Alumni Awards

Prestigious NYUSPS Awards

We are proud to recognize outstanding graduates for their exceptional personal and professional achievements. Awardees are selected through a comprehensive evaluation process and the contributions they have made in their communities.

Bart Lawson Award For Distinguished Public Service

A respected and distinguished graduate of SPS who has clearly demonstrated a record of outstanding public service in her/his professional, vocational, social, or cultural endeavors.

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

A respected and distinguished graduate of SPS who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement and/or service in her/his professional, vocational, social, or cultural endeavors, and who deserves acknowledgment as embodying the spirit of distinction that brings pride to the School and the University.

Distinguished Young Alumnus/a Award

Presented to an SPS graduate, age 35 or younger at the time of nomination, for outstanding achievement in business or professional life, or for significantly improving or enhancing the lives of others through outstanding leadership or service. His or her deeds and actions thereby reflect and recognize the importance of their education and bring honor to SPS and NYU.

Bart Lawson Award For Distinguished Public Service

A respected and distinguished graduate of SPS and NYU who has demonstrated extraordinary service and continuing devotion to their Alma Mater and who embodies the University motto: to Persevere and to Excel.

 

Nominations

Nominations are accepted year-round, on a rolling basis.

2018 Reciepients

2017 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Evan Rosenstock '11

MS, Global Affairs 

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Malika Harrison '17

MS, Public Relations and Corporate Communication 

Award for Public Service

Usman Ali '17

MS, Management and Systems 

2016 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Romola Ratnam '08

BS in Sports Management

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

David Hirsh '90

MS, Real Estate 

Channon Lucas '11

MS, Global Affairs 

Award for Public Service

Priscilla Anany '14

MS, Public Relations and Corporate Communication

2015 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Kofi Amouzou '99

MS, Tourism Management 

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Allan Haber '80

BA, Humanities 

 

Allen M. McFarlane '92

BA, Social Sciences

 

Award for Public Service

Jeanne Buruus '93

Diploma in Human Resources Management 

Sara Pandolfi '14

MS, Fundraising and Grantmaking 

2014 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Margie Pedder '08

MS, Sports Business

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Roland Pugh '14

MA in Graphic Communications Management and Technology 

Award for Public Service

Scott Harrison '96

AA, Liberal Arts

Heather O'Neill '08

MS, Global Affairs 

2013 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Jessica Grossman '12

MA, Graphic Communications Management and Technology

Craig Pinto '10

BA, Social Sciences

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

John T. Farrell '09

MS, Real Estate

Lorna Tychostup '09

MS, Global Affairs

Award for Public Service

Stephanie A. Mattera '09

MS, Public Relations and Corporate Communication

2012 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Sam Charney '04

MS, Real Estate 

Jennifer Flood '11

BA, Social Sciences 

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Jeff Barber '04

MS, Management and Systems 

Award for Public Service

April De Simone '00

BA, Social Sciences

2011 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Lauren Beam '06

MS, Sports Business 

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Carlos Manzano '09

MS, Public Relations and Corporate 

Communications

Award for Public Service

Michael Schultz '08

MA, Graphic Communications Management and Technology 

2010 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Jamie Leigh Allen Black '97

BA in Humanities

Matthew Blesso '04

MS, Real Estate 

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Aaron Oliker '03

MS, Digital Imaging and Design

Award for Public Service

Brian Laguardia '10

MS, Global Affairs

2009 Recipients

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

E. O'Brien Murray '01

MS, Real Estate 

Award for Public Service

Elena Mooney Graham '08

BA, Social Sciences 

2008 Recipients

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Gena Lovett '95

Diploma in Financial Management

Award for Public Service

Michael Johnson '01

MS, Real Estate Development

2007 Recipients

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Nia Francis '01

MS, Real Estate 

Award for Public Service

Marc F. Gustafson '07

BA, Social Sciences

2006 Recipients

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Mayor Peter Corroon '90

MS, Real Estate 

Award for Humanitarianism

Travis Sherer '05

BA, Social Sciences

Award for Public Service

Kendrick Harris '01

BS, Real Estate

2005 Recipient

Award for Public Service

Jose Maria Gomez '05

BA, Social Sciences

2004 Recipients

Award for Humanitarianism

Edward Bergman '03

BS, Hotel and Tourism Management

Award for Professional Service

William Freydberg '89

MS, Real Estate 

Award for Public Service

Karen Lee '00

BA, Social Sciences