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John Jay Awards Dinner To Honor Five Accomplished Alumni
On Wednesday, March 4, five accomplished alumni each will be presented with a 2015 John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement at the 37th annual John Jay Awards Dinner, to be held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.
This year’s honorees are Kyra Tirana Barry ’87; Abigail Black Elbaum ’92, BUS’94; Ira Katznelson ’66; Nicholas P. Leone ’88; and Andrew W. Marlowe ’88.
Elbaum is a principal at Ogden CAP Properties, a residential real estate company that deals in luxury residential, commercial and hotel properties in New York City. She is an emeritus member of the Columbia College Board of Visitors and former chair of the Columbia University Alumni Trustee Nominating Committee. Elbaum received a Columbia College Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2002.
Leone is senior managing director at The Blackstone Group, where he has advised numerous high-level restructuