Ceramic Industry

Alfred University Alumnus, Former Dean to Receive Ceramic Society Award

October 15, 2010

L. David Pye, a member of Alfred University’s class of 1959 as well as dean and professor of Glass Science, emeritus, Alfred University, and CEO, The Empire State Glassworks LLC, will be awarded Distinguished Life Membership in the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for lifetime achievements in the field of ceramics.

The award, the highest bestowed by ACerS, will be presented at the society’s annual meeting this month. Pye will join a small group affiliated with Alfred University who previously received this honor, including John F. McMahon, Samuel R. Scholes, Van Derck Frechette, and Richard M. Spriggs.

As dean of the New York State College of Ceramics, Pye led the establishment of several new academic programs in electronic arts, engineering, and materials science that helped the college reach record levels of sponsored research.

For additional details, visit www.alfred.edu.