2013 Honors Convocation in Photographs

Issue Date: 
March 4, 2013

It was a day to honor the Pitt community—and to reflect upon a rare, strong partnership between two neighboring research universities. Pitt held its annual Honors Convocation on Feb. 22 in Carnegie Music Hall. Jared L. Cohon, Carnegie Mellon University’s president, served as the event’s keynote speaker and was awarded an honorary degree by Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg. Chancellor Nordenberg called Cohon “a devoted partner of Pitt and a wonderful friend to me…[H]e helped create an institutional culture that fostered levels of collaboration between Pitt and CMU that are unique in the world of higher education. That spirit of cooperation has made both institutions stronger and has provided a distinctive form of strength to the region.” Top: Pitt’s 2013 Distinguished Alumni Fellows addressed the convocation. From left, Tom R. Slone (CGS ’88), chair and CEO of Touchstone Communications; Johanna M. Seddon (A&S ’70, MED ’74), professor of ophthalmology at Tufts University and director of the Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Genetics Service in the New England Eye Center; and Catherine U. Dischner (NURS ’79), assistant deputy under secretary for health for organizational integration in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bottom: From left, Pitt Board of Trustees Chair Stephen R. Tritch; Jared L. Cohon, CMU president; and Chancellor Nordenberg show the audience Cohon’s framed Pitt citation and honorary doctoral degree diploma. (Credit: Mike Drazdzinski/CIDDE)