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The Department of Political Science proudly recognizes its Distinguished Alumni Award winners:
Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
1996: Sheldon Cohen, Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
1997: David Rokoff, Attorney and Entrepreneur
1998: Michael Manoussos, Founder, Manoussos & Associates; Chairman and CEO, Manhole Barrier Security Systems, Inc.
1999: Gerald Rokoff, Partner, White & Case
2000: James F. Gesualdi, Attorney at Law
2001: Osita Iroku, Businessman; Chair, Delta Acquisitions Group
2002: Colleen Murphy Ommundsen, NYC Police Officer and 9-11 Responder
2003: Steve Levy, Suffolk County Executive
2004: Kevin Law, President, Long Island Power Authority
2005: Marlene Budd, Suffolk County Family Court Judge
2006: Jonathan Salant, President, National Press Club
2007: Scott Middleton, Mayor and Justice, Lake Grove, NY
2008: Kabando-wa-Kabando, Member of the National Assembly, Kenya
2009: R. Stephanie Good, Attorney at Law & Bestselling Author
2010: Ron Nehring, Chair, California Republican Party
2011: Aylin Karamehmetoglu, Chief of Staff, Cordoba Initiative
2012: John T. (JT) Mastranadi, Political Director for Citizens United.
Prior to 1995
Hamad A. Al-Kawari, Information and Cultural Minister, Qatar
Denise Coleman, Author; Founder, Chronic Pain Awareness Project
Robert Gallucci, Ambassador, Assistant Secretary of State, United Nations Weapons Inspector; Dean, Georgetown School of Foreign Service; President of the John D. and Catherine T. Mac Arthur Foundation
Richard Gelfond, Co-Chairman and Co-Ceo, Imax Corporation; Chair, Stony Brook Foundation
Babak Movahedi, Real-estate developer
Len Spivak, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindell
Carole Weidman Nussbaum, Founder, Weidman & Siegel Baum; President, Cabrillo Music Theater
Please send your nominations for the Political Science Distinguished Alumni Award to Department Chair, Dr. Jeffrey Segal (Jeffrey (dot) Segal (at) stonybrook.edu.
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