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Announcing the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients (from l-to-r): Kevin Jennings '94, Lucille Ann Joel '70, John King '00, Harold Noah '64 and Robert Shaffer '52. The Early Career Award recipient is Betty Perez-Rivera '02.
Kevin Jennings was  the Assistant Deputy Secretary on the Obama Administration for the office of  Safe & Drug-free Schools. He is the CEO and president of "Be the  Change" (a non-profit) and established the nation's first Gay-Straight  Alliance (GSA).
Lucille Ann Joel is an expert in the field of nursing. She has  written and presented on nursing and health issues on the local, national and  international level and has been a professor at Rutgers for over 20 years.
John King is the NY Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the Stateof New York. He also serves on U.S. Department ofEducation’s Equity and Excellence Commission. 
Harold Noah is a  pioneer in the field of International and Comparative Education. Noah is Professor  Emeritus of Philosophy & Social Sciences and Former Dean, Teachers College  is also the namesake for The Harold J. Noah Alumni Award in International and  Comparative Education for alumni within the program. 

Robert Schaffer founded  Schaffer Consulting and has authored books such as The Breakthrough Strategy; Rapid Results; High-Impact Consulting. Since  the 1960s, thousands of individuals have trained under Schaffer in his  "High-Impact Consulting Workshop" (the longest running professional  workshop for staff consultants).

Betty Perez-Rivera is  the Director of the East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence Walk-In Center. She  spearheaded, wrote and presented the "Family Asthma Guide", now used nationwide.

We will honor our Distinguished Alumni Award during Academic Festival. Mark you calendar for April 21.