Introducing the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree

Lily D. McNair MA '83, PhD '87
President, Tuskegee University



  Please join us to celebrate Dr. McNair:

Saturday, May 18, 2019
6 pm to 9 pm
Waterside Restaurant and Catering
7800 B. River Road
North Bergen, NJ 07047

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Lily D. McNair '83, '87

Lily McNair

MA, PhD Psychology

President, Tuskegee University

  • First female President of Tuskegee University, founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881
  • Clinical Psychologist with research funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • First African American woman to obtain tenure and promotion in the Department of Psychology at The University of Georgia.

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About the Award

Established in 1983, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes and pays tribute to outstanding Stony Brook University alumni whose exceptional achievements and careers reflect the highest values embraced and promoted by both Stony Brook University and the Stony Brook University Alumni Association.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest and most prestigious award the Stony Brook Alumni Association honors to its alumni.


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