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Andrews will receive Penn State Beaver Outstanding Alumni Award

12/14/2012 —

Nicholas H. Andrews of Upper St. Clair is the recipient of the 2012 Penn State Beaver Outstanding Alumni Award which he will receive at an on-campus dinner meeting of the Penn State Beaver Advisory Board and the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society on January 16. Beaver Chancellor Gary Keefer will present the award which is given on the basis of professional achievement, contributions to society, and/or involvement with Penn State Beaver.

Andrews is president and owner of Andrews Industrial Controls, Inc., Carnegie, and has served as president-elect of the Beaver campus Advisory Board since 2009. He attended Beaver campus for two years before moving to Penn State University Park to earn a bachelor’s degree in science, and he has established an annual scholarship for Beaver campus students in need of financial support to meet their academic goals.

In 1977 he founded his company which services the energy industry for product solutions for measurement and controls in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland.

He played baseball at Beaver campus and continued his interest in athletics as a coach and/or business manager for various hockey organizations in and around Pittsburgh. He has served as president of the Pittsburgh Section Instrument Society of America, was a coach and commissioner for the Mt. Lebanon Baseball Association, and was director of athletics and on church council for St. Nicholas Cathedral.

Andrews is a member of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Presidents Club and serves on the Board of Directors of Pittsburgh’s YMCA Camp T. Frank Soles.

Previous award recipients were David D. Anderson (2011), a 1979 business graduate and manager of International Commercial Development for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, and Carl Bartuch (2010), a 1975 business graduate and owner of High Tech Finishing, Kegg’s Candies, and Bartuch Holdings Ltd.

Award recipients are chosen by a committee consisting of campus staff and members of the Advisory Board and the Alumni Society.

For information about the Outstanding Alumni Award, contact Diana Patterson, Beaver campus director of development at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.    

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