NEW YORK, November 1, 2007 - Jerry D'Elia, VP and Director of Manufacturing & Distribution for Hearst Magazines, will chair New York University's 2007 Prism Award event honoring Cathleen Black, President of Hearst Magazines and author of the newly released Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life). The Award is presented by New York University in recognition of distinguished leadership in the graphic arts and communications industry.
Sponsored by NYU's Master of Arts in Graphic Communications Management and Technology program, the 2007 Prism Award will be given to Ms. Black during the 22nd Annual Prism Award Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Ms. Black has chosen Mr. D'Elia as her luncheon chairman and he will present the award to her.
Previous NYU Prism Award recipients include Richard Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief of Newsweek; Antonio M. Perez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak Company; Anne M. Mulcahy, Chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation; William L. Davis, Chairman, CEO and President of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company; Henri Dyner, President and CEO of Sun Chemical Corporation; Janet L. Robinson, President and General Manager of The New York Times; and Katharine Graham, Chairman and former CEO of The Washington Post.
Mr. D'Elia has had a remarkable 46-year career in magazine publishing, first at McGraw-Hill and, after a brief stint at Time Inc., he started at Hearst in 1980. After several promotions, he was named Vice President and Director of Manufacturing & Distribution for all Hearst domestic publications in 1990. D'Elia has his own share of awards, including the Franklin Event's Power of Communications, APPM's Production Person of the Year, Women in Production's Luminaire, Boy Scouts of America's Good Scout Award, NYC Technical College's Gold Key, and the American Jewish Committee's Humanitarian Award. D'Elia has also been inducted into Publishing Executive's Hall of Fame and the Gravure Association's Golden Cylinder Society. Commenting on his selection as the NYU Prism Luncheon Chairman, he stated: "Having the true honor of presenting Cathie Black with the NYU Prism Award is the biggest award of my career."
The proceeds of the Prism Award Luncheon help to fund student scholarships as well as student and program support for New York University's Graphic Communications graduate program, which offers curricula to develop the next generation of industry leaders. Since its inception, the Prism Award Luncheon has raised millions of dollars for education.
The Graphic Communications graduate program is based within the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (www.scps.nyu.edu). Among the University's 14 colleges and schools, NYU SCPS has for the past 70 years focused on creating continuing education, undergraduate and graduate programs for adults seeking to advance in their careers and connect with the vibrant professional and academic networks centered within the School. In addition to the Graphic Communications Management and Technology program, NYU-SCPS offers professionally-focused Master's degrees in Publishing, Direct and Interactive Marketing, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Fundraising, Human Resources Management and Development, Real Estate, Construction Management, Hospitality Industry Studies, Tourism and Travel Management, Sports Business, Management and Systems, Digital Imaging and Design, and Global Affairs.
Tickets for the November 14th, 2007 Prism Award Luncheon are available from $750 per person to $6,000 for a Sponsor's Table of eight, and $10,000 for a Co-Chairmanship (which includes a dais seat as well as a table of eight). Reservations and additional information are available from the NYU SCPS's Office of Special Events. Please contact Anna Condoulis at 212?998?7003, by fax at 212?995?4130, or by e-mail at [email protected]
About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Founded in 1934, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is among the 14 colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States. Through its faculty, curricula and vibrant professional and academic networks, NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally: Real Estate and Construction Management (through the NYU Real Estate Institute); Hospitality, Tourism, Sports Management (through the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Center); Philanthropy (through the NYU George H. Heyman Center); Global Affairs; Communications Media, Publishing, Digital Arts, Design; Business, Leadership and Human Capital Management, Integrated Marketing, Public Relations, Legal Studies, Finance, Taxation, Accounting, Management and Technology (through the Division of Programs in Business); and the Liberal and Applied Arts, among others. Rigorous and timely programs in these and related areas attract full-time undergraduate and graduate students immersed in university life, working professionals in 14 graduate programs, motivated adults earning undergraduate degrees (through the Paul McGhee Division), and New Yorkers of all backgrounds enrolled in approximately 2,500 continuing education courses, certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually.