Congratulations to Heinz College's 2010 Graduating Class

May 20, 2010


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Congratulations to the 2010 graduating class of Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College!

On Saturday, May 15, 2010 in CMU’s Purnell Center for the Arts, the College’s School of Information Systems and Management graduated 230 Master’s students; and on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at Pittsburgh’s Rodef Shalom, the School of Public Policy and Management graduated 250 Master’s students and seven doctoral candidates.

At the School of ISM ceremony both the keynote speaker, Jon Williams, Senior Principal for Deloitte Consulting LLP (MSPPM '87), and the student speaker, Crystal Gray (MISM ’10), spoke about their shared memories of Heinz and what lies ahead for the graduates as they move into the workforce and enter the ranks of Heinz College alumni.

At the School of PPM ceremony Julius Coles, President Emeritus of Africare and Director of Global Education/Andrew Young Center for International Affairs at Morehouse College, inspired the graduates through his keynote address. Lynly Lumibao (MSPPM ’10) had the opportunity to share her thoughts with her colleagues as a student speaker.

In addition to the awarding of diplomas, there were a number of awards presented at these ceremonies to honor the accomplishments of the graduates, faculty, and staff. At the School of ISM ceremony the following awards were presented: Abhay Doshi (MISM ’10) was awarded the Student Leadership Award; Haijing Hao was recognized for her performance with the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award; Sumitha Rao was honored with the Staff Excellence Award; and Alessandro Acquisti with the Teaching Excellence Award.

At the School of PPM ceremony the following awards were presented: Leigh Halverson was honored with the Barbara Jenkins Award for her service to Heinz College and the Pittsburgh community; Roderick Craighead, Jr., was presented with the Otto A Davis Award to recognize his commitment to social and racial justice; Gretchen Hunter was presented the Staff Excellence Award; Chang Mi Jung received the Teaching Assistant Award; and David Dausey was recognized with the Martcia Wade Teaching Award.

Two Heinz College doctoral candidates were recognized with University honors. At the School of PPM ceremony Sharique Hasan received a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Theory and Management. His dissertation, “Social Networks, Stratification and Careers in Organizations” earned him the Herbert A. Simon Award. This honor is awarded annually at Carnegie Mellon University for a doctoral dissertation that deals with administrative behavior and contributes to our understanding of human behavior. Hasan will be an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

At the School of PPM ceremony, Samuel Aaron Kleiner received a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Economics and Policy Analysis. His dissertation, “Antitrust, Efficiency and Labor Unrest in Health Care Markets” earned him the William W. Cooper Dissertation Award. This honor is awarded annually at Carnegie Mellon University to a doctoral dissertation that deals with issues and problems in management or management science. Kleiner will be an Assistant Professor in the department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.

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