Feast of the Haggis (2016) (Chicago Cultural Center)

Feast of the Haggis (2016) (Chicago Cultural Center)

Andrew D. Kerr & Pamela snite Kerr

A former Chair of the Chicago Scots Board of Governors, Andrew D. Kerr (Andy) is presently serving as the (volunteer) Owner's Representative for the Chicago Scots Caledonian House in North Riverside, IL. Andy represented the interests of the governors and executives of the society and Scottish Home in the construction of the 11,000 square foot state of the art, twenty room, memory care facility.

Prior to retirement, Andy was the Chief Administrative Officer of Lake Forest Academy. Before being promotion to CAO, Andy was the Academy's Chief Financial Officer. Andy was responsible for reorganizing the business department to achieve separation of duties and to create a more efficient operation; he has overseen the 140% growth in revenues from summer programs, and a 39% increase in external catering events at the Armour House. Over his ten years at the academy, Andy oversaw the development of over 100,000 square feet of a new academic, residential, athletic and dining space and managed the renovation and re-purposing of over 50,000 square feet of existing space.

Before joining LFA, Andy spent thirty years in a variety of financial, international and technology management positions in Chicago and New York. Beginning with international cash management at The Northern Trust Company in 1974, Andy developed the Global Financial Management Consulting Department of Citibank.

Andy received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Monmouth College in 1973, where he was president of the Student Union, his fraternity, and a member of the Blue Key Honorary Fraternity and Psi Chi, the national psychology honorary. He received his MBA degree in finance and marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in 1975.

Andy is a member of the Monmouth College Alumni Board and the National Business Officers Association. Andy is a member of the Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club in Tucson, Arizona. He is also a member of the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette and a past commodore of the White Lake Yacht Club, Whitehall, MI.

Kinsman & Kinswoman of the year (2016)

About the award: Each year the Chicago Scots present the Kinsman and Kinswoman Awards in recognition of outstanding dedication and voluntary service to our organization.

Pamela (Pam) has done fund development for museums and schools, the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers, the White Lake Yacht Club Sailing School Association, and chaired the foundation of her local Rotary Club.

Pam designed and implemented occupations health monitoring systems; spoke to health associations and published articles focusing on preventive health management.

A 1970 BA from Manhattanville College and a 1975 MBA from Northwestern University, led to Pam's thirty year plus career in various aspects of health care. Pam's job at Standard Oil of Indiana tracked Amoco workers, following the epidemiology of a healthy population.

In 1981, Pam joined American Cyanamid and continued working with computerized wellness tracking programs. Pam also became the President of Collinsville Child Care Center. Leadership positions with both the Evanston (IL) Junior League and Morristown (NJ) Junior League led to leadership at the national and international level with a position on the Board of the Association of Junior Leagues, International and leadership at the club and district levels in Rotary International.

Pam has served on the Board of the White Lake Yacht Club and was the club's first female Commodore. Pam has been a volunteer fro the Midwest Palliative & Hospice Care Center. Pam was a founder of Catbackers Club at Northwestern University. Pam is a Board Member of The Alumnae of Northwestern University.

Pam is a life member of the Chicago Scots and major donor to the Rotary Foundation.

2016-2017 Heather Queen, Erika Knowles, Gus Noble and Alan Cramb. Feast of the Haggis 2016 (Chicago Cultural Center)

2016-2017 Heather Queen, Erika Knowles, Gus Noble and Alan Cramb. Feast of the Haggis 2016 (Chicago Cultural Center)

Distinguished Citizen (2016)

About the award: Presented in recognition of an individual's achievement of excellence and contributions to Society, the Distinguished Citizen Award is our highest honor.

Alan William Cramb

On August 1, 2015 Alan William Cramb became President of Illinois Institute of Technology. On July 12, 2016 he was awarded the Bessemer Gold Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Earlier this year he was inducted as a Fellow into the National Academy of Inventors. In 2014 he was elected into the National Academy of Engineering.

Alan received his BS in Metallurgy from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, in 1975, his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and subsequently spent 7 years conducting the managing research within the steel industry. During 1986 he joined the faculty of the department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. In 1997 he was awarded the POSCO Chair at CMU. In 2000, he became Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at CMU.

In 2005 Alan was appointed the Dean of Engineering and the John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In his role as Dead, he was responsbile for current and future directions in research and education for one of the leading engineering schools in the USA. Alan joined IIT in 2008 as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and was also the Charles and Lee Finkl Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering until he became President.

He is the author of over 200 publications and two patents. He is the recipient of the AISI Medal in 1985 and 1986 and the Robert Wollston Hunt Award of the Iron and Steel Society (AIST/ISS) in 1987. Cramb is a distinguished member and fellow of AIST, AIME, The American Society for Materials (ASM), The American Academy for the Advancements of Science (AAAS), and the Iron and Steel Society of Japan (ISIJ).