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Glen de Vries (S 1994), Alumni Achievement

Glen is the President and Co-Founder of Medidata Solutions, the leading cloud platform for life sciences research. Glen has been driving Medidata's mission since the company's inception in 1999: Powering smarter treatments and healthier people. His publications have appeared in Applied Clinical Trials, Cancer, The Journal of Urology, Molecular Diagnostics, STAT, Urologic Clinics of North America and TechCrunch. He is a member of the Carnegie Mellon University President's Global Advisory Council, a Columbia HITLAB Fellow, a member of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association European Advisory Board, and serves on the board of the Young Scientist Foundation.

Glen received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology and genetics from Carnegie Mellon University, worked as a research scientist at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and studied computer science at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematics.

Twitter: @CaptainClinical

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HollinLee D. Hollin (HNZ 2007), Outstanding Recent Alumni

The As Vice President, Current Programming at CBS Network and CBS TV Studios, Lee oversees CBS series' MADAM SECRETARY, CRIMINAL MINDS and CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS in addition to CW's JANE THE VIRGIN, Syfy's INCORPORATED, and the upcoming CBS series DOUBT and SALVATION. He also helped launch THE ODD COUPLE (starring Matthew Perry), now entering its third season on CBS.

Prior to this role, Lee held the position of Director, Drama Development at CBS TV Studios, where he developed one-hour broadcast television pilots and new series, with an emphasis on CBS and CW networks. Lee's recent work included SCORPION (CBS), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS), EXTANT (CBS),  ELEMENTARY (CBS), UNDER THE DOME (CBS), EMILY OWENS, MD (CW), UNFORGETTABLE (CBS/A&E) and A GIFTED MAN (CBS).

Before joining the CBS family, Lee spent five years at FOX Broadcasting Company, where he started as an assistant in the Current Programming department. Lee was promoted to Coordinator, Drama Development & Current Programming and later to Manager, Drama Development. During his time at FOX, Lee worked on shows including GLEE, FRINGE, DOLLHOUSE, HUMAN TARGET, LIE TO ME, HOUSE, PRISON BREAK, 24, BONES, FAMILY GUY and THE SIMPSONS among others. Lee's first job in Hollywood was as an intern/assistant at talent agency, ICM.

Lee also teaches a Television Development course as part of Carnegie Mellon's MEIM program, as well at the UCLA Writer's Program. Before coming to Hollywood, Lee lived and worked in NYC and was an active member of the theatre community as both actor and director. During that time, he held a variety of jobs before finding his way to CMU for his graduate school education. Lee earned his undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts from University of Pittsburgh.

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KirrDavid M. Kirr (E 1959, 1960, TPR 1962), Alumni Distinguished Service

David Kirr is a partner of Kirr, Marbach & Company, an investment management company he co-founded in 1975 with Terry B. Marbach, a fellow CMU graduate. Previously, he spent ten years as an investment analyst with Irwin Management Company in Columbus, Indiana. He has been a chartered financial analyst since 1971.

David is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Indiana Medical Foundation in Columbus, Indiana, and the Meridian Insurance Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also a past president of the Bartholomew County Hospital Association in Columbus, Indiana.

He is a member and past president of the Harrison Lakes Country Club in Columbus, Indiana, the Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

David was granted a Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering in 1959 (with honors), a Master's Degree in mechanical engineering in 1960, and a Master's Degree in Industrial Administration in 1962, all at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is currently a Trustee Emeritus. Additionally, he has served on the Alumni Association Board, Andrew Carnegie Society Executive Committee, and as a reunion and campaign volunteer for the university.

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LightJudith E. Light (A 1970), Alumni Lifetime Achievement

Judith Light is known for her extensive body of work on stage, television and film. She is currently starring in Amazon's Golden Globe winning series, "Transparent," created by Jill Soloway for which she has received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and three Critics' choice nominations. On stage, she recently completed a new, one-woman play for MCC theatre in New York, "All The Ways To Say I Love You" by Neil LaBute.

She received a Tony nomination for the play Lombardi, followed by two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk wins for "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz and "The Assembled Parties" by Richard Greenberg. For her performance of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Wit", she was awarded the Helen Hayes and Eliot Norton awards.

