Thursday, October 20, 2011
McCandless Chairs Awarded to Two Young and Dynamic ResearchersCarnegie Mellon has awarded the Anna Loomis McCandless Professorship to Amelia Haviland, associate professor in the Heinz College, and the Estella Loomis McCandless Professorship to Ann Lee, associate professor of statistics in the Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The professorships are given every three years to two junior faculty members who have shown great promise in their field.
The McCandless professorships were established by the late Anna Loomis McCandless with the Estella Loomis McCandless professorship named for her mother. Anna Loomis McCandless was a 1919 graduate of Margaret Morrison Carnegie College. A native of Pittsburgh, McCandless worked for a private investor and then Fidelity Trust Co. after graduating from Carnegie Tech. She became the first female member of the university's Board of Trustees in 1967 and was named a life trustee in 1973.