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Heinz to Speak at Commencement

T. Heinz Humanitarian Teresa Heinz, chair of the Howard Heinz Endowment and the Heinz Family Philanthropies, and a member of Carnegie Mellon's Board of Trustees, will be this year's keynote speaker at commencement, Sunday, May 18 in Gesling Stadium.

The Howard Heinz Endowment and Heinz Family Philanthropies are widely known for their innovative efforts to support the environment, improve education, broaden economic opportunity and promote the arts.

Heralded by the Utne Reader in 1995 as one of 100 American Visionaries, Heinz has long been recognized as one of the nation's premier environmental leaders. She created the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, which brings together representatives of business, government, the scientific community and environmental groups to collaborate on the development of mutually acceptable, scientifically sound environmental policies. She serves on the board of Environmental Defense and has been active in organizations dedicated to human rights and to educating the public on how the environment impacts the health of both women and children.

Heinz has served as a board member or trustee for numerous schools and institutions across the country, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the American Institute for Public Service, the Brookings Institution, the National Gallery of Art, the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh and Family Communications, the producer of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

A native of Mozambique, Heinz received a bachelor's degree in romance languages and literature from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She later served as a full-time consultant to the United Nations Trusteeship in New York City and has been awarded honorary degrees from many prestigious colleges and universities, including Carnegie Mellon.

Carnegie Mellon's School of Urban and Public Affairs was renamed the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management in memory of her late husband, U.S. Senator John Heinz.

Heinz is now married to U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.).


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