NEW YORK, May 9, 2007 — Cathleen Black, president of Hearst Magazines, has been named the recipient of the 2007 Prism Award presented annually 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 presented to Ms. Black during the 22nd Annual Prism Award Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14th at The Pierre in New York City.
Previous NYU Prism Award recipients include Richard M. Smith, chairman, editor-in-chief and CEO for editorial and business operations of Newsweek; Antonio M. Perez, president and CEO 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 CEO of The Washington Post.
Diane Romano, president and COO of HudsonYards and Terry A. Tevis, president of T.A. Tevis & Co. LLC., are co-chairpersons of the Program’s board of directors, an advisory body comprised of industry executives from leading companies in the graphic communications field.
The proceeds of the Prism Award Luncheon help to fund student scholarships as well as student and program support for New York University’s internationally renowned 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). As one of the University’s 14 colleges and schools, NYU SCPS has for the past 70 years focused on creating applied professional programs for people who are already in the workforce. In addition to the Graphic Communications Management and Technology program, the school offers industry-focused Master’s degrees in areas such as publishing, direct marketing, public relations, fundraising, human resources management, real estate, construction management, hospitality industry studies, tourism and travel management, and sports management.
Tickets for the November 14th 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]