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CCNY president honors distinguished five at gala

2016 Presidential Gala Honorees
Honorees with President Lisa S. Coico at CCNY’s Presidential Awards Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental. From left: Susan McGuirk, Matthew C. Blank, President Coico, George Lois, Howard Morgan and Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

Five distinguished supporters of The City College of New York are recipients of 2016 CCNY Presidential Awards. The honors were presented by Dr. Lisa S. Coico, president of City College, at her annual Presidential Awards Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan.

Recognized for their support to CCNY were:

  • Susan McGuirk and Matthew C. Blank, “for visionary philanthropic leadership to educate the media leaders of tomorrow";
  • George Lois,  “America's Master Communicator and advertising legend for his donation of his archives to CCNY and continued support of our students";
  • Howard Morgan '65, Partner of First Round Capital, “for advancement in technology and innovation to benefit students and industry"; and
  • Malcolm-Jamal Warner, for his contributions to the arts and appreciation of the mission of City College's Center for the Arts."

More than 300 guests attended the dinner. Proceeds from the event go to supporting President Coico’s initiatives including student scholarships, faculty support and improvements to the campus.

About The City College of New York
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. More than 15,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Science; Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; School of Education; Grove School of Engineering; Sophie Davis Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine; and the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes all rank City College among the best colleges and universities in the United States.


Jay Mwamba