Judith Cohen Receives Public Service Award

The Kingsborough Dispatch
Volume 2 Number 3 News for and about the Kingsborough community January 9, 2008
Administrative Assistant in Department of Communications and Performing Arts

J udith Cohen, administrative assistant in the Department of Communications and Performing
Arts is a winner of the 2007 Isaac Liberman Public Service Award for career civil service employees. The
award is given annually by the 100 Year Association of New York.

At a ceremony at One Police Plaza on Tuesday, December 18, Ms. Cohen was among only15 New York City civil service employees to receive such an award. Nominated by Dr. Cindy Greenberg, a Department of Communications and Performing Arts professor, her award was sponsored by the Forward Association,
the parent company for the Forward Newspaper.

Candidates for Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards are exceptional career civil service employees
who demonstrate that they have improved the efficiency and quality of service rendered to the
people of New York City, enhanced the prestige of the City or evidenced dedication beyond their job
descriptions. All nominations include a written endorsement by the head of the respective agency.

Ms. Cohen is a valued member of the Department of Communications and Performing Arts.
She manages a diverse array of issues and projects that arise within the complex department,
which includes the disciplines of Speech, Music, Theater, Broadcasting and Film.

She is constantly thinking of new ways to help the department become more efficient , often making
innovative suggestions regarding scheduling, events and grant opportunities.

Judith is also a dedicated volunteer for numerous college and community organizations and events.

“The entire Kingsborough Community joins me in congratulating Judith on this outstanding achievement.
We are very proud that her longstanding diligence, devotion and extraordinary hard work are being
appreciated and rewarded by the 100 Year Association of New York,” said Dr. Regina Peruggi, president of
Kingsborough Community College.

“This is an opportunity to thank people who make a difference in our city. They have gone the extra mile. These achievers are remarkable and bring credit to our city,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking at the ceremony.

In the letter of notification to Ms. Cohen, Clinton W. Blume, III, president of the 100 Year Association
of New York said, “The Awards Committee, comprised of members of the Hundred Year Association
and New York City commissioners, was impressed with your record and desire to contribute to your community. You are a credit to your profession and your family and community can take pride in your accomplishments.”

Ms. Cohen has worked in Kingsborough’s Department of Communications and Performing Arts for seventeen years, following two and a half years in the Media Center.

In nominating Ms. Cohen, Professor Greenberg noted that Ms. Cohen does not simply perform her work but works diligently and sincerely with others to improve the department as a whole. She is the one who initiates the discussion of faculty teaching schedules, reminds faculty about enriching lectures and events, provides information about grant opportunities and helps faculty in their professional development.

The 100 Year Association of New York was founded in 1927 and is comprised of for-profit and notfor-
profit corporations that are over a century old. The Association recognizes career New York City employees with public service awards for dedication well beyond their job description, measurably improving efficiency and quality of service to New York City residents and workers, and for significantly enhancing the prestige of New York City in the eyes of the public. The association also grants college scholarships to the sons and daughters of career civil service employees. Over $1,000,000 has been awarded over the past 50 years.