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Distinguished Alumni Awards

The prestigious “Distinguished Alumni” award is presented to selected alumni (graduates/attendees) whose professional, personal and/or civic accomplishments and service to the community have earned them unquestionable recognition.

The award recognizes alumni for professional achievements (demonstrated accomplishment(s) in any field of professional endeavor) and personal achievements (demonstrated accomplishment in any field of community service or any area where active participation demonstrates that the nominee is a shining example for others).

This year’s awards will be presented at our Commencement ceremonies on May 10, 2018. The recipients are:

Colleen M. Lyons

Colleen M. Lyons, MBA, CPHIMS, PMP was named Chief Information Officer at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, and Lenox Health Greenwich Village, all New York City-based members of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, in 2015.

Lyons received her A.A. in Computer Science from Brookdale in 1980, a B.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA in 1982 and her M.B.A. from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ in 1989. She also holds several advanced certifications, including Certified Project Manager (PMP) and Certified Healthcare Information & Management System Professional (CPHIMS).

Doris B. Hudak

As a non-traditional student and mother, Doris Hudak came to Brookdale later in life. She has been a champion for Brookdale Community College ever since she earned her Associate in Applied Science degree in Human Services in 1983.

Upon graduation Doris went to work in Brookdale’s Career Services department as a Cooperative Education Coordinator. Soon after she became active in the Brookdale Alumni Association and held various roles on their Board of Trustees for more than two decades, including President. In 2009, she was awarded the Barringer Award in recognition of her tireless service to the Alumni Association, and was awarded  the distinction of Trustee Emeritus in 2015 in recognition of her countless contributions of time, talent and resources to advance the Alumni Association’s mission.


 

Past Recipients

1998
Edward Buenga
Ron Carter ‘71
Jessie Ricks ‘92

1999
Madine R. DeSantis ‘92
Wesley Mayo Sr. ‘75

2000
Dorothy James ‘ 74
Marry Curry ’99
Joseph Ferraina ‘ 71

2001
Dr. Mary Jane Celli ’78
Barbara A. Ruane ’93, ’94

2002
Janet Bowne-English ’94
Daryl Morrison ’88

2003
Dr. Brenda Gierhart ‘ 73
John A. Forsman ’72

2004
Joan Brearley ‘ 88, ’90, ’91
Matthew Hill ‘ 94
Edward G. Elgart ’72, ’76

2005
Jacqueline Biddle, R.N. Esq. ’91
Sean Patrick Murphy, Esq. ’77
Cynthia S. Cacelon, R.N., Ph.D., CRRN-A ’77

2006
Gwendolyn L. Evans, R.N.C. ’71
Janice Davis Miller, Esq.
Marvin Wilson ’98

2007
Nashon Hornsby, Esq. ‘ 91
Lester Long ’91

2008
Patricia O’Neill ’80
Dan Yurowski ’84

2009
Dennis Walling ’74

2010
Jacquie Dalton-Fiorito ’98
Winifred Wilkens ’81

2013
Michael Ausiello ’92
Susan Ralph ‘98

2014
Professor Linda Wang ‘87
Andrew Araneo ‘00

2015
Teresa Kondrup-Coyle
Katelyn Admunsen

2016
Emily Chapman
Selma Morris

2017
Deborah Josko
Brian Hanlon