Judith starred in the television series, "Who's the Boss," and received two consecutive Emmy awards for her work on "One Life to Live." Other television work includes the Emmy winning series, "Ugly Betty", which garnered her an Emmy nomination, "Law and Order, SVU" and "Dallas."

She starred in and produced the film, "Save Me", which premiered at Sundance. Judith performed in Europe, in several repertory companies across the country, and at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Foundation. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

She has been a longtime advocate in the fight to end HIV/Aids and has been a champion for LGBTQ and human rights. Judith is an active participant in a variety of organizations including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, Point Foundation and numerous others.

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NgAngela O. Ng (E 2016) Student Service

Fifth Year Scholar Angela Ng graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a double in Biomedical Engineering. She played a role in the global service community, as a part of Alternative Break, IVHQ, TCinGC, IMPAQT, Habitat for Humanity and Folia Water, traveling in Columbia, Guatemala, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Kenya, Spain, Qatar and South Africa. Angela started organizations such as Project Smile, promoting happiness around campus; The Mindfulness Room, a room of relaxation, inspiration, rejuvenation and happiness; and Paws to Relax, weekly therapy dogs, therapy dog training for faculty and staff, and pet-friendly housing. She has found that her passions lie most in building one-on-one relationships with her residents as a live-in Mentor, Residential Assistant and Community Advisor. Angela was also a member of Delta Delta Delta, building booths and participating in Greek Sing, as well as running as a St. Jude Hero and raising money for her favorite philanthropy, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Over the years, she has served on student government, Dining Student Advisory Board, Peer Health Advocates, SafeZone and Survivor Support Network. In her free time, Angela has played chaser on the Quidditch team, danced in Dancer's Symposium and pushed buggy for Sigma Phi Epsilon. She received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, the 2016 George Washington Prize, 2016 Undergraduate Environmental Research Award, and University and College Honors. She plans to attend Public Health Graduate School upon leaving Carnegie Mellon.


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PenningtonAdam G. Pennington (CS 2001, E 2003), Alumni Service

Adam has been involved with various Carnegie Mellon University volunteer roles since he graduated with a BS in Computer Science in 2001, and a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003. He is the current president of the Activities Board Technical Committee (ABTech) alumni interest group, which he founded in 2004. In 2015, Adam started the ABTech Advancement Fund, which is dedicated to helping current undergraduate members of ABTech attend industry conferences. Adam also served on the Alumni Association Board from 2011 until 2015, co-chairing both the Networks and Awards committees.

While at CMU, Adam was an executive in ABTech, a board member of Scotch 'n' Soda, and an officer of both Hammerschlag tower clubs (Carnegie Tech Radio Club [W3VC] and the ECE Graduate Organization). He currently works for a nonprofit and spends as much time as possible SCUBA diving with his girlfriend, Lindsay Spriggs (HS 2005, 2006).


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PorterWilliam "Billy" Porter (A 1991), Alumni Achievement

Billy Porter is a native of Pittsburgh, originally from the East Liberty section of the city. He attended the CAPA School within the Pittsburgh Public Schools, which is geared to students with talents in the performing arts. He is a 1991 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a BFA from the School of Drama. He regularly returns to campus and talks with students about the industry and provides perspectives from his career – including both triumphs and challenges to help prepare CMU students for the professional realm of entertainment.

Billy returned to CMU in October 2013, when he was in Pittsburgh for the "Billy Porter Day" Proclamation at City Hall. During the visit, he mingled with students across campus – including having a picture taken at "the fence," – and he was part of a Q&A session with Peter Cooke, head, School of Drama, regarding his career path. Nearly 300 people from CMU and the region attended the session in Chosky Theater, Purnell Center.

Billy has worked in film and television, and most recently he was best known for his work on the Broadway smash, "Kinky Boots," which tells the story of a British drag queen named Lola (Billy). Lola helps a down-on-its-luck shoe factory gain a market edge with some creative products – boots for men who perform in drag. It's a dynamic story of acceptance and being true to one's self. Billy won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his work in the "Boots," and the show's CD received a 2013 Grammy Award for Best Soundtrack from a Musical.

Billy is also a graduate of The Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA and is an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, where he has directed productions of "Company" and "Letters From 'Nam."

