Honors Convocation

Issue Date: 
March 17, 2014

This year’s Honors Convocation featured Alvin E. Roth, cowinner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics, as keynote speaker. Roth began and completed much of the economics research for which he won the Nobel Prize while serving as Pitt’s first Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics from 1982 to 1998. He is currently a professor at both Stanford and Harvard Universities.

Keynote speaker Alvin E. Roth addresses the audience at Pitt's Honors Convocation.


Three Distinguished Alumni, selected by Pitt’s Alumni Association, were honored during the Feb. 28 event in Oakland’s Carnegie Music Hall. From left, trustee Robert M. Hernandez (A&S ’66), retired vice chair and chief financial officer, USX Corp.; the Honorable Mary Jo Ransford White (LAW ’67), a former trustee and a retired Pennsylvania state senator; and Pitt emeritus trustee Thomas G. Bigley (BUS ’56), retired managing partner of Ernst & Young LLP’s Pittsburgh office.