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Bart Lawson Alumni Award for Service

NYU-SCPS encourages social responsibility and recognizes members of our alumni community with the Bart Lawson Alumni Award for Service, for their exemplary accomplishments in the community and in the industries they serve.

This Award is named in honor of Bart Lawson, an alumnus of the NYU-SCPS Paul McGhee Division, who was a philanthropist and an active member of the community.

The Award is bestowed in the following categories.


This category recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an alumnus/a who is committed to the education of others, anywhere in the world, through participation in community service and the alleviation of human suffering.

Professional Service and Outreach

This category recognizes an alumnus/a who utilizes his or her expertise and scholarship for community outreach.


Public Service

This category recognizes an alumnus/a who has developed an innovative approach to a social, educational, environmental, health, economic, or legal issue within a community.

NYU-SCPS alumni are invited to nominate themselves or a worthy alumni colleague for the Bart Lawson Alumni Award for Service. The Award is presented annually during NYU's Alumni Weekend, which is held in October.

Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2013 Award.

If you have any questions, please call (212) 998-7237.


Bart Lawson, a 1992 graduate of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), was a distinguished member of the School's alumni community. During his lifetime, he made generous contributions that funded financial aid for McGhee students. He served on the Council for the Future of NYU-SCPS and participated in helping our students to better understand the healthcare field through lectures and private conversations. Outside of NYU-SCPS, Lawson dedicated his energies to solving healthcare problems the world over. He was president and executive director of the Greater New York Healthcare Facilities Association, and served on the transition teams of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Governor George Pataki before being appointed to serve on the Governor's Medicaid Task Force. He also served as ambassador–at–large to the United States Grenadian Mission to the United Nations, Grenada. Using his resources and expertise, he worked tirelessly to make the world a better place by dedicating his energies to solving healthcare problems.

Upon Lawson's premature passing, NYU-SCPS established this award to pay tribute to his legacy, and to offer the members of the NYU-SCPS community the opportunity to recognize these qualities and dedication to service in others.

2013 Award Recipients

John T. Farrell

Award for Public Service

Jessica Grossman

Award for Humanitarianism

Stephanie Mattera

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

Craig Pinto

Award for Public Service

Lorna Tychostup

Award for Professional Service and Outreach

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