Brooklyn, NY — New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will honor women of visionary accomplishments and organizations that have distinguished themselves in the area of gender equality at its 2013 Best of New York Award Dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, May 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Hilton New York’s Trianon Ballroom, Avenue of the Americans at 53rd Street in Manhattan. The evening will begin with a Guest of Honor Reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7:15 p.m.
Honorees include Denise Arbesu, senior vice president, Citibank, N.A.’s Citi Commercial Bank Group/Middle Market, and chair, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; IBM (headed by Ginni Rometty, chair, president and CEO); Paula Ingram, president, Ingram & Hebron Realty and a member of the board of directors of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership; Jewish Foundation for Education of Women; Grace Lyu-Volckhausen, president, Tiger Barron Foundation, and a Commissioner on the New York City Commission on Human Rights; and Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers/AFL-CIO.
Also to be honored is City Tech graduate Nooria Nodrat ’09, founder and president, Afghanistan Blind Women & Children Foundation, who will receive the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
This year’s Honorary Dinner Chair is Yvonne Riley-Tepie ’92, vice president, U.S. field marketing, TD Bank. Michael Lomonaco ’84, celebrity chef and managing partner, Porter House New York at Time Warner Center, again will serve as Dinner Chair and Master of Ceremonies.
First held in 1983, the Best of New York Award Dinner is hosted by the City Tech Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1981 to raise funds for the College. Proceeds from the annual dinner help fund foundation-sponsored scholarships and other student financial assistance and professional development programs.
For tickets and additional information, call 718.260.5025.
New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY) is the largest public college of technology in New York State. Located at 300 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, the College enrolls more than 16,000 students in 65 baccalaureate, associate and specialized certificate programs.