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PriceJay E. Price (S 1966), Alumni Distinguished Service

Jay Price is originally from Pittsburgh and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in math and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He served two years in the army as a Lieutenant including a year in Vietnam.

Jay retired from Procter & Gamble in 2004 after 36 years of service. During that time, he held various positions in the information technology area with his last position as a director in the Health and Beauty Care business. He also spent many years conducting workshops, training employees in organizational development, team building, leadership and diversity.

From 2009 to 2011, Jay served as the Alumni Relations Director at Carnegie Mellon University. He served as a member of the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association Board (AAB) from 2001 to 2010, and as president of the AAB from 2006 to 2008. He was asked to serve as the Alumni Relations Director until a permanent replacement could be hired.

Jay is very involved in other non-profit organizations, recently completing terms as Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati Hearing, Speech and Deaf Center and as Chairman of the Board of the Cedar Village Health Care Center. He has also served as president of the American Jewish Committee, Jewish Family Service, and Valley Temple. He is currently on the boards of Jewish Federation, Jewish Cemeteries, and the national board of the Association of Jewish Aging Services.

Jay is married to Sue and they have two adult daughters, two sons-in-laws and two grandchildren, all of whom live in Cincinnati.

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Wilfred T. Rouleau (E 1951, 1952, 1954) &
Ruth Osborne Rouleau (MM 1952, L 1953), Alumni Service

Wilfred (Wil) Rouleau earned his degrees at Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Tech) in Mechanical Engineering: BS 1951, MS 1952, PhD 1954. From 1954 to 1999, he served on the MechE faculty as Assistant and Associate Professor, then Professor, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 1999. His teaching and research were primarily in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. In recognition of his work he was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

As a new faculty member he served on the Board of the Carnegie Tech branch of the YMCA. After retirement he joined the Alumni Board of CMU and assisted with planning several class reunions.

Other activities include Vestry member of The Church of the Redeemer, Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 23, President of the Blackberry Pond Corporation and officer of the Edgewood Historical Society.

Ruth Osborne Rouleau enrolled in Margaret Morrison Carnegie College in 1948 after graduating from Mt. Lebanon High School and majored in English. After graduation in 1952, she entered Carnegie Library School, then a college of Carnegie Tech, and earned a MLS in 1953. She then took a position as Children's Librarian in the Cleveland Library System. Having known Wil for several years she returned to Pittsburgh in 1954 to marry him three days after he received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

At CMU, Ruth served on the Library Board with Dean Gloriana St Clair. As a member of the Alumni Association, she helped plan several class reunions.

Ruth has served as President of the Edgewood Garden Club and as Chairman of the Western PA Unit of the Herb Society of America. She has volunteered in the Unit's Elizabethan Garden in Mellon Park for 40 years. At the 75th Annual Meeting of the HSA in Boston in June 2008, Ruth was awarded the Helen deConway Little Medal of Honor. As a Master Gardener, she taught the class on herbs for nineteen years.

Ruth and Wil have two sons, Richard and Keith, both married, and five grandchildren.

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SmithRaymond W. Smith (TPR 1959), Alumni Lifetime Achievement

Raymond W. Smith retired as chairman of Verizon (formerly Bell Atlantic) at the end of 1998. A pioneer in wireless technology, Mr. Smith refashioned the company into the largest communications corporation in the country. Under his leadership, Bell Atlantic acquired NYNEX in 1995 and announced the acquisition of GTE in 1998, two of the largest transactions in business history at that time. During his tenure, he received many awards acknowledging his leadership and achievements.

In 1999, Ray founded Arlington Capital Partners and became Chairman of Rothschild North America. Over the years, he has been active in many civic, charitable and cultural organizations and has been a member of the boards of directors of Westinghouse, CBS, Viacom, First Union, US Airways, NTT DoCoMo, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Library of Congress, the Rockefeller Foundation, Rothschild Investments, Five Arrows Capital AG, the Curtis Institute of Music, Central Park Conservancy, American Research Center in Egypt, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.

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StehlikMark Stehlik, Faculty & Staff Impact

Mark Stehlik is a Teaching Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been a member of the Carnegie Mellon Computer Science faculty since 1982 and has taught Computer Science classes at both the Pittsburgh and CMU-Q (Doha, Qatar) campuses. He served as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education in the School of Computer Science for twenty years prior to being named Associate Dean for Education at CMU-Q in 2012. He returned to the School of Computer Science as Assistant Dean for Outreach in 2015.

