Earl Birdy served as the long-time intramural director at Carnegie Mellon from 1966 to 1994. He joined Carnegie Tech in 1951 as a physical education and swimming instructor. As noted by his nominators, Birdy was available to everyone, at all times. He had a sign on his door that spoke volumes: “Come on in. I can help.” In addition to his work at Carnegie Mellon, Birdy was a recognized major college football official from 1955-85. Among the games he worked were the 1962 North-South All-Star Game, the 1974 Orange Bowl, the 1979 Tangerine Bowl and the 1981 Hall of Fame Bowl. Birdy impacted the educational experience of thousands of Carnegie Mellon students during his tenure at the university.