School of Computer Science alumnus Andrew Widdowson will receive Carnegie Mellon University's 2018 Alumni Service Award, which recognizes alumni for their dedication to serving CMU and the impact of that service on the university and its alumni.
First presented in 1950, the Alumni Awards pay tribute to individuals distinguished by their service to the university and outstanding accomplishments in the arts, humanities, sciences, technology and business. To date, the awards have honored nearly 900 alumni, faculty and students.
Widdowson, who graduated from SCS in 2005, is a staff software engineer in Google's Site Reliability Engineering group. He works on Google Search, and trains engineers in large-scale systems engineering. He also serves as chair of the SCS Alumni Advisory Board, and is the lead donor on the WRCT Forever Fund.
"Andrew is 100 percent committed to Carnegie Mellon and its success, both now and in the future," wrote Mark Stehlik, assistant dean for outreach and engagement, in a nomination letter. "I can think of no better SCS alum than Andrew to be recognized for his long record of service to WRCT, the School of Computer Science and Carnegie Mellon University."
Widdowson will receive his award at CMU's Alumni Awards ceremony on Friday, May 18.