category names may have changed, and some of the criteria were expanded, the purpose of the awards has not changed.

Category Descriptions

2015 Andy Awards Ceremony

Monday, September 21
McConomy Auditorium, first floor, Cohon University Center

A reception will immediately follow in Rangos Hall, second floor, CUC.

Information on this year's Andy Award nominees will be announced soon.

Congratulations to the 2014 Andy Award Winners


Pictured left to right:

Outstanding Culture
Diane Stidle, Machine Learning

Outstanding Dedication
Charles Gitzen, Physics

Outstanding Community Contributions
Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning & Outreach Drivers Team
William Taylor

Outstanding Commitment to Students
Rubab Jafry O'Connor (HNZ'05), Tepper School of Business

Outstanding Innovation
Treshea Wade
(HNZ'14), Tepper School of Business

Outstanding Community Contributions
Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning & Outreach Drivers Team
Leon “Pete” Smith

Outstanding University Citizenship
Joe Rudman (DC'74, '83), Physics

"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.

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