Dual Degrees for Chancellor Nordenberg

Issue Date: 
May 28, 2013

During one week in this spring's commencement season, Chancellor Nordenberg received honarary degrees from two important Pittsburgh partners. 

On May 14, he served as commencement speaker and received an honorary Associate of Arts in Humane Letters degree from the Community College of Allegheny County. Pitt enrolls more CCAC transfer students and accepts more CCAC transfer credits than any other college or university. In fact, in the last five years, 3,685 Pitt undergraduates have transferred the credits for at least one CCAC course to Pitt, and in 2012 Chancellor Nordenberg received CCAC’s “Legends in Leadership” award for his ongoing efforts to build strong links to the community college. Chancellor Nordenberg is shown above with Mary Shannon Brady, who spoke on behalf of the CCAC student body and who will enroll at Pitt in the fall.

On May 19, Chancellor Nordenberg was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the Carnegie Mellon University commencement. He was cited both for Pitt’s accomplishments and impact under his leadership and for the partnership between Carnegie Mellon and Pitt that he and CMU President Jared Cohon have nurtured—a partnership that has helped transform the region and that is considered to be unique in the world of higher education. Chancellor Nordenberg is shown above with Ratan Tata, the chairman of the Tata Trusts and one of India’s most admired business leaders, who also received an honorary degree during the ceremony.