The City Tech Foundation held its 2017 Best of New York (BONY) Award Dinner on Monday, May 8, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Downtown Brooklyn, New York. In addition to honoring friends of the College, the 2017 BONY event celebrates City Tech’s 70th anniversary. The evening began with a Guest of Honor Reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and the award presentations at 7:15 p.m.
Founded in 1947 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, this year marks the 70th anniversary of the College. The theme of the 2017 dinner was “Building Toward the Next 70 Years.” Honorees included Frank J. Sciame, Jr., CEO/Chairman and Joseph Mizzi, President/COO of Sciame Construction; Joseph Aliotta, Principal, Perkins Eastman; and DonnaMarie Russo, President, New York Concrete Corporation.
Special recognition was accorded to Professor Janet Liou-Mark, Department of Mathematics, an award-winning teacher, City Tech’s 2017-2018 Scholar on Campus, and the director of City Tech’s Honors Scholars Program. Dr. Liou-Mark received the 2011 CUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction and the 2014 Mathematical Association of America Metro New York Section Award for Distinguished Teaching of Mathematics.
The City Tech Foundation was chartered in 1981 to raise funds for the College. Proceeds from the annual dinner continue to help fund Foundation-sponsored scholarships and other student financial assistance and student/faculty professional development programs.