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Distinguished Alumni Award

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  • Steven J. Abrams 1970

    Steven John Abrams
    Englewood School for Boys 1970
    Honored in 2010

    Education
     
    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania  BS Economics 1974
    Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania MBA  1975
    Columbia University  Law School  JD  1979
     
    Career Highlights
     
    • Attorney of  Law
      • Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy – 1979-2000
      • Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti – 2000-2009
      • Attorney – Law Offices of Steven J. Abrams, Esq.  2009-Present
        
    Contributions to the D-E Community
     
    • ESB Student -Played soccer, tennis, basketball and freshman baseball
    • Past Parent -  Daniel ’03 and Caitlin ‘06
    • Alumnus
    • o   Member of the D-E Board of Trustees--Five  three-year terms (non-consecutive)
    • o   Member of the Executive Committee
    • o   Chairman of the Development Committee
    • o   Member of the Committee on Trustees
    • o   Member of Alumni Relations Committee –25 years
    • o   Co-Chair of Annual Fund
    • o   Chair of  D-E  By-Laws Committee
    • o   Member of Parents Association By-Laws Committee
    • o   Chair of Committee on Procedures for Athletic Hall of Fame and Distinguished Alumni Award
     
    Selected Affiliations
     
    • Past President of Chavurah Beth Shalom
    • Past Trustee of the Alumni President’s Council
    • Long-time active member of the Leonia Tennis Club
  • Sandra Agemian Borg 1957

     
     
    Sandra Agemian Borg
    Class of 1957
    Honored 2000
     
    Education
    Dwight School Class President (1955-57)
    Dwight School Madonna (1957)
    1961 Wheaton College, B.A.
    Achievements
    • Dwight-Englewood School (1957-present)
      • o   Trustee, Vice President (1985-91)
      • o   Co-Chair, Second Century Campaign
      • o   Headmaster Search Committee
      • o   Development, Nominating and Executive Committees
      • o   Class Agent, Dwight School Class of 1957
      • Elisabeth Morrow School (1970-85)
        • o   Trustee (1974-85)
        • o   Chair, Nominating Committee
        • o   Headmaster Search, Development, and Building and Grounds Committees
        • o   President, Parents’ Association
    Contributions to the Community
    • Junior League of Bergen County (1968-80)
      • o   Vice President, Chair Anniversary Celebration
      • John Harms Theater (1993-94)
      • Hackensack University Medical Center Bio-Ethics Committee (1998-present)
    Professional Career
    • Board Vice Chair, Macromedia, Incorporated
    • Director, Bergen Record Corporation
     
     
     
     
  • Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh 1984

    Education
    Cornell University B.A. 1988
    Sorbonne University, Certificat de la Civilization Francaise
    Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons M.S. 1990
    SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, Commendation from the Dean 1990
    Cornell University Medical College M.D. 1993

    • Surgical Internship, The University of Chicago Hospitals (1993-1994)
    • Resident, General Surgery, The University of Chicago Hospitals (1994-1997)
    • Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Chicago Hospitals (1997-1998)
    • Chief Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Chicago Hospitals (1998-1999)
    • Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery, Microsurgery (1999-2000)
    o Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital
    o Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

    Career
    • Currently:
    o Fellow, American College of Surgeons
    o Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery
    o Director, Plastic Surgery Residency Program, Nassau University Medical Center
    o Director, Microsurgery, Winthrop University Hospital
    o Training and Education Grant for Teaching Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery Smile Train
    o Medical Advisory Board, Happy Face Foundation
    o Plastic Surgery Education Foundation
    o American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    o Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery

    Volunteer Missions
    • Afghan Refugee Camps
    • Trips to Central and South America
    • Trips to Middle East
  • James Beck Bakalar 1960

    James Beck Bakalar
    Class of 1960
    Honored 2000
     
    Education
    1964 Harvard College, AB, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    1967 Harvard Law School, JD
    Career
    • Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Researcher and Writer (1974-present)
    • Harvard Medical School, Lecturer in Law, Dept. of Psychiatry (1975-present)
    • Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Human Studies Comm. (1983-present)
    • Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Representative to Harvard Medical School-Harvard School of Dental Medicine (1984-87)
    • Harvard Mental Health Letter, Associate Editor (1984-present)
    Achievements
    • Member of Bar, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1967-present)
    • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association (1967-present)
    • Brandeis University, NDEA Graduate Fellowship (1967-73)
    • Hastings Center for the Study of Society, Ethics, and Life Sciences (1979-1981)
    • American Psychiatric Association, Council of Research and Development, Task Force on Treatment of Dying Patients (1980-81)
    • 60+ published articles in journals and books (1976-present)
    • Reads of speaks French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Latin
     
     
  • Robert Bakish 1981

    Robert M. Bakish
    Dwight-Englewood School 1981
    Honored 2011

    E
    ducation
    Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science, B.S., 1985
    Columbia Business School, MBA, 1989
     
     
    Career Highlights
    • President and CEO, Viacom International Media Networks.  Responsibility for all Viacom media networks outside the United States, including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Pictures TV, Colors, Viva, TMF and GameOne

    • Chairman of the Board, Viacom18 (India); Director of Viacom’s joint ventures with BSkyB (UK) and Telecom Italia Media (Italy)

    • President, MTV Networks International.  MTV Networks has the largest portfolio of media brands in the world, and MTV is the most widely distributed TV brand globally, seen in more than 600 million households in 160 plus countries via TV channels, Webs sties, and mobile TV Services

    • Director, Avid Technology, Inc.
     
    • Executive Vice President of Operations, Viacom. Responsibilities included Strategic Planning and Business Development as well as oversight of Famous Music, Famous Players, and Viacom Plus Media Sales

    • Chief Operating Officer, MTV Networks U.S. Advertising Sales and Executive Vice President, MTVN Strategy and Business Development

    • Senior Vice President, Planning, Development and Technology, Viacom

    • Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton Media and Entertainment Practice

    • Executive, AT&T Network Systems
     
    Other Accomplishments
     
    • Member, Columbia Business School Board of Overseers
    • Member, Columbia School of Engineering Board of Visitors
    • 25th Reunion Chair, Columbia Engineering
    • Chairman, Cable Television Advertising Bureau

  • Margaret Bailey Speer 1917

    Margaret Baily Speer
    Class of 1917
    Honored 1998
     
    Education
    1917-1918 Abbot Academy
    1922 Bryn Mawr College, B.A.
    Columbia University, M.A.
    Career
    • Warden and graduate study, Bryn Mawr College (1924-25)
    • Yenching University, Beijing, Member, Western Languages Department (1926-41)
    • Yenching University, College for Women, Dean (1934-41)
    • Headmistress, The Shipley School (1944-65)
    Achievements
    • Board of Directors, Head Mistresses Association of the East (1946-49)
    • President, Head Mistresses Association of the East (1950-52)
    • President, NAPSG (National Association of Principals for Girls) (1959-61)
    • Member of Council, NAPSG (National Association of Principals for Girls) (1961-63)
    • Board Member, YWCA (1964-70)
    • Founder and First President, Lower Merion Township Human Relations Council (1966-68)
    • Board Member, Springside School (1966-70)
    • Founded tutoring program, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (1966-82)
    • First Female Member of Session, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church (1968-70)
    • Education Committee Chairman, Lower Merion Township Human Relations Council (1968-70)
    • Board Member, Buck Lane Day Care Center (1969-97)
     
     
     
     
     
