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2017 Townsend Harris Medalists

Bernard S. Cohen ’56B

Bernard S. Cohen ’56B
Nationally recognized lawyer for landmark civil rights U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v Virginia.

Jacob ( Jack) Feinstein, PE ’65EE

Jacob ( Jack) Feinstein, PE ’65EE
Retired V.P. for Consolidated Edison of NY and prominent energy consultant.

Judge Stuart S. Levy ’72, Ret.

Judge Stuart S. Levy ’72, Ret.
Renowned Administrative Patent Judge and expert in patent law, practice and procedure.

Dr. Naomi Conn Liebler ’66

Dr. Naomi Conn Liebler ’66
Distinguished scholar and expert on Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Dolores Allen Littles ’59

Dolores Allen Littles ’59
Trail blazing Photography editor for Life Magazine and Time Life Books.

Dr. Augustine L. Moscatello ’69

Dr. Augustine L. Moscatello ’69
Award-winning Chair in Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Westchester Medical Center.

Prof. Stanley I. Sandler ’62 ChE

Prof. Stanley I. Sandler ’62 ChE
Prominent scholar and world renowned researcher and consultant.
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2010 Townsend Harris Medalists

Brock Peters '49 (posthumous)

Brock Peters '49 (posthumous)
Pioneer award-winning actor of theater and film (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lost in the Stars, The L-Shaped Room).

Irwin Zahn '48ME

Irwin Zahn '48ME
Founder and CEO of Autosplice, Inc., international company offering marketing, engineering, financial and manufacturing services.

Seymour Moskowitz '54

Seymour Moskowitz '54
Co-Founder of Covant Management, Inc., world leader in power generation and air-craft engines.

Dr. Edward Kravitz '54

Dr. Edward Kravitz '54
World-renowned research scientist in the field of neuroscience. Endowed Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.

Mark Clements '44

Mark Clements '44
One of the nation's outstanding marketing researchers for over 60 years.

Margaret Chin '75

Margaret Chin '75
First Asian American woman elected to City Council (District 1). Founder and Executive Director of Asian Americans for Equality.

Patricia Black '65E, '67MSE

Patricia Black '65E, '67MSE
International Educator; former Superintendent of Manhattan High Schools. Past president of the National Council of Administrative Women in Education and President of the Alumni Association of CCNY.
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2016 Townsend Harris Medalists

Sigmund Tobias BA ’55

Sigmund Tobias BA ’55
Eminent research professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Methodology in the School of Education at the University of Albany,SUNY.

Evelyn Roth ’59 ( Jacobs)

Evelyn Roth ’59 ( Jacobs)
Award winning former Deputy County Executive for Human Services for Suffolk County and Commissioner of the No.Hempstead Department of Services for the Aging.

Dr. Ketly Michel ’77

Dr. Ketly Michel ’77
Renowned Physician and former President of the New York Gynecological Society and site director of St Luke's Division of Mount Sinai/St Luke's.

Dr. Alfonse T. Masi ’51

Dr. Alfonse T. Masi ’51
Esteemed Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Director of the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Tennessee.

Robert M. Gitlin ’44, Posthumous

Robert M. Gitlin ’44, Posthumous
Acclaimed Founder of American Aerospace Controls, manufacturer of award-winning for the aviation, space flights and the transportation and defense industries

Anthony J. DiNardo ’64

Anthony J. DiNardo ’64
Prominent Chief Scientist in Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) at Northrop Grumman, which named him a Lifetime Achievement Award Fellow in 2010.

Dr. Stan M. Altman ’63 EE

Dr. Stan M. Altman ’63 EE
Innovative former Interim President of Baruch College/ CUNY, and Professor in Baruch College's School of Public Affairs.
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2009 Townsend Harris Medalists

Dr. Sidney Stoller ‘43ChE

Dr. Sidney Stoller ‘43ChE
World renowned nuclear engineer and founder of S.M. Stoller Corporation, which has consulted on more than half of the 100 nuclear power plants operating in the United States.

Arnold F. Stancell ‘58

Arnold F. Stancell ‘58
Former V.P. of Mobil Oil managing billions of dollars of business, developer of new commercial products, former chemical engineering professor at MIT & Georgia Tech and honored by election to the NAE.

Harold Shames ‘44ME

Harold Shames ‘44ME
Former VP of the Melard Manufacturing Corporation, one of America's leading providers of plumbing and hardware accessories; endowed the first professorship in Biomedical Engineering.

Selwyn Raab ‘56

Selwyn Raab ‘56
Best Selling Author of Five Families: The Rise, Decline and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires and noted New York Times Journalist.

Dr. Edward Mapp ‘53

Dr. Edward Mapp ‘53
Film Historian, author of African Americans and the Oscar, and co-chairman of Channel Thirteen's Legacy Society.

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt ‘69

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt ‘69
Historical consultant to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and Author of legendary book History on Trail: My Day in Court with David Irving.

Dr. Joseph Barba ‘77

Dr. Joseph Barba ‘77
Dean of the Grove School of Engineering and a true "son" of CCNY having given over 30 years of outstanding service to CCNY as a leader, mentor, researcher and administrator.
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2011 Townsend Harris Medalists

Maury Allen '53 (posthumous)

Maury Allen '53 (posthumous)
Award winning sportswriter who spent more than 50 years in journalism, wrote for Sports Illustrated, The New York Post and the Gannett Newspapers, and authored 40 books.

Lennox S. Hinds '62

Lennox S. Hinds '62
World-renowned criminal defense and international human rights lawyer who was Nelson Mandela's U.S. attorney and is counsel in the U.S. to the Government of South Africa.

Joseph L Forstadt '61

Joseph L Forstadt '61
Famed litigation lawyer who has established many important legal principles, was the first honorary member of the state and city Supreme Court Justices' Associations, and served as the city's Commissioner of Consumer Affairs.

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Flier '68

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Flier '68
Pioneering scientist whose research has produced major insights into the molecular mechanism of in- sulin action and insulin resistance in human disease, including diabetes, and the molecular pathophysiology of obesity.

Harvey Kaylie '60EE

Harvey Kaylie '60EE
Founder and President of Mini-Circuits, a world leader in electronics for RF and microwave components, he has given $3-million to endow CCNY's Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship.

Edward S. Plotkin Chin '53CE, '56MCE, '66MBA

Edward S. Plotkin Chin '53CE, '56MCE, '66MBA
 Distinguished engineer who has been a leader in design, contract- ing and consulting and also served as Commissioner of Public Works for Westchester County.

Dr. Herbert Aschkenasy '53

Dr. Herbert Aschkenasy '53
Innovative entrepreneur who built Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. and its affiliate, European Freeze Dry, into world leaders in freeze drying technology for food and non-food products.
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