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The Stony Brook Alumni Association seeks to reach, serve and engage all Stony Brook Alumni, students and other constituencies to foster a lifelong intellectual and emotional connection between the University and its graduates, and to provide the University with goodwill and support. Visit the Alumni website at http://alumniandfriends.stonybrook.edu/

The Department of Political Science proudly recognizes its Distinguished Alumni Award winners. Please send your nominations for the Political Science Distinguished Alumni Award to PoliSci@stonybrook.edu.

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS

1996–Present
  • 2015: Latoya Joyner, New York State Assemblywoman
  • 2014: Barry Devolin, Member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • 2013: Lynda Nicolino, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Corporate General Counsel
  • 2012: John T. (JT) Mastranadi, Political Director for Citizens United.
  • 2011: Aylin Karamehmetoglu, Chief of Staff, Cordoba Initiative
  • 2010: Ron Nehring, Chair, California Republican Party
  • 2009: R. Stephanie Good, Attorney at Law & Bestselling Author
  • 2008: Kabando-wa-Kabando, Member of the National Assembly, Kenya
  • 2007: Scott Middleton, Mayor and Justice, Lake Grove, NY
  • 2006: Jonathan Salant, President, National Press Club
  • 2005: Marlene Budd, Suffolk County Family Court Judge
  • 2004: Kevin Law, President, Long Island Power Authority
  • 2003: Steve Levy, Suffolk County Executive
  • 2002: Colleen Murphy Ommundsen, NYC Police Officer and 9-11 Responder
  • 2001: Osita Iroku, Businessman; Chair, Delta Acquisitions Group
  • 2000: James F. Gesualdi, Attorney at Law
  • 1999: Gerald Rokoff, Partner, White & Case
  • 1998: Michael Manoussos, Founder, Manoussos & Associates; Chairman and CEO, Manhole Barrier Security Systems, Inc.
  • 1997: David Rokoff, Attorney and Entrepreneur
  • 1996: Sheldon Cohen, Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis
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 PoliSci@stonybrook.edu.

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