  • Berl Bernhard 1947

    Berl Bernhard
    Class of 1947
    Honored 1997
    Education
    1950 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
    1951 Graduated Dartmouth College
    1954 Graduated Yale Law School
    Achievements
    • Recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in Federal Government (1960)
    • Named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in the U.S. by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce (1962)
    • Professor of Law at Georgetown University (1963-65)
    • Consultant to Secretary of State Dean Rusk (1964-67)
    • Staff Director of the United States Commission of Civil Rights during Kennedy administration
    • Special Counsel and Director of the White House Conference under President Johnson (1966)
    • National Presidential Campaign Manager for Senator Edmund S. Muskie (1971-72)
    • General Counsel and a Director of the Washington Star (1978)
    • Trustee of the Federal City Counsel (1988-92)
    • Chairman of The Aspen Institute and Chairman of the Executive Committee (1991-94)
    • Current Chairman of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand
    • Current Director of Uniroyal Chemical Company, Inc. and UNC Inc.
    • Served for ten years as a Trustee of Dartmouth College
    • Served as member of the Board of Overseers of the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration as well as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Nelson A Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences
    • Special counsel to the Trustees of Eastern Airlines and special counsel to the Chairman of Northwest Airlines
     
     
     
  • Caroline I. Buttrick 1913

    Caroline I. Buttrick
    Class of 1913
    Honored 1997
     
    Education
    • Vasser – Johns Hopkins (MD)
    Career
    • Physician
     
  • Caroline Booth Chapin MD 1891

    Caroline Booth Chapin
    Class of 1891
    Honored 1997
     
    Career Highlights
    • Founder of Englewood Social Service Federation and Urban League
  • Isabel Ferguson 1932

    Isabel Ferguson
    Class of 1932
    Honored 2002
     
    Education
    Smith College
    Columbia University, BS
    Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, MA
    Military Service
    • 1943-46 United States Navy
      • o   WAVES (Women’s Reserves) Officer
      • o   1 of 60 women to be designated as a Naval Air Navigator
      • o   Earned Naval Air Navigator Wings (Ensign)
    Career
    • 1935-43           Dwight School, Mathematics and Physical Education Teacher
    • 1948-58           Kent Place School, Mathematics Teacher
    • 1958-72           The Ethel Walker School, Headmistress
    Honors
    • Dedication of the 1940 Dwightonia
    • Ferguson Performing Arts Center, The Ethel Walker School – named after her
     
     
     
     
     
  • Lucy Fisher 1967

    Lucy Fisher
    Class of 1967
    Honored 1997
     
    Education
    1971 Graduated Harvard Cum Laude
    Achievements
    • Head of Worldwide Productions at Francis Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios (1979-81)
    • Sr. VP Production for Warner Bros. (1981-89)
    • Executive VP of Worldwide Production for Warner Bros. (1989-95)
    • Vice Chairman of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group (1995-present)
    • Started the Warner Bros. on-site Child Care Center, which provides care to 100 children
    • Supervised such movies as: “The Color Purple,” “”Witches of Eastwick,” “The Secret Garden,” “Gremlins,” “The Fugitive,” “Twister,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “Malcolm X,” “Space Jam,” “Men in Black,” and “Jerry Maguire”
    • Founder of the Peter Ivers Visiting Artists Fund at Harvard-Radcliffe
    • Board Member of the Ivers Humanitarian Foundation in Los Angeles
    • Member of the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee
     
     
     
     
  • Robert R. Gambee 1960

    Robert R. Gambee
    Englewood School for Boys 1960
    Honored 2010

    E
    ducation
     
    Elisabeth Morrow School 1954
    Princeton University 1964
    Harvard Business School 1965
     
     
    Career Highlights
     
    • White Weld & Company
    • Schroder Capital Corporation (affiliate of J. Henry Schroder Bank & Trust Co.)
    • Atlantic Capital Corp. and successors—all affiliates of Deutsche Bank AG
    • Chief Operating Officer of Listed Funds of Deutsche Bank
    • Principal of Energy Savings Designs
    • Photographer and Author of  ten books including:
    Manhattan Seascape, Wall Street Christmas and Nantucket Impressions.
    Seven of these books were edited by Starling Lawrence, ESB 1960.
     
    Selected Affiliations
     
    • Trustee, Dwight Englewood School, 1979-1985; Headmasters’ Council
    • Trustee, Elisabeth Morrow School, 1990-2003, Morrow Society
    • Trustee, Rye Presbyterian Church
    • Trustee, Rye Arts Center
     
     
    Other Accomplishments
     
    • Member, Cum Laude Society
    • Member, Who’s Who in America
    • Manager, Princeton Triangle Club
    • Originator of The Prospectus at Harvard Business School
    • CASE Award Recipient for Dwight Englewood School 1978-1979 for the greatest increase in participation for alumni in the Annual Fund  
  • Charles Giancarlo 1975

    Charles H. Giancarlo
    Class of 1975
    Honored 2005

    Education
    Brown University, B.S.
    University of California at Berkeley, M.S.
    Harvard University, MBA
    Career Highlights
    • Managing Director of Silver Lake, a private equity firm
    • Current Chairman of the Board of Ayava, Interim CEO in 2008
    • Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Cisco Systems 1993-2007
    • President of Cisco-Linksys, LLC
    • Founder of six Communications and Hardware Companies
    • Developer (patent holder) of Internet, Ethernet and voice technologies
    • Lead the development and growth of Ethernet, Voice over IP, WiFi, Internet Security, Internet Video and TelePresence markets
     
    Selected Awards and Honors
    • Board of Trustees, Brown University
    • Awarded Distinguished Alumnus of Brown University
    • Advisory Board, University of California, Berkeley School of Engineering
    • Board Director of a number of high tech companies including Skype, Netflix, Accenture, and Avaya, and a number of entrepreneurial startup companies
    • Ranked among the “Top 25 Most Powerful People in Networking” for four consecutive years
    • Co-Chairman of the California Broadband Commission
     
     
     
     
     
  • Amy Gordon Hamilton 1909

    Amy Gordon Hamilton
    Class of 1909
    Honored 1997

    Education
    • Bryn Mawr 1913
    • Freshman year at Bryn Mawr won college championship in Tennis singles
    Career
    • Associate Dean, Columbia University
    • Professor Emeritus: Columbia University School of Social Work
     
     
  • Lesley Gore 1964

    Lesley Gore
    Class of 1964
    Honored 2004
     
    Education
    1968 Sarah Lawrence College, B.A.
    Career Highlights
    • First release, It’s My Party (1963)
      • o   #1 Song: Billboard, Cash Box, Record World and Variety
      • o   Gold record for over 1 million copies sold
      • o   Grammy Nomination, Best Rock and Roll Record (1964)
      • Best Female Vocalist (1964)
        • o   Cash Box
        • o   Record World
        • o   Music Business
        • o   16 Magazine
        • 10 Top-20 charted hits, including (1963-1967)
          • o   You Don’t Own Me
          • o   Judy’s Turn to Cry
          • o   Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows
          • o   Maybe I Know
          • o   California Nights
          • Guest appearances on television programs, including The Ed Sullivan Show, The Mike Douglas Show, American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show, Hullabaloo, Shindig, Batman, The Tonight Show, and Donna Reed
          • Record Love Me By Name and Someplace Else Now (1972-76)
            • o   Featuring all self-written material
            • Original songs recorded by Quincy Jones, Bernadette Peters, Dusty Springfield, Patti Austin, Helen Reddy, Betty Everett, and Irene Cara, among others
            • Composed Out Here on My Own and Hot Lunch Jam for the movie Fame (1980)
              • o   Oscar Nomination for Best Song, Out Here on My Own, with Michael Gore
              • o   Hot Lunch Jam #1 Dance Song for Irene Cara in Billboard
              • Composed other original songs for TV (All My Children), movies (Fame, Superstar, and Grace of My Heart) and Broadway (The Life)
              • Hits featured in movies, including
                • o   First Wives Club and Mermaids
                • Starred on Broadway in Smokey Joe’s Café (1999)
                • A&E Biography It’s Her Party (2001) 
  • Michael Gore 1969

