Andrews to receive Penn State Beaver Outstanding Alumni Award

December 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 Jan. 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. In 1977 he founded the company, which serves the energy industry with product solutions for measurement and controls in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.

He attended Beaver campus for two years before obtaining a bachelor’s degree in business at Penn State University Park. In 2009 he was named president-elect of the Beaver campus Advisory Board and also established an annual scholarship for Beaver campus students.

Andrews played varsity baseball at Beaver and has continued his interest in athletics by serving as a coach and business manager for various hockey organizations in and around Pittsburgh. He served as president of the Pittsburgh Section Instrument Society of America, was a coach and commissioner for the Mount 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.

Award recipients are selected by a committee of campus staff, and members of the Advisory Board and the Penn State Beaver Alumni Society.

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

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



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