George S. Barrett (STERN '88) 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Lindsey Ferrentino (TSOA ’09) 2018 Distinguished Young Alumna Award
Anthony Foxx (LAW ’96) 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Lee Morin (GSAS ’78, ’82, MED ’81) 2018 Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service
Billy Rosa (TSOA ’04, MEYERS ’09) 2018 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

George S. Barrett (STERN '88)
Distinguished Alumnus Award


When George Barrett (STERN ’88) moved to New York City to be a professional musician, he never expected it would be the first step towards a career at the helm of a Fortune 500 company. Now, 30 years after graduating from NYU Stern’s MBA program, Barrett is Executive Chairman of the globally-integrated healthcare services and products company, Cardinal Health. Beyond leading the company’s expansion as Chairman and CEO from 2009 until 2017, Barrett spearheaded Cardinal Health’s diversity initiative, which is lauded around the world for its support of women, diversity, and the arts.  

Lindsey Ferrentino (TSOA '09)
Distinguished Young Alumna Award


Lindsey Ferrentino (TSOA '09) received the 2018 NYUAA Distinguished Young Alumna Award.  

Anthony Foxx (LAW ’96)
Distinguished Alumnus Award



After seeing the social impact legal mandates had in his home state of North Carolina, Anthony Foxx (LAW ’96) was inspired to pursue a law degree and help create a better world. After becoming the youngest Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, he joined the Obama Administration as the 17th Secretary of Transportation.

Lee Morin (GSAS ’78, ’82, MED ’81)
Eugene J. Keogh Award for Distinguished Public Service


Dr. Lee M. Morin is a United States Navy Captain and NASA astronaut. He flew aboard STS-110 in 2002, which delivered the S0 (S-Zero) Truss; it was the first time the station’s robotic arm was used for spacewalking and the first time that a crew’s spacewalks were based from the station’s Quest Airlock.

Dr. Morin has logged more than 259 hours in space, including two spacewalks during STS-110 totaling 14 hours and 9 minutes. After STS-110, he was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Health, Space, and Science with the Department of State, Washington, DC. After this tour, he returned to the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center.

He is currently assigned to the Exploration Branch, where he is working on the cockpit of NASA’s newest spacecraft, the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle. He is the supervisor of the Crew Interface Rapid Prototyping Lab (RPL).

Billy Rosa (TSOA ’04, MEYERS ’09)
Distinguished Young Alumnus Award


At age 23, William “Billy” Rosa was a recent NYU Tisch theatre grad who had already performed under some of New York’s brightest lights at Radio City Music Hall. When Billy fractured his hip early on in his theatrical career, he didn’t know his injury would set the stage for his next career act.

With an appreciation for the power of patient care, Billy returned to his NYU roots, graduating magna cum laude from the College of Nursing in 2009. After graduating valedictorian from Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing’s master’s program, Billy was ready for his next adventure, which would take him across the globe to Rwanda.