    Michael Gore
    Class of 1969
    Honored 2004
     
    Education
    Yale University B.A. 1973
    Career Highlights
    • Composer of the original score for the movie Fame (1980)
      • o   Won an Academy Award for the Best Original Score
      • o   Won an Academy Award for Best Song, Fame
      • o   Also nominated for Best Song, Out Here On My Own, with Lesley Gore
      • o   Won a Golden Globe for Best Song
      • o   Grammy nominated for Song of the Year and Best Soundtrack
      • o   Album sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide
      • Composer of the original score for Terms of Endearment (1983)
        • o   Nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score
        • o   Instrumental version of the movie’s theme song went Top 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart
        • Other scores include
          • o   Pretty in Pink
          • o   Defending Your Life
          • o   The Butcher’s Wife
          • o   Mr. Wonderful
          • o   Superstar
          • Composed the music for Whitney Houston’s multi-platinum seller, All the Man That I Need, which simultaneously reached #1 on the pop, adult, and rhythm and blues charts
          • Produced nine recordings for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, including:
            • o   The Gershwins in Hollywood – winner of Germany’s prestigious Deutsche Schalpatten Award
            • o   The King and I – #1 on Billboard’s Classic Crossover Album chart for 17 weeks and remained in the Top Ten for almost one year; awarded The Billboard’s Classical Crossover Recording and nominated for a Grammy
            • Executive produced the top-related television movie remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific for ABC as well as its soundtrack
     
     
     
     
     
  • Jonathan Granoff 1966

    Honored June 4, 2016
    Education
    Cum Laude Vassar College B.A. Cum Laude 1970
    Rutgers School of Law- Camden Juris Doctorate 1973

    Career Highlights
    • President of Global Security Institute
    • Chairman Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section
    • Ambassador of the Parliament of the World Religions for Peace, Security and Nuclear Disarmament
    • Senior Advisor World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureate Secretariat
    • Board or Advisory Board Member of Jane Goodall Institute; Fortune Forum; Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament; Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy; Middle Powers Initiative; the Bipartisan Security Group; Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; International Association of Sufism; Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship; Tikkun; World Wisdom Council
    • Screenwriter, Author, Lecturer, Attorney
    • Advocate worldwide on the legal, ethical and spiritual dimension of human development peace and security.

    • Featured in more than 50 publications and Testified as Expert at United Nations, Parliaments of United Kingdom, Canada, Kazakhstan, and United States Congress

    • Practiced Law as Member of Pennsylvania and N.J. Bars from 1979 till 2000; former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law
    Awards and Recognition
    • Fellow World Academy of Art and Science; Nobel Peace Prize nominee 2014
    • Rutgers University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award 2009 for Service to Community and Legal Profession
    • Silver Medal at New York International Film and Video Festival 1990 for Documentary “The Constitution: the Document That Created a Nation” as Screenwriter and Producer
    • Gwynnedd-Mercy College Distinguished Service Award 2006
     
  • David Guss 1965

    David M. Guss
    Class of 1965
    Honored 2005
     
    Education
    Syracuse University, B.A., Political Science and Fine Arts and Literature
    University of California, Los Angeles, M.A. in Folklore and Mythology
    University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. in Anthropology
     
    Career
    • Associate Professor, Tufts University, Department of Anthropology
    • Associate, Folklore and Mythology Program, Harvard University
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College, Department of Anthropology
    • Fieldwork in the Boston area and throughout Latin America
    • Poet, Translator, Editor, Folklorist and Anthropologist
     
    Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
    • Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Mellon Foundation
    • National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities
    • UCLA Distinguished Scholar Award
     
    Publications Include:
    • Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle
    • The Language of the Birds: Tales, Tests, and Poems of Interspecies Communications
    • The Selected Poetry of Vicente Huidobro
    • To Weave and Sing: Art, Symbol, and Narrative in the South American Rain Forest
    • The Festive State: Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism as Cultural Performance
    • Walky-Talky
    • Five Meters of Poems
     
     
     
     
     
  • Mark Gurland MD 1971

    Mark Gurland
    Class of 1971
    Honored 2001
     
    Education
    1975 Brown University, Sc.B, Magna Cum Laude
    1979 New York University School of Medicine, MD, Sigma Xi
    Career
    • Surgical Intern, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1979-80)
    • Resident, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute (1980-84)
    • Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery, Jefferson University Medical Center (1984-85)
    • Hospital for Joint Diseases (1985-present)
      • o   Englewood Hospital
      • o   Holy Name Hospital
      • o   Hackensack Medical Center
    Contributions to Community
    • Voluntary member of the Hospital for Joint Diseases (1985-present)
      • o   Teaches Residents and Fellows hand surgery
      • Heal the Children Program (1992)
        • o   Performed surgery on Armenian earthquake victims
    Achievements
    • Listed in Castle Connelly’s “Best Doctors in New York” (1997, 1999, and 2001)
    • Listed in New York’s Magazine’s “Best Doctors in New York” (2000 and 2001)
     
     
     
     
     
  • Sam B. Haines 1945

    Samuel B. Haines
    Class of 1945
    Honored 2003
     
    Education
    Columbia College A.B. 1951
    Career Highlights
    • Nabisco (1951-1987)
      • o   Director of Marketing, French Subsidiary of Nabisco (1962-1964)
      • o   Senior Brand Manager (1964-1966)
      • o   Marketing Services Manager (1966-1972)
      • o   Director of Marketing (1972-1980)
      • o   Vice President, Marketing (1980-1987)
     
    Contributions to Education
    • Trustee, Collegiate School (1952-1963)
    • President, Englewood School for Boys Parents’ Association (1969-1971)
    • Trustee, Englewood School for Boys (1971-1972)
    • Trustee, Dwight-Englewood School Combined Board (1972-1973)
    • Trustee, Dwight-Englewood School (1973-1987)
     
    Contributions to Community
    • Former Trustee
      • o   Social Service Federation
      • o   Community Chest of Englewood
     
    Special Recognition
    • Graduated as Head Boy, Collegiate School (1947)
    • Van Am Prize Medal, Columbia College (1949)
     
     
     
     
     
  • Pamela Hatchfield 1971

    Pamela Hatchfield
    Class of 1971
    Honored 2006
     
    Education
    Master’s degree in Art History and Certificate in Conservation, New York University
    Professional
    • Head of Objects Conservation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • Art Reviewer in New York City and for Sotheby’s New York and London Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Harvard University Art Museums
    • The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
    • Cooper-Hewitt Museum
    • Grenada National Museum, West Indies
    • New York University Apis Expedition at Memphis, Egypt
    • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Expedition to the Western Cemetery at Giza, Egypt
    • Member of the Editorial Board of the American Research Center, Egypt
    • Served as Board Member for the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
     
    Honors & Publications
    • Kress Publications Fellowship
    • Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
    • Has taught and lectured internationally on a wide range of subjects, including the museum environment, contemporary art, and the examination and treatment of archaeological wood and stone
     
     
     
     
     
  • Susan Henshaw Jones 1965

    Susan Henshaw Jones
    Class of 1965
    Honored 2003
     
    Education
    Vassar College B.A. 1969
    Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, MBA 1985
    Career Highlights
    • Boston Housing Authority
    • Mayor’s Office of Lower Manhattan Development
    • New York Landmarks Conservancy
      • o   Associate Director
      • o   Executive Director
      • o   President
      • National Building Museum, President
      • Museum of the City of New York, Director
     
    Contributions to Community through Past and Present Board Affiliations
    • Founding Member, Board of Directors, Creative Time
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Preservation League of New York State
    • Member, Board of Directors, St. Ann Center for Restoration of the Arts
    • Member, Board of Directors, Funds for Architecture and Environment
    • Member, Board of Directors, Preservation Act
    • Member, Board of Directors, Morris-Jumel Mansion
    • Member, Board of Regents of the American Architectural Foundation
    • Trustee, National Fund for the United State Botanic Garden
     
     
     
     
     
  • Vivien Hoexter 1978

    Vivien Hoexter
    Dwight-Englewood School 1978
    Honored in 2008
     
    Education

    Yale University B.A. magna cum laude 1982
    Wharton School of Business MBA 1986
     
     
    Career Highlights in a Life of Service
     
    • CEO, Gilda’s Club Worldwide 2006-2008:
      • o   Led the world headquarters of Gilda’s Club (named after comedienne Gilda Radner), a $30 million network of affiliates providing emotional and social support to people with cancer, as well as their families and friends. 
      • o   Created and launch the web-based “Living Room”, a social networking site where people with cancer can connect and share common experiences.
    • Vice President, AFS Intercultural Programs/USA 1998-2006:
    • Director of Development, The Hunger Project 1993-1998:
      • o   Increased fundraising revenue by 40% in five years, facilitating the work of an international organization committed to ending chronic, persistent hunger in the developing world.
      • Helped lead and grow the largest U.S. high-school student exchange program, ensuring that 4,000 students a year, American and foreign, could learn first-hand about each others’ cultures and improve global understanding. 
      • In 2003, successfully launched, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department, an exchange program bringing hundreds of students from predominantly Muslim countries to live with American families for a year.
     
