Delayed by Covid-19, Swanson School finally celebrates 2020 Distinguished Alumni in person, on campus
Pictured above from left: John Gargani, David Bucklew, Lloyd Yates, Laura Livingston, James Martin II, Mark Tressler, Andrew Tavakoli, Robert Agbede. (John Altdorfer)
Just as the Office of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement at the Swanson School of Engineering was prepared to announce its 2020 class of Distinguished Alumni and prepare for the annual award banquet's 61st year, the COVID-9 pandemic forced a halt to all campus activities. Last night however after a two-year hiatus, U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering James Martin II finally welcomed the winners at the Swanson School's formal ceremony at the University Club.
“The disruptions and losses of the past two years may have postponed our celebration, but it did not cancel our pride in the 2020 honorees,” Dean Martin said. “This is a tremendous cohort representative of the leadership, dedication, and success of our 30,000-strong global community of Pitt Engineers."
The 2020 Swanson School Distinguished Alumni include: