Issue Date: 
February 17, 2014

DapperNordenberg converses with Dan Rooney, chair of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dan Dinner

Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg received the Dr. Freddie Fu Sports Leadership Award during the Feb. 6 annual Dapper Dan Dinner and Sports Auction at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. The chancellor led Pitt’s move from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Also during his tenure, Pitt built the Petersen Events Center and began playing its football games at Heinz Field on the North Side. Nordenberg credited the Pittsburgh Steelers’ ownership—the Rooney family—for the success of the Pitt-Steelers partnership. From left, Nordenberg converses with Dan Rooney, chair of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Bill Wade)


ThielChancellor Mark A. Nordenberg Honors Chancellor Nordenberg

Thiel College President Troy D. VanAken (far right, bottom photo) and Thiel Board of Trustees Chair Mark Benninghoff (far left) presented Pitt Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg with the Louis and Barbara Thiel Distinguished Service Award during the college’s annual Founders’ Day Convocation on Feb. 6. Nordenberg earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Thiel, based in Greenville, Pa., in 1970. The award is presented annually to individuals who demonstrate exemplary character, continuity of leadership, and long-term service to Greenville and its environs. Nordenberg has maintained close ties with his alma mater, serving as a member of its Board of Trustees for 10 years until 1997. He was Thiel’s commencement speaker in 1993 and, in 1997, received an honorary degree. Nordenberg was also the keynote speaker for VanAken’s inauguration as Thiel president in April 2010. (Photos courtesy of Thiel College)

Thiel Board of Trustees Chair Mark Benninghoff, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg, and Thiel College President Troy D. VanAken.