     
  • Helen Huss Parkhurst 1905

    Helen Huss Parkhurst
    Class of 1905
    Honored 1997
     
    Education
    • Bryn Mawr 1909
    Career
    • Professor of philosophy at Barnard
    • Author The Cathedral (best seller)
     
     
     
     
     
  • Michael Kazin 1966

    Michael Kazin
    Class of 1966
    Honored 2006
     
    Education
    1983 Stanford University, Ph.D. History
    1975 Portland State University, M.A. History
    1972 Harvard University, B.A. Social Studies
    Professional
    • Professor in the Department of History, Georgetown University
    • Professor of History, American University
    • John Adams Chair in American Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands
    • Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University
    • Adjunct Professor, San Francisco State University, University of California at Santa Cruz, and San Francisco City College
    Honors
    • Senior Faculty Research Fellowship, Georgetown University (2002-03)
    • Research Fellowship, The Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, Washington, DC (1998-99)
    • Fellowship for University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities (1998-99)
    • Distinguished Lecturer in History and American Studies, Fulbright Program, Japan (1997)
    • John Adams Chair in American Studies, Distinguished Lectureship, Fulbright Program (1996)
    • Senior Fellowship, Commonwealth Center, College of William and Mary (1990-91)
    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Museum of American History (Smithsonian Institution) (1988-89)
    • Herbert Gutman Award (for best book in American history published by University of Illinois Press) (1988)
    Publications
    • A Godly Hero: The Life of William Jennings Bryan
    • America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960’s (co-author, Maurice Isserman)
    • The Populist Persuasion: An American History
    • Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era
  • Joan Ann Kaufman Levine 1971

    Joan Ann Kaufman
    Class of 1971
    Honored 2001
     
    Education
    1975 Trinity College, BA, Cum Laude
    1980 University of California, Berkeley, MA/MS
    1989 Harvard School of Public Health, Sc.D
    Career
    • United Nations Population Fund, International Program Officer (1980-84)
    • USAID project, The Pathfinder Fund, Family Planning Advisor (1985-86)
    • Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health (1989-99)
      • o   Research Associate
      • o   Lecturer
      • o   Visiting Lecturer
      • Aids and Reproductive Health Network, Harvard School of Public Health, Study Coordinator (1990-92)
      • Abt Associates Inc., Senior Analyst, Senior Associate (1992-96)
      • Ford Foundation, Program Officer, Reproductive Health, China (1996-present)
    Achievements
    • Member, American Public Health Association (1980-present)
    • Member, Population Association of America (1985-present)
    • Member, National Council for International Health (1985-present)
    • Member, Association for Asian Studies (1990-present)
    • Member, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (1991-present)
    • Gold Prize, Overseas Chinese Medical Achievements Assessment Committee, Hong Kong (1998)
     
     
     
     
  • Michael Klein 1981

    Michael Klein
    Class of 1981
    Honored 2006
     
    Education
    Wharton School of Business (cum laude), University of Pennsylvania
    Professional
    • Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking, Citigroup, Inc.
    • Vice Chairman, Citibank International PLC
    • Served as CEO of Corporate and Investment Banking for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Co-Head of Global Investment Banking for Salomon Smith Barney, a part of Citigroup, and various other senior positions
    Professional Affiliations
    • Member of the Chairman’s Committee of the London Investment Bankers Association, and the boards of The Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue, The Institute of International Economics, British American Business Inc. and General Motors Acceptance Corporation. Member of the Advisory Boards of the Prime Minister of Turkey, National Football League and the World Food Program. The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton University); Belfer Center, John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University) and the School of International and Public Affairs (Columbia University). Member of the Trilateral Commission and a Fellow of Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce
    Philanthropy
    • Currently serves on the boards of Mount Sinai Medical Center Board of Trustees, Prep For Prep, Children’s Defense Fund, Endeavor, Make a Wish
    Awards
    • Named Investment Banker of the Year by the Investment Dealers Digest and one of Fortune magazine’s 25 Global Leaders to Watch
    • Received Several philanthropic awards from various foundations
  • Charles Kordula MD 1963

    Charles Kordula
    Englewood School for Boys
    Class of 1963
    Honored in 2013

    Education
    Muhlenberg College B.A. Psychology 1967
    Université de Montpellier, Faculté de Médecine
    Docteur en Médecine 1977
    Surgical Training
    St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center, NYC 1977 – 1982
    Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, NY 1982 – 1983
    Long Island Jewish – Hillside Medical Center, NY 1983 – 1984
    Career Highlights
    2005 – Present, NOVA Hope for Haïti, Inc.
    Created a 501-c-3 non-profit organization in the State of New Jersey and currently serves as its president and medical director.  NOVA operates a permanent facility in southwest Haïti that brings sustainable health care and preventive health education to the poorest people of the Western Hemisphere.  Thirty-member traveling teams supplement this clinic with additional professional expertise for a week, either annually or bi-annually depending on funding
    2004 – 2005, Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative
    Served as one of the founding board members working to develop a Bergen County based non-profit organization providing primary care for the working poor not eligible for government funded health insurance
    1989 – 1997, President, Valley Regional Medical Center
    Created a multi-partner LLC for which he planned and directed construction of a successful 30,000 square foot multiple specialty medical facility.
    1986 – 1999, Private practice, general and thoracic surgery
    1985 – 1999, Attending Surgeon, The Valley Hospital
    1984 – 1999, Attending Surgeon,  Pascack Valley Hospital
    1984 – 1986, Surgical Associate to Charles E. Clark, M.D.

    1967 – 1971, Medical Technologist
    Philanthropic Work
    Church of the Presentation Haïti Ministry 2002 – 2005
    Volunteered medical and organizational services for bi-annual one-week medical missions to Fond Jean Noël, Haïti and coordinated through Healing the Children Midlantic and the US State Department transfer of occasional pediatric patients to the United States for complicated surgical care
     
     
     
  • Lawrence Kudlow 1965

    Englewood School for Boys 1965

    Education
    University of Rochester 1969
    Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
    Career
    Journalist and Nationally-Syndicated Columnist
    • CNBC's Senior Contributor
    • Radio host of nationally-syndicated "The Larry Kudlow Show"  
    • Author and Nationally-syndicated Columnist
    • Host of CNBC's primetime "The Kudlow Report", 2009-2014
    • Co-Host of CNBC’s primetime “Kudlow & Cramer”, 2004-2009 and CNBC’s primetime “America Now”, 2002-2004
    • Contributing Editor of National Review magazine and Columnist/Economics Editor for National Review Online
    • CEO of Kudlow & Co., LLC, an economic research firm (www.kudlow.com)
    Economist
    • Chief Economist and Senior Managing Director, Bear Stearns, 1979-80; 1986-94
    • Associate Director for Economics and Planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 1980-1983
    • Economic Consultant, 1983-1985   
    • Chief Economist, Paine Webber, 1975-1979
    • Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1972-1975
    Author
    Bullish On Bush: How George Bush's Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger, 2004
    American Abundance: The New Economic & Moral Prosperity, 1998
    Other Professional Accomplishments and Honors
    Awards: Commitment Award from St. Patrick's Church of Redding, CT; Bishop's Humanitarian Award from the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens; Humanitarian Award from Pregnancy Care Center of New Rochelle, NY; Distinguished Communicator Award from the Brooklyn Diocese; Ambassadors for Mission Award from the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States.
    Honorary Degrees:  Doctor of Laws, Monmouth University, 2009 and University of Rochester, 2013
    Board of Directors:  Taiwan Fund, Inc., Hazelden of New York, Catholic Cluster School of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT, a member of St. Patrick's Church Parish Council, and a former Fordham University Board of Trustees member
  • Lisa Landau Carnoy 1985

