Alumna Leigh Silverman, pictured here with School of Drama Head Peter Cooke (left) and Dean of the College of Fine Arts Dan Martin, returned to her alma mater to discuss her experience at CMU during a lecture with students. Silverman is an ambassador for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, presented by the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University. Nominations are now being accepted for the first award, to be presented during the broadcast on Sunday, June 7, on CBS. The award honors K-12 educators, and Silverman taped a brief video about her own inspiring teacher while she was here at CMU. Take a look at her message by clicking here.  Nominate your own candidate at