Carnegie Mellon University
January 05, 2011

News Brief: Extraordinary Alum Passes

Philip Chosky (E 1948), a longtime friend and benefactor of Carnegie Mellon and for whom the Philip Chosky Theater in the Purnell Center for the Arts is named, died on Jan. 4. He was 85.

For his dedication to Carnegie Mellon, Chosky was selected as the 2001 recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Society Recognition Award. He also received CMU's Alumni Service Award, the Andrew Carnegie Philanthropic Award and the university's Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Chosky was the founder of three trade schools: the Rosedale Technical Institute in Pittsburgh and the Electronic Institute in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.

The funeral service is being held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 6 at the Ralph Schugar Chapel at 5509 Centre Avenue in Shadyside.

"Philip Chosky's love and dedication to Carnegie Mellon were extraordinary," said CMU President Jared L. Cohon. "The impact of his philanthropy on the School of Drama and the university will be felt for years to come."

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