    Dwight-Englewood School 1985
    Education
    Columbia University B.A. cum laude 1989
    Harvard University M.B.A. 1994

    Career Highlights
    • Division Executive for the Northeast, U.S. Trust (Bank of America)
    • Member of the Global Wealth and Investment Management Operating Committee, Bank of America
    • New York City Market President, Bank of America
    • Head of Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2010-2014
    • Head of Equity Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch, 2004-2009
    • Equity Capital Markets, Merrill Lynch, 1994-2004
    • Analyst, Drexel, Burnam Lambert, Bear Stearns and Wasserstein Perella & Co., 1989-1992
    Professional Affiliations
    • Co-Founder of and Executive sponsor for the BOA Women’s Leadership Council (Global Banking and Markets) and a member of the Global Wealth and Investment Management Women’s Exchange Advisory Council 
    Awards
    • Columbia University John Jay Award 2007 and the Alumni Federation medal, 2000
    • American Banker’s list of Most Powerful Women in Finance,2012 and 2013 and Women to Watch, 2014
    • Women’s Bond Club Merit Award, 2013
     
    Philanthropy
    Board of Trustees:  Columbia University, Chair of the Alumni Affairs and Development Committee
     Memberships: Columbia University Co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Council for Athletics, Columbia Campaign for Athletics Leadership, Dean’s Alumnae Leadership Task Force
    • Large supporter of Jumpstart, a national nonprofit focused on children’s literacy
     
  • Bruce LaSala 1947

    Bruce LaSala
    Class of 1947
    Honored 1997
     
    Education
    1951 Graduated Harvard
    1957 Graduated NYU Law School
    Achievements
    • Korean War – Colonel USMC; Received Purple Heart; Bronze Star with “V” for valor; Chung Mu Medal from Republic of Korea
    • ESB Board of Trustees (1964-72)
      • o   Secretary (1965-69)
      • o   President (1969-72)
      • Trustee of Three School Foundation
      • Provided legal counsel to D-E for more than 20 years
      • Dwight-Englewood Board of Trustees (1972-78)
      • Bruce LaSala Lectureship Fund established by Board of Trustees (1978)
    Associations
    • Attorney for Englewood Planning Board
    • Attorney for Tenafly Board of Education
    • Attorney for Englewood Cliffs Board of Education
    • Board Member of Englewood Economic Development Corp.
    • Board Member of Englewood Hospital Association
    • Rotarian of the Year (Rotary Club of Englewood) (1988-89)
     
     
     
     
     
  • Victoria LaSala 1942

    Victoria LaSala
    Class of 1942
    Honored 1997
     
    Education
    1946 Northwestern University, B.S.
    1947 Sarah Lawrence College, B.A.
    1950 Columbia University, M.A.
    Dwight-Englewood
    • President Dwight School Alumnae Association (1954-56)
    • President Dwight-Englewood Alumni Association (1981-85)
    • Member – Board of Trustees (1981-85)
    • Secretary – Board of Trustees (1984-present)
    • School Archivist (1984-present)
    Achievements
    • Chair: Local March of Dimes campaign (1950-52)
    • Local Community Chest Executive Committee (1950-55)
    • Volunteer Englewood Hospital (1950-64, 1976-92)
    • Chair: Englewood American Cancer Society Campaign (1951-52)
    • Executive Board New Jersey Jr. Women’s Club (1953-55)
    • Volunteer – Recording For Blind (1958-71)
     
     
     
     
     
  • Michae Leiter 1987

    Michael Leiter
    Dwight-Englewood School 1987
    Honored in 2012

    E
    ducation
    Columbia University, B.A., 1991
    Harvard University, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2000
     
    Career Highlights

    • Current, Senior Counselor to the Chief Executive Officer of Palantir Technologies;
    Counterterrorism and National Security Analyst, NBC News;
    Scholar in Residence, NYU School of Law
    • 2007-2011, Director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
    • 2007- 2007, Principal Deputy Director, NCTC
    • 2005-2007, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
    • 2005,  Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Director of the President's Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction (the "Robb-Silberman Commission")
    • 2002-2005, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, United States Department of Justice.
    • 2000-2002, Law Clerk to Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States, and to Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    • 1991-1997, U.S. Navy EA-6B Naval Flight Officer, participating in U.S., NATO, and UN operations in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq

    Other Accomplishments
     
    • 113th President of the Harvard Law Review
    • Served as a Harvard Law School human rights fellow with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.
    Award Recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Public Service Medal, the CIA Seal, and the Air Medal (Strike Flight, Three Awards, for combat flights in the former Yugoslavia and Ira
  • Marion Lockwood Moore 1914

    Dr. Marion Lockwood Moore
    Class of 1914
    Honored 1997
     
    Career
    • Physician
  • James Lord 1940

    Englewood School for Boys 1940
     
    Education
    Wesleyan University
     
    Career
    Author, Memoirist, Essayist, Biographer
    • No Traveler Returns (1956, novel)
    • The Joys of Success (1958, novel)
    • A Giacometti Portrait (1965, biography)
    • Giacometti: A Biography (1985, biography)
    • Picasso and Dora: A Personal Memoir (1993, biography)
    • Six Exceptional Women (1994)
    • Some Remarkable Men (1996)
    • A Gift for Admiration (1998)
    • My Queer War (2010, posthumous)
     
    Actor and Screen Writer
    • Best of the Jungle (1988)
    • Augustin (1995)
    • A Lord Portrait (2000)
    • Paris Brothel (2003)
     
     
    Translator
                  
    US Army Served in the Military Intelligence Service during WWII, 1941-1944  
     
    Additional Professional Accomplishments
     In recognition of his contribution to French culture, James was made an officer of the Legion of Honor.
    James died August 23, 2009 in Paris, France.
  • Tracey Maclin 1976

    Dwight-Englewood School 1976
    Education
    Tufts University B.A. Magna Cum Laude 1980
    Columbia University School of Juris Doctorate 1983

    Career Highlights
    Professor of Law
    • Boston University School Of Law,  1996-Present
    • Harvard Law School, 1995-1996
    • Cornell Law School 1992-June 1993
    •  Boston University School of Law 1990- 1992
    •  Cornell Law School, 1989- 1990
    •  Boston University School of Law, Associate Professor of Law 1987-1988
    •  University Of Kentucky College Of Law,  Assistant Professor of Law  1985- 1987
    Lawyer
    • Cahill Gordon & Reidel, New York, NY Associate  1984-1985
    • The Honorable Boyce F. Martin, Jr, Circuit Judge of the US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Law Clerk 1983-1984
    Amicus Curiae Briefs
    • Authored over a dozen Amicus Curiae briefs and served as counsel of record for the ACLU, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Cato Institute in Fourth Amendments cases in the United States Supreme Court.
    Speaker
    • Conferences organized by schools of law as widely varied as University of Mississippi, College of William and Mary, Cornell,  and Harvard
    • Judicial conferences of lawyers such as one organized by the US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
    • Legal associations such as the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association  
    Publications
     Over 40 publications involving important issues on American Constitutional Criminal procedure.  The Supreme Court and the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule book was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.

