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MEMS Alumnus Receives Varsity Letter Club's 2024 Awardee of Distinction


Kenneth Balkey, a highly accomplished alumnus of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, was recently named as one of Pitt’s Varsity Letter Club's 2024 Awardees of Distinction. Balkey earned his bachelor's and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering in 1972 and 1980, respectively.

I am so deeply honored and humbled to have been selected to be a member of the 2024 class,” Balkey said.

Since 1961, the Pitt Varsity Letter Club has honored letterwinners who have distinguished themselves in their profession or community, and who – by their accomplishments – have enhanced the value of the intercollegiate athletics programs at Pitt.

Balkey is currently a member of the ASME Philanthropy Committee and serves as an Adjunct Faculty Lecturer for the Stephen R. Tritch Nuclear Engineering Program in the Swanson School of Engineering. He was previously a consulting engineer for Westinghouse Electric Company and the Senior Vice President for ASME Standards and Certification. 

The 2024 Awardees of Distinction will be honored at the 62nd Anniversary Varsity Letter Club Awards Dinner on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024  at The Westin Pittsburgh, beginning at 6 p.m., then again on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Pitt-Virginia Tech Men's Basketball game at 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about Balkey's journey with Pitt, read his Alumni Focus here.