|Marcy Syms with Harold Grinspoon Courtesy YU|
Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business celebrated its 28th anniversary, its faculty, and the graduating class of 2015 at its annual gala awards dinner on April 30 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Talia Kugelman, co-president of the Sy Syms Student Council, organized the evening.
Philanthropist Harold Grinspoon, founder of Aspen Square Management, received the Sy Syms Humanitarian award, and then joined Sy Syms Foundation president Marcy Syms-who established the award-for a chat during the dinner reception. Mr. Grinspoon founded the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in 1991 to engage Jewish families in the richness of their tradition. The foundation distributes Jewish children’s literature and music through its PJ Library and raises funds for Jewish camps and other organizations.
Dr. Robert Greenberg, clinical associate professor of business law, received the Lillian F. and William L. Silber Professor of the Year award, and Rabbi Ozer Glickman received the Professor Peter Lencsis Adjunct Professor of the Year award – both awards are given according to student votes. Shragie Lichtenstein received the Ryan Khaldar z”l award for outstanding character and academic excellence in finance, awarded for the first time and presented by Professor Sidney Mehl and student Eitan Khaldar, brother of the award’s namesake. Other students received awards for excellence in accounting, business, finance, marketing and management. Yechiel Auman and Elana Schreier-Glatt received the Dean Harold Nierenberg Memorial Valedictorian award.