2014 Alumni Award
Al Cambridge and CMU have been linked since he began his collegiate
career in the 1950s and the relationship continued throughout his professional
career at Accenture Ltd., formerly Anderson Consulting. In the early years, Al
helped clients install their first computer systems and was a key recruiter for
CMU. He also was instrumental in the creation of the Arthur Andersen
Professorship at CMU.
Cambridge has often been described as a man of the highest character,
both personally and professionally. His career spanned nearly 40 years at
Arthur Andersen where he served in a variety of roles, including 24 years as
partner. With an eye for talent, Cambridge grew the practice significantly in
both Pittsburgh and Cincinnati and recruited many successful fellow CMU alumni
along the way.
His leadership, dedication and contributions of time, talent and
treasure to CMU through the years have had a meaningful impact on students,
faculty and fellow alumni. From assistance with curriculum revision,
fundraising and speaking opportunities to serving on numerous boards and
committees, Cambridge leads by example.
He has received numerous awards from CMU, including an honorary
doctorate in 1990, the Centennial Award, CBA Distinguished Alumni Award and the
Alumni Commitment Award.
“I always found Al to be a man of
the highest character because he demonstrates leadership and stewardship while
dedicating his time and application of skills to CMU,” said Rodney Crawford ‘77,