    Honors and Awards
    • Appointed by Secretary of State William Galvin to a five year term as commission of the Massachusetts Ethics Commission 2003
    • Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University 1995
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar, Columbia University
    Philanthropy
     Founder of Auction Rescues, Inc., which is a 501(c)(3) to save horses and miniature horses from slaughter

    Honored June 4, 2016
  • Dr. Helena Mathiasen 1914

    Dr. Helena Mathiasen
    Class of 1914
    Honored 1997
     
    Education
    • Columbia University BS: NYU – Bellevue Medical College MD
    Career
    • Physician
     
     
     
     
     
  • Priya Mayadas 1987

    Priya Mayadas
    Class of 1987
    Honored 2007
     
    Education
    New England Conservatory of Music, B.M., M.M.
    Career Highlights
    • Classical pianist
    • First public piano performance, age 4
    • Has performed at the Ravinia Festival, Caramoor Festival, Jordan Hall (Boston), Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (New York City), Merkin Hall (New York City), Steinway Hall (New York City), and in India (recital tour)
    • Other performance credits include the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra, and Macon Symphony Orchestra
    • Founder, Tre Voce trio (instrumental ensemble)
    • Founder, The Concert Project (non-profit charitable trust dedicated to the advancement of music education)
     
    Selected Awards and Honors
    • Student Composer Award, Broadcast Music Incorporated, age 9
    • New Jersey Governor’s Art Education Award, high school
    • Abby Whiteside Foundation Award
    • National Foundation for the Arts, composition award
    • Two-time recipient of the Artists International Award
     
     
     
     
     
  • Katherine Mckenna 1974

    Katharine McKenna
    Class of 1974
    Honored 2006
     
    Education
    Kingston School of Art, Kingston, NY
    Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY – Master’s degree in Industrial Design
    Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT – American Studies/Anthropology
    Artistic Accomplishment
    • Paintings with color harmonies of a very high and unusual order by K.L. McKenna have been featured in Canada, throughout the United States, and in Europe as part of:
      • o   Museum Exhibitions & Permanent Collections
      • o   Curated & Invitational Exhibitions
      • o   Solo & Group Exhibitions
      • o   Corporate & Private Collections
      • Co-Author – Hopis, Tewas and the American Road, University of New Mexico Press
    Awards & Honors
    • Wind River Canyon chosen for the permanent collection at the Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
    • Ulster Community College Foundation “Galaxy of Stars” Honoree
    • Print Magazine, Certificate of Design Excellence for best-in-exhibition design:
      • o   The Constitution Exhibit, ’86, “Promise of Permanency,” sponsored by the National Park Service
      • U.S. Patent granted for “The Geozoo,” an educational geometric toy
      • Recognized on AskArt.com, the American Artists Blue Book and with the National Museum of Women in the Arts
      • Member of the Board of Trustees, Pratt Institute
      • President of the Arts Society of Kingston, NY
     
     
     
     
     
  • Justine Mee Liff 1965

    Justine Mee Liff
    Class of 1965
    Honored 2005
     
    Education
    Barnard College, B.A.
    Simmons Graduate School of Management, MBA
    Course work at Columbia University in the restoration of historic architecture
    Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
    Career Highlights
    • Director of Real Estate and Planning, New York City Street Seaport Museum
    • First woman to serve as Parks Commissioner for the City of Boston
    • Co-Founder, Emerald Necklace Conservancy – maintaining Boston-area park system known as the Emerald Necklace
    • Led restoration of Frog: Pond skating rink of Boston Common and Frederick Law Olmstead’s Emerald Necklace
    • Developed 100-acre Millennium Park in West Roxbury
    • Organized the dredging and restoration of the Muddy River on the Boston-Brookline Boarder
    • Responsible for the planting of 7,500 trees along city streets in and around Boston
     
     
     
     
     
  • Lisa Diaz Nash 1976

    Lisa Diaz Nash
    Class of 1976
    Honored 2009
     
    Education
    Swarthmore College B.A. 1980 Honors in Political Science; Asian Studies concentration
    Graduate Certificate 1982 Mandarin Chinese from National Taiwan Normal University
    Highlights in a Life of Service
    • CEO, Blue Planet Run Foundation
    • Marketing Volunteer, Kiva.org (consumer microfinance)
    • Co-Chair, Silicon Valley Chapter, Financial Women’s Association
    • Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives
    • Co-Founder, Caucus for Creative Change (empowering mid-career women)
    • Swarthmore College Alumni Representative
    • Dwight-Englewood School California Regional Alumni Council
    • Democratic Party volunteer
    Career
    • Blue Planet Run Foundation (2008-present)
      • o   Chief Executive Officer
      • o   Transformed start-up non-profit into sector’s only online network bringing the global community together to deliver safe drinking water to 200 million people in the developing world in the next 20 years
      • LN Marketing Associates (2004-2005)
        • o   President
        • Prosper Marketplace, Inc. (2005)
          • o   Chief Marketing Officer
          • Yahoo! Inc. (2002-2004)
            • o   Vice President. Global Consumer & Direct Marketing
            • E*Trade Group, Inc. (1998-2002)
            • Charles Schwab & Co. (1997-1998)
            • Visa International/USA (1991-1997)
            • American Express Travel Related Services (1983-1990)
     
     
     
     
     
  • Sabrina Peck 1980

    Sabrina Peck
    Class of 1980
    Honored 2005
     
    Education
    Harvard University, B.A., Social Studies
    (David McCord Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts)
    Career Highlights
    • Director and choreographer of music theater, opera, classic and contemporary plays, and concert dance
    • Creator of many original productions that integrate the history and lifeblood of communities here and abroad, including: Odakle Ste with Bosnian Muslim refugees in Croatia, Commodities with pit traders on Wall Street, and Streets with tobacco workers in North Carolina
    • Founding member of Cornerstone Theater Company, an award-winning community-based ensemble; productions include the Oresteia on the Walker River Paiute Indian Reservation in Nevada and The Winter’s Tale: An Interstate Adventure (subject of the HBO documentary Cornerstone)
    • Creator of the award-winning CityStep program, a dance theater teaching and performance partnership between Harvard University and the Cambridge, MA public elementary schools (CityStep has been replicated to other colleges and communities)
    • Peter Ivers Visiting Artist at Harvard University, Visiting Artist at Duke University, Visiting Artist and Instructor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts
    • Movement and choreography coach for acting students at the Julliard School, the Yale School of Drama, and the American Repertory Theater Institute
    • Work presented at the Yale Repertory Theater, The New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Town Hall, Theatre for a New Audience, New World Theater, Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Goodspeed Opera House, Long Wharf Theater, America Repertory Theatre, New Georges, Dance Theater  Workshop, Dancing in the Streets, and Dance Theater of Prague
    • Resident Director at New Dramatists, supporting the development of new plays and member of Theater Without Boarders, exploring the relationship between theater and peace building
     
     
     
     
     
  • Armand Pohan 1960

    Armand Pohan
    Class of 1960
    Honored 1998
     
    Education
    Englewood School for Boys Valedictorian; Headmaster’s Award
    1964 Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    1967 Harvard Law School, J.D.
    Career
    • Attorney, McCarter & English, Esqs., Newark, NJ (1968-70, 73-76)
    • Assistant Prosecutor, Hudson County, NJ (1970-72)
    • Vice President, A-P-A Transport Corp., North Bergen, NJ (1977-83)
    • President, Colorado Rockies (NHL) Hockey Club, Denver, CO (1978-81)
    • President, A-P-A Transport Corp., North Bergen, NJ (1983-present)
    Achievements
    • Borough Attorney, Fort Lee, NJ (1973-77)
    • Member, Fort Lee Planning Board (1977-79)
    • Member, NHL Board of Governors (1978-81)
    • Member, Board of Trustees, Dwight-Englewood School (1984-92)
    • President, Board of Trustees, Dwight-Englewood School (1985-92)
    • Member, Board of Trustees Nominating Committee, Dwight-Englewood School (1996-98)
    • Member, Head of School Search Committee, Dwight-Englewood School (1997-98)
     
     
     
     
     
