Call for Nominations for Pitt’s Bellet Awards, Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize

Issue Date: 
September 26, 2011

The University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences will accept nominations from Oct. 1 to 31 for both the Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards and the Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising.

David Bellet (CAS ’67) and his wife, Tina, established the Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards in 1998 to recognize outstanding and innovative undergraduate teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences. Bellet award recipients receive a $5,000 cash prize in appreciation of their contributions to the School of Arts and Sciences and the University.

To qualify for the award, nominees must be full-time undergraduate Arts and Sciences faculty who have taught for three years on Pitt’s Pittsburgh campus. Applicants must receive at least three nominations to be considered for the award.

Students and faculty may submit nominations to Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies John A. Twyning, 140 Thackeray Hall, 139 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

Electronic submissions can be sent to Carol Lynch at, but must be followed by signed paper duplicates.

Additional information about the Bellet Awards can be found at

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation established the Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising in 2006 to recognize outstanding academic advisors and their commitment to the success of Pitt’s undergraduate students. Award recipients receive a one-time, $4,000 cash prize.

Full-time under-graduate Arts and Sciences faculty members are eligible for the Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize. Nominees must have been a departmental advisor for at least three years on the Pittsburgh campus to be considered. Nominees must receive at least one nomination from their department chair or program director and at least two from undergraduate students whom they have advised.

Department chairs, program directors, and current and former undergraduate advisees may also submit nominations to Twyning. Electronic submissions should be sent to Additional information is available at