Success in Action
Many throughout the Carnegie Mellon community have excelled in creating a culture that recognizes, embraces and enhances the benefits of diversity. These individuals are recognized in a number of ways:
- Celebration of Education Awards
A Celebration of Education recognizes the accomplishments of faculty who exemplify the university’s standards of excellence in education. This event celebrates our distinguished faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the university and their devotion to and effectiveness in teaching.
- Andy Awards
The Andy Awards recognize staff members and teams with outstanding performance and commitment to the university. While efforts to enhance diversity can be recognized in all categories, the Outstanding Culture award especially recognizes those who foster a balanced and inclusive workplace and a commitment to building a positive and supportive work environment, particularly in areas related to diversity, professional development and work/life balance. By recognizing the potential in every person, those recognized in this category bring out the best in each individual and the organization.
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations
Each year, the university honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and those who continue his work. Classes are canceled in the afternoon, and a series of programs are help for those of all ages. There are presentations, concerts, children's activities, and service projects offered throughout the day. A candlelight procession and keynote presentation conclude the day.
- Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach
The Gelfand Center engages in educational outreach, service learning and volunteerism. More than 75 unique educational opportunities are provided for teachers and students annually. In addition, Carnegie Mellon students work with non-profit, civic and other agencies through courses and projects that integrate academic content and community service. University students also participate in thousands of hours of volunteer activities each year to improve the community.