Bart Lawson Alumni Award for Service

The NYU School of Professional Studies encourages social responsibility and recognizes members of our alumni community with the Bart Lawson Alumni Award for Service, for their exemplary accomplishments in the community and in the industries they serve.

This Award is named in honor of Bart Lawson, an alumnus of the NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies, who was a philanthropist and an active member of the community.

The Award is bestowed in the following categories.


This category recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an alumnus/a who is committed to the education of others, anywhere in the world, through participation in community service and the alleviation of human suffering.

Professional Service and Outreach

This category recognizes an alumnus/a who utilizes his or her expertise and scholarship for community outreach.


Public Service

This category recognizes an alumnus/a who has developed an innovative approach to a social, educational, environmental, health, economic, or legal issue within a community.

NYU School of Professional Studies alumni are invited to nominate themselves or another worthy alumnus/a for the Bart Lawson Alumni Award for Service. The Awards will be presented during NYU Alumni Weekend, at the NYUSPS Dean’s Luncheon, on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7 E 12th Street.

To submit your nomination, please click here. Nominations are due by Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Sonal Pande, Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations at or at 212-998-6961.

Bart Lawson, a 1992 graduate of the Paul McGhee Division, was a distinguished member of the School's alumni community. During his lifetime, he made generous contributions that funded financial aid for McGhee students. He served on the Council for the Future of the NYU School of Professional Studies and participated in helping our students to better understand the healthcare field through lectures and private conversations. Outside of the School, Lawson dedicated his energies to solving healthcare problems the world over. He was president and executive director of the Greater New York Healthcare Facilities Association, and served on the transition teams of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Governor George Pataki before being appointed to serve on the Governor's Medicaid Task Force. He also served as ambassador–at–large to the United States Grenadian Mission to the United Nations, Grenada. Using his resources and expertise, he worked tirelessly to make the world a better place by dedicating his energies to solving healthcare problems.

Upon Lawson's premature passing, the NYU School of Professional Studies established this award to pay tribute to his legacy, and to offer the members of the School community the opportunity to recognize these qualities and dedication to service in others.

Usman Ali

Award for Public Service

Malika Harrison

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Evan Rosenstock

Award for Humanitarianism