Five Honored at Lehman’s Annual October Gala

October 26, 2012 12:14 pm Lehman College Foundation, President Fernández
President Fernández, Myrna Rivera and honoree Peter M. Meyer.

(From left to right) President Fernández, Myrna Rivera and honoree Peter M. Meyer.

The 2012 Lehman College Awards Dinner was held on October 25 at the New York Botanical Garden and was another great success. The evening was devoted to “Visions of the Future” and spotlighted the College’s long-term goals. Watch this video and experience the event.

Over the course of the evening, Lehman College President Ricardo R. Fernández honored a number of guests, including: Peter M. Meyer, president of TD Bank’s New York operations, who won a Corporate Leadership Award; Anil Nayyar, president of Nayyarsons Corporation, which operates the cafeteria, received a Community Leadership Award, as did John Ulrich, the recording secretary and director of organizing and education for the Teamsters Union, Local 812.

Honoree Anil Nayyar, president of Nayyarsons Corporation.

Honoree Anil Nayyar, president of Nayyarsons Corporation.

President Fernández gave the Alumni Achievement Award to  Michael S. Fassler (B.A., ’74), president and CEO of CenterLight Health System, a Bronx-based healthcare facility, and his wife, Phyllis K. Fassler (B.A., ’76).

Myrna M. Rivera, a Lehman alumna and founder and board chair of Consultiva Internacional, Inc., who was elected chair of the Lehman College Foundation’s board of directors earlier this year, attended the event and congratulated the honorees.

The host of the annual event was Pei-Size Cheng, an Emmy Award-winning reporter for WNBC-TV. All funds raised by the dinner will benefit the College’s various student scholarship programs.

President Fernández, Myrna Rivera, honoree John Ulrich and Mario DellaPina, VP of Institutional Advancement for Lehman College.

(From left to right) President Fernández, Myrna Rivera, honoree John Ulrich and Mario DellaPina, VP of Institutional Advancement for Lehman College.

Honorees Phyllis Fassler ('76) and her husband Michael Fassler ('74) share a light moment with President Fernández.

Honorees Phyllis Fassler ('76) and her husband Michael Fassler ('74) share a light moment with President Fernández.