In addition to teaching first- and second-year Computer Science courses, in his role as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education, Mark administered the Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Undergraduate program since its inception in 1988 and helped graduate over 2,700 alumni. He was awarded the Carnegie Mellon Undergraduate Advising Award for Outstanding Contributions to Academic Advising and Mentoring in 1993, the School of Computer Science Herbert A. Simon Award for Teaching Excellence in 1997, and the Robert Doherty Award for Sustained Contributions to Excellence in Education in 2012. In January, 2014, he was invited to participate in TEDx Education City and gave a talk entitled, "What's Your Fractal Dimension?" that has been viewed close to 5,000 times.

Since his return to Pittsburgh in 2015, Mark has helped bring the Microsoft TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools) program that pairs local tech professionals with non-CS teachers, who want to learn to teach Computer Science, to Pittsburgh Public Schools. Beginning in fall, 2016, 18 volunteers (two-thirds of whom are CMU alumni) are helping to deliver eight Computer Science courses in five Pittsburgh Public high schools to about 125 students. In addition, CMU alumni are volunteering at other schools who are partnering with TEALS and, as of 2017, CMU ranks second in total TEALS volunteers.

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TakayasuSachiko Takayasu (DC 1985), Alumni Achievement

Sachiko Takayasu is a business leader with particular focus on international relations. As the Presidentand CEO of Asian/Pacific Islanders American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, Sach hasworked closely with top leaders like US President Barack Obama and his Cabinet Members on issuessuch as international trade and immigration reform. She was one of the 19 select business leaders to bebriefed on the Trans-Pacific Partnership directly by President Obama, Agriculture Secretary ThomasVilsack and USTR Ambassador Michael Froman. She was personally invited by the US Small BusinessAdministration (SBA) Administrator to join the exclusive SBA Council for Underserved Communities torepresent Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Through the invitation of Japan’s Foreign Ministry and the US Japan Council, Sach discussed bilateralbusiness issues with top business and government leaders including Prime Minister Abe. She serves onthe Strategic Innovation Advisory Board for the United Nations Populations Fund, and previously, builtnew businesses in IBM, earning her many awards including the 2011 Forrester Groundswell Award.

Sach holds a Bachelor of Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of BusinessAdministration from The Ohio State University.

Twitter: @SachGlobal

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UyElvin Ivan Yaw Uy (HNZ 2010), Outstanding Recent Alumni

Elvin Ivan Y. Uy is the former Assistant Secretary for Curriculum and Instruction and K to 12 Program Coordinator of the Department of Education, Republic of the Philippines. From 2011 to 2016, he was among those at the forefront of transforming Philippine basic education, a system that serves more than 26 million learners in over 60,000 schools. He was part of the formulation, design and implementation of the K to 12 Program, considered by many as the largest and most significant basic education reform in the country's history.

Prior to his stint in the Philippine government, Elvin did product management and business development work in social media and other internet-enabled value-added services (VAS) for mobile telecommunications. Elvin has a Master's in Public Policy & Management (Highest Distinction) from Carnegie Mellon University in Australia and an Electronics and Communications Engineering degree (Magna Cum Laude) from De La Salle University.

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ZakJoshua J. Zak (CMU 2017), Student Service

Joshua Zak graduates in May 2017 with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a focus in Materials Chemistry and a minor in Japanese Studies as part of the Science and Humanities Scholars Program. Josh's involvement in the campus community include First-Year Orientation as a Head Orientation Counselor, Spring Carnival Committee as Head of Booth, Fringe as a Social Chair and a Booth Chair, and three years on the executive board of Carnegie Mellon UNICEF. Josh was also the President of Mortar Board, an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. In 2016, he traveled to Doha, Qatar with the IMPAQT program as part of a student team selected to help bridge the Pittsburgh and Doha campuses.

While at CMU, Josh spent three years as an undergraduate researcher in the Bernhard Lab, where he worked on various projects related to synthesizing long-lasting, photostable metal complexes for use in various photoredox catalysis processes. He is starting a PhD program in Materials Chemistry in fall 2017.

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