Carnegie Mellon University

Commencement Weekend

May 19 - 20, 2018

Kevin Wainczak (DC 2018)

Student Speaker

Student Speaker

Kevin Wainczak is graduating with University Honors with a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science and a minor in software engineering.

Kevin is a member of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Dean’s List and was inducted into the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. He complemented his academic career by playing a very active role in student life, which has distinguished himself as a leader among his peers.

Kevin has worked hard to engage and collaborate with fellow students and administrators to create the best CMU experience possible for students. He has been a resident assistant, community adviser, cabinet member in Student Government and a leader in the Greek community.

As a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, he served as vice president of Community Standards for the Interfraternity Council and worked to improve safety and increase accountability in the university’s Greek life system. He was named a Greek Peer Mentor and this past winter was awarded the CMU Greek Role Model Award for “excellence in scholarship, leadership, service and lifelong friendship.”

Kevin was chair, director of event logistics and head of marketing for the Pittsburgh Donut Dash, a philanthropic fun run that raised more than $577,000 in four years to support the Live Like Lou Center for ALS Research. This past fall, the event raised $201,000. The Pittsburgh Donut Dash stands among the largest Greek philanthropic events in the country.

After graduation, he will be working for Deloitte as a consultant for the federal government in Washington, D.C.