INI Staff Member Megan O'Malley Receives Burritt Education Award

February 03, 2006

For two years Megan O'Malley has worked at the INI as the Administrative Associate, managing the INI Director's schedule, arranging travel, and generally making sure things run smoothly at the INI. And now, she is doing all this while working towards her Master's degree in Teaching at Chatham College. In recognition of her skill at juggling work and school, the College of Engineering awarded O'Malley the Burritt Education Award at the CIT Staff Awards luncheon on January 19, 2006.

The Burritt Education Award is named in memory of Timothy Burritt, former undergraduate adviser at the College of Engineering, who completed his bachelor's degree at Duquesne University while working at Carnegie Mellon. The award recognizes CIT employees who maintain a balance of work and school, show perseverance in their quest for education, and are enthusiastic about the value of continuing education. The award consists of a cash award and an engraved clock.

O'Malley joined Carnegie Mellon in 2001 as Administrative Coordinator for the Heinz School's Master of Medical Management program. She then joined the INI as Administrative Associate two years later. She is now in her second semester at Chatham (with a 4.0 G.P.A.), and she plans to finish the program in December of 2007. While continuing to work full time at the INI, O'Malley takes two courses per semester at Chatham and completes at least 40 hours per semester of in-class observation. O'Malley is also working on obtaining her teaching certificate at the same time. After graduation, O'Malley hopes to teach third grade in the Pittsburgh area.