The ceremony was emceed by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty David Podell, and presided over by Judson R. Shaver, Ph.D., president of Marymount Manhattan College.
Patricia Birch: Ms. Birch is an accomplished dancer, Emmy award-winning director and Tony-nominated choreographer. She has a distinguished body of work in television and film, and on and off-Broadway. Some of her most well-known works include "Big,” "Grease" and “Grease 2” and the 1974 Broadway revival of Candide.
Andrew Ross Sorkin: Mr. Sorkin was the 2011 Rudin lecturer at Marymount Manhattan College. He is the chief mergers and acquisitions reporter and a columnist for The New York Times and author of Too Big to Fail: How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System —and Themselves. Mr. Sorkin has appeared on NBC’s “Today” show and on PBS’s “Charlie Rose” and is a frequent guest host of CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
Marymount Manhattan College (MMC), founded in 1936, is an urban, independent, liberal arts, four-year College. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the College provides an intimate academic and artistic environment in which intellectual achievement and personal growth are fostered within its student body. MMC enrolls approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, from 42 states and 60 countries.