  • Nancy Robin Jaicks 1955

    Nancy Robin Jaicks
    Class of 1955
    Honored 2001
     
    Education
    1955-57 Radcliffe/Harvard College
    1973 Columbia University GS, BA, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
    1976 Columbia University Teachers College, MA/MAT
    1986 Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, MA
    1989 Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.Phil.
    1993 Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D., Awarded with Distinction
    Career
    • Dwight-Englewood School (1974-87)
      • o   History Teacher
      • o   Grade Level Advisor
      • o   History Department Chair
      • Centre Pierre Leon d’Histoire Economique et Sociale, Lyon II, Fellow (1990-91)
      • New York University Faculty of Arts and Sciences/Institute of French Studies, Assistant Professor (1994-98)
    Grants and Awards
    • Columbia University (1987-89)
      • o   Teaching Fellowship, Honorary President’s Fellowship
      • International Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Social Science Research Council (1990-91)
      • French-American Foundation, Tocqueville Award (1990-91)
      • Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (1991-1992)
    Contributions
    • 1991-present Dwight-Englewood School
      • o   Trustee, 1992-98 and 1999-present
      • o   Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Education
      • o   Chair, Alumni Relations Committee
      • o   Chair, Program and Education Committee
  • Anna Rochester 1897

    Anna Rochester
    Class of 1897
    Honored 1997
     
    Education
    • Bryn Mawr 1901
    Career Highlights
    • Founder of Labor Research Association (1927)
    • Author Rulers of America: A Study of Finance Capital
    • Respected Marxist economist and American historian
     
     
     
     
     
  • Sophia Rosenfeld 1984

    Sophia A. Rosenfeld
    Class of 1984
    Honored 2007
     
    Education
    Princeton University, B.A.
    Harvard University, M.A., Ph.D.
    Career Highlights
    • Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of History, University of Virginia; specializing in 18th-century Europe, Early Modern intellectual history, French history
    Published Works
    • “Before Democracy: The Production and Uses of Common Sense in the Early Eighteenth-Century England,” Journal of Modern History (forthcoming), the prelude to a new book on the subject
    • Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late 18th-Century France (Stanford University Press, 2001)
    • In addition, Professor Rosenfeld has written articles about a range of topics in 18th-century European history, including ones on the history of censorship, the French Revolution, Enlightenment thought, citizenship and cosmopolitanism, and the history of the deaf and sign language
     
    Selected Awards and Honors
    • American Council of Learned Societies, Burkhardt Fellowship, 2004-05
    • Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship, 2003-04
    • Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris), Visiting Professor, Spring 2004
    • Remarque Institute for the Study of Contemporary Europe, New York University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1999-2000
     
     
     
     
     
  • Mark Shapiro 1977

    Mark Shapiro
    Dwight-Englewood School 1977
    Honored in 2012

    Education
    Yale University, 1981 B.A., Summa Cum Laude
    Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Diplôme de Direction d’Orchestre
    The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Graduate Performance Diploma, Orchestral Conducting
    Stonybrook University, D.M.A. Choral Conducting
     
    Career Highlights

    • St. Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra: Music Director
    • Cantori New York: Artistic Director
    • Monmouth Civic Chorus: Artistic Director: 1981-2012
    • Juilliard Vocal Arts: Guest Conductor
    • Guggenheim Museum Works & Process: Guest Conductor
    • American Opera Projects; Center for Contemporary Opera; Underworld Opera: Guest Conductor
    • Appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, World Financial Center
    • Choralies Festival in Vaison-la-Romaine, France: Guest Conductor
    • Nova Sinfonia chamber orchestra in Halifax, Nova Scotia: Guest Conductor
    • Bridgeport Symphony: Guest Conductor and Cover Conductor
    • LIU Post: Assistant Professor of Music
    • Mannes College the New School for Music: Conducting Faculty
    • European American Musical Alliance in Paris, France: Director, Conducting Program
    • Three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming
    • ASCAP Alice Parker Award
    • Four commercial recordings on the Albany, Arsis, Newport Classics, and PGM labels
    • PBS television: conducted the soundtrack for several episodes of  Ric Burns' special on New York City
    • WQXR and WNYC: several appearances
  • Brooke Shields 1983

    Brooke Shields
    Class of 1983
    Honored October 18, 2008
     
    Education
    Princeton University B.A. 1987
    Career Highlights
    • Accomplished television, film and theatre actress, producer, as well as business woman, author, and model
     
    Film, Theater and Television Actress
    • Extensive film career with major parts in Pretty Baby, The Blue Lagoon, Sahara, Endless Love, The Weekend, Black and White, Just You and Me, Kid
    • Appeared in TV specials hosted by Bob Hope (1980-83)
    • Lead Roles in TV sitcoms Suddenly Susan and Lipstick Jungle
    • Appeared in cameo roles in numerous television productions
    • People’s Choice Award recipient in category of Favorite Young Performer (1981-84)
    • Starring roles in theater productions as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Ruth Sherwood in Wonderful Town, and Roxie Hart in Chicago
    Published Books
    • Author of The Brooke Book, On Your Own, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression, and Welcome to your World, Baby
     
    Other Accomplishments
    • Appointed Honorary Ambassador of Peace for the Harvey Ball Foundation
    • Strong Advocate for children’s rights and literacy
    • National spokesperson for Tupperware’s Chain of Confidence campaign
    • Genii Award recipient for outstanding Success in Television, Stellar Achievements in Television Performances and Good Citizenship in the Television Community
    • Began professional career at only eleven months of age when selected as the Ivory Snow Baby, and by age 3 was a runway model
    • Has appeared on hundreds of magazine covers, most notably Time as the “Face of the Eighties” and Life on three separate occasions
     
     
     
  • George Pratt Schultz 1938

    George Pratt Shultz
    Class of 1938
    Honored 1997
     
    Education
    1942 Graduated Princeton, Cum Laude
    Achievements
    • World War II served in the Marine Corps
    • Earned his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Advised Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy on fiscal and labor matters (1955-62)
    • Joined faculty of the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business in 1957, serving as its dean from 1962 to 1969
    • Named Secretary of State by President Ronald Reagan (June 1982)
    • Hoover Institute, Stanford University-Distinguished Fellow (1989-present)
  • Colonel Hervey Stockman 1940

    Colonel Hervey Stockman
    Class of 1940
    Honored 2002
     
    Education
    Princeton University
    Pratt Institute, Certificate in Industrial Design
    Military Career – United States Army Air Corps
    • World War II
      • o   Flew 68 P-51 Mustang missions over Europe
      • o   Logged 273 combat flying hours
      • Korean War
        • o   Flew F-84 E, F, and G aircraft
        • o   1955-1957: worked on classified assignments
          • §  Was one of the original six U-2 aircraft pilots
          • §  First to fly a spy mission in a U-2 over Russia
          • Vietnam War
            • o   Commander of the 366th Tactical Fighter Squadron
              • §  Flew F-4C missions, Da Nang Air Base, South Vietnam
              • §  June 11, 1967 – March 4, 1973: POW, Hanoi
              • Additional Highlights
                • o   Staff Officer, National Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
                • o   Attended the War College, serving as President (Class of ’74)
                • o   Joined the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center as the first Director of Joint Test and Evaluation
    Decorations
    • As a Commanded Pilot with 5,600 flying hours, including 378 combat missions, his military decorations include the Silver Star; Legion of Merit; Distinguished Flying Cross with Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal with 11 oak-leaf clusters; and the Purple Heart
     
     
     
     
     
  • Warren Sullivan 1940

    Warren “Sully” Sullivan, Jr. (1922-2007)
    Englewood School for Boys 1940
    Honored in 2007

    Awarded the Senior Academic Achievement Award in his junior year, 1939
     
    Education

    Dartmouth College, 1944
    B.A. in History, Economics, and Political Science
    Dragon Honor Society
     
    Career Highlights
     
    • U.S. Navy underwater demolition specialist; Frogman in World War II
    • Joined John Wiley & Sons in 1946; named Vice President in 1950
      • o   instrumental in establishing overseas markets for American books
    • Director, Crowell Collier and Macmillan Company, Inc., 1957 to 1961
      • o   developed the Library Division into the largest in the industry
      • o   initiated the first U.S. original published English as a Second Language program
    • President, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1961
    • President, Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1966
    • President, Halsted Press, John Wiley & Sons, 1972
    • Chairman, Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1984 to 1992
     
