School of Information Sciences

Alumni return to SIS to celebrate homecoming


On Friday, October 7, SIS held its annual Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony. More than 75 people were in attendance. This year’s event was a joint effort between the School of Information Sciences and the Department of Computer Science. Faculty, staff, and alumni from other areas of the university as well as members of the Pittsburgh community were also there to support this year’s honorees.

Eric Spiegel, the Pitt Alumni Association’s iSchool representative, began the event by welcoming all attendees. Dean Larsen was next to speak, thanking everyone in attendance and congratulating the alumni who were being awarded.

The following four alumni were honored at the ceremony for their outstanding achievements:

The Hewitt Art Collection, now considered one of the finest in the world, was purchased by Bank of America and gifted to the Harvey B. Gantt African-American Cultural Center in Charlotte, NC. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, inductee to the Hall of Fame of the Special Libraries Association, and is a member of the American Branch of the British Order of Saint John.

Congratulations to our four award recipients for their accomplishments and continued dedication to the field of information science.

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