The Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Awards highlight the tremendous impact of the Carnegie Mellon global alumni community on the university and in virtually every field and industry.


“The 2017 honorees will inspire you with their accomplishments and passion to improve the world around us,” said CMU Alumni Association Board President Deborah W. Yue, a 1989 graduate of the Dietrich College.


The awardees will be honored at the 67th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Reception during Commencement weekend. All alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, friends and family are welcome to attend.


Learn more about this year’s awardees:

Alumni Lifetime Achievement

Judith Light (A 1970) A Shining Light

Raymond W. Smith (TPR 1959) “Renaissance Man”


Alumni Achievement

Glen de Vries (S 1994) Clinically Proven

William “Billy” Porter (A 1991) Performance Driven

Sachiko Takayasu (DC 1985) A Large Voice For Small Business


Outstanding Recent Alumni

Lee Hollin (HNZ/A 2000) TV’s Guide

Elvin Ivan Yaw Uy (HNZ 2010) Educating The Filipino Future


Other awardees include:

Alumni Distinguished Service

David M. Kirr (E 1959, 1960, TPR 1962), Emeritus Trustee of CMU and reunion and campaign volunteer.

Jay E. Price (S 1966), CMU’s Alumni Relations director from 2009 to 2011 and former member and president of the Alumni Association Board.


Alumni Service

Adam G. Pennington (CS 2001, E 2003), President and founder of the Activities Board Technical Committee Alumni Interest Group.

Ruth Osborne Rouleau (MM 1952, L 1953) & Wilfred T. Rouleau (E 1951, 1952, 1954), Longtime members of the CMU community and class reunion volunteers.


Faculty & Staff Impact

Mark Stehlik, Teaching professor and assistant dean of outreach in CMU’s School of Computer Science.