Andy Warhola graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (presently Carnegie-Mellon University) in June 1949. He was amongst a group of 35 graduates of the Art and Design department. This was an exceptionally special class of students since many of them went on to become very successful in their own right. Most of the male students were returning vets on the GI Bill, therefore they were much older than Andy, sometimes by 3 and 4 years. Though Andy’s talents were noticeable from the very beginning his fellow students also had tremendous influence on him as well. They gave him a lot of support during the several times that he risked expulsion.
The following list are the graduates of that very special class. We hope to expand this section with a biography of each classmate. Please feel free to email us any further information that will help us with our endeavor.
Carnegie Tech’s ‘the 49’rs
John Pete Fischer
Louise Fay (Grove)
Elizabeth Betsy Gruse
Charles (Chuck) Kavenagh
Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Musser Githens
Patricia Patty Miller