    Selected Affiliations
     
    • Trustee, Englewood School for Boys, 1952 to 1972
    • President, Board of Trustees, Englewood School for Boys, 1967 to 1969
    • Member, YPO (Young Presidents Organization)
    • Trustee, Englewood Public Library

    Other Accomplishments
     
    • Devoted husband of Madeleine (“Terry”) for 60 years
    • Father of Kathleen, Dwight ’66, and triplet sons Peter, William, and Jeffrey, ESB ’69
    • Son of Pauline Dickinson, Dwight ’15; brother of Florence Sullivan, Dwight ’44
    • Competitive tennis, squash, and paddle-tennis player; swimmer, horseback rider, world traveler, avid reader, bon vivant
     
  • Arthur H. Thornhill Jr. 1942

    Arthur H. Thornhill, Jr.
    Class of 1942
    Honored 1998
     
    Education
    1948 Princeton, AB, Magna Cum Laude
    Professional Affiliations
    • Board of Directors, American Book Publishers Council (1964-67)
    • Director, American Textbook Publications Institute (1965-68)
    • Member, Association of American Publishers (1978-81)
    Non-Profit Affiliations
    • Member, Advisory Council, History Department, Princeton (1964-85)
    • Trustee, Bennington College (1969-76)
    • Trustee, Treasurer, Princeton University Press (1972-85)
    Achievements
    • Little, Brown & Co., Inc., Boston (1948-88)
      • o   President, and CEO (1962-87)
      • o   Chairman, President, and CEO (1970-87)
      • o   Chairman (1987-88)
      • Vice President, Time Inc. (1968-87)
      • Vice Chairman, Time-Life Books, Inc. (1976-86)
    Other Awards
    • Military Service: served to 1st Lt., USAAF, WWII Decorated, Air Medal
    • Recipient, Princeton University Press medal (1985)
    • Listed in Who’s Who in the World
    • Fellow Emeritus, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
     
     
     
     
     
  • Joan Van Alstyne Johnson 1944

    Joan Van Alstyne Johnson
    Class of 1944
    Honored 2003
     
    Education
    Vassar College
    Contributions to Education
    • Trustee
      • o   Elisabeth Morrow School (51 years)
      • o   Dwight-Englewood School (12 years)
      • Volunteer
        • o   Lincoln School, Englewood
    Contributions to Community
    • Trustee Emeritus
      • o   Flat Rock Brook Nature Center
      • Trustee
        • o   Social Service Federation (25 years)
        • o   Englewood Hospital
        • o   Volunteer Bureau
        • o   American Anorexia-Bulimia Association (Founder)
        • o   Junior League of Bergen County
        • o   The Gardent Club of Englewood (Past President)
        • o   Community Chest of Englewood (Past President)
        • o   American Red Cross
        • o   League of Woman Voters
        • Member
          • o   Englewood Women’s Republican Club (Past President)
          • o   Habitat for Humanity
          • o   Historic Preservation Committee of Englewood (Co-President)
          • o   Washington’s 1776 Retreat (Chairman)
    Special Recognition
    • 1998 American Red Cross
      • o   Distinguished Volunteer Award
     
     
     
     
  • Claudia Weinstein 1978

    Claudia A. Weinstein
    Class of 1978
    Honored in 2013
    Education
    Oberlin College BA English 1982
    Career Highlights
    1992 – Present,   60 Minutes -- CBS News’ highly respected and long-running                                                           weekly newsmagazine
    • 2004 – Present, Story Editor, 60 Minutes
    Part of a senior management team that screens, vets, critiques, and oversees each story that airs on the broadcast. Focuses in particular on all issues to ensure fairness, balance, accuracy, and adherence to news standards. Oversees social media and is involved in 60 Minutes Overtime; 60 Minutes Sports; and in many aspects of the show’s online presence.
    • 1999 - 2004, Story Editor, 60 Minutes II
    Part of the senior management team that launched this broadcast and brought this Sunday tradition to a midweek broadcast.
    • 1992  -1999,  Producer, 60 Minutes
    Worked with correspondent Steve Kroft on investigate reports, profiles, and a range of other 60 Minutes stories. Among many awards, the team won the Renner Award from the Association of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
    1984 – 1992, The American Lawyer and Court TV  
    Worked with investigative reporter Steve Brill and the National Magazine Award-winning “American Lawyer” magazine in a variety of capacities, starting as fact-checker soon after college, then: associate editor, reporter, and senior editor.  Later, helped launch Steve Brill’s Court TV network as a senior reporter.
    1979 – 1984, Various print reporting jobs and internships
    Columbia Journalism Review (New York, NY); The Point Reyes Light (Pt. Reyes, CA); The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC); The Progressive (Madison, WI); The Island Ad-Vantages (Stonington, ME). Also, features and news editor at The Oberlin Review during college, and news director at the college station, WOBC-FM.
     
    Additional Professional Accomplishments
    Judge on various journalism and documentary juries and panels, including the News & Documentary Emmy Awards and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award.
     
     
     
    Recipient of
    Dwight-Englewood
    Distinguished Alumni Award
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    June 1, 2013
  • Cyma Zarghami 1980

    Cyma Zargahmi
    Class of 1980
    Honored 2002
     
    Education
    University of Vermont, BA
    Career Highlights
    • Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon
      • o   Responsible for the network’s overall day-to-day programming strategy and scheduling
      • o   Under her leadership, Nickelodeon solidified its position as the number one network for kids
      • o   Helped launch all of Nickelodeon’s major dayparts
        • §  Nick Jr. (preschool block)
        • §  SNICK (Saturday Night Nickelodeon)
        • §  Nicktoon
    • o   Launched the Nickel-O-Zone
      • §  Nickelodeon’s nightly hour-long entertainment block for  kids, which fills the void for kids programming in primetime
    • o   Directs the network’s support of company-wide initiatives
      • §  The Big Help
      • §  Kids’ Choice Awards
    • o   Introduced seven new hit shows to Nickelodeon schedule in 2000, including
      • §  The Brothers Garcia (features an all-Latino cast)
      • §  Pelswick (the story of a fearless, funny 13-year-old boy who happens to use a wheelchair)
    • o   Oversaw the launch of Nickelodeon’s digital channel, Nick Games and Sports, and is playing a key role in the development of Noggin, the first educational channel for kids
    • o   In addition to her work at Nickelodeon, has played a major role in the launch of additional networks, including:
      • §  Nickelodeon UK (1993)
      • §  Nick at Nite’s TV Land (1996)
     
     
     
     
  • Karl Zimmermann 1961

    Karl R. Zimmermann
    Englewood School for Boys 1961
    Honored in 2011

    Education
     
                                              Princeton University A.B. 1965
                                              New York University  M.A. 1968

    Highlights at ESB

    • Head Boy Medal
    • Cum Laude Society
    • Class and Student Council President
     
    Career in Education
    • English teacher, Dean of Students, Head of the Upper School, and Director of Development at the Englewood School for Boys/Dwight-Englewood School
    • Assistant Headmaster at Lake Forest Academy-Ferry Hall
    • Director of Development at The Masters School
    • Consultant with Browning Associates
     
     
     
    Writing and Photography
     
    • More than twenty books, including CZ: The Story of the California Zephyr, 20th Century Limited, Little Trains to Faraway Places, and four titles for younger readers
    • As a freelance writer and photographer, hundreds of stories in travel sections across the country, from The New York Times to The Los Angeles Times, and in many magazines, including all the important publications for train enthusiasts





DAA Honoree Highlights

Dr. Kaveh Aliizadeh '84 is a renowned plastic surgeon and President of the humanitarian international medical services organization Mission: Restore.  Learn more about Dr. Aliizadeh and all our Distinguished Alumni Awardee (DAA) Honorees at left.
Located in Englewood, New Jersey, Dwight-Englewood is a greater New York City area private school with a rigorous college prep curriculum for boys and girls in preschool through grade 12.