The NYU Alumni Association will honor five outstanding graduates at its annual Awards Luncheon hosted by NYU President John Sexton and NYUAA President Beverly Hyman, including Carmen Guillén Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City School System, and Ruth Gruber, whose career put her at the center of some of the most important events of the 20th century.
Carmen Guillén Fariña—alumna of NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (1965); Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education, educator, and longtime champion of achievement in NYC public schools—will receive the Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service.
Ruth Gruber—alumna of NYU Washington Square College (1930); renowned photojournalist and humanitarian who helped transport 1,000 Jewish refugees to America and documented the plight of 4,500 Holocaust survivors aboard the Exodus 1947—will receive the Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service.
Ted Allen—alumnus of the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science (1990); host of the Food Network series Chopped, former star on Bravo’s Queer Eye, and contributing writer for Esquire since 1997—will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Martin Cohen—alumnus of the NYU Leonard N. Stern School of Business (1976); Executive Chairman of Cohen & Steers, Inc., philanthropist, and pioneer in real estate securities investment—will receive the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Cristi Marie Hegranes—alumna of NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science (2005); founder and Executive Director of Global Press Institute, which empowers women in the developing world to produce local news coverage—will receive the Distinguished Young Alumna Award.
Friday, April 24, 2015, 12:00 noon–2:00
The Grand Hyatt New York, Empire Ballroom, 109 East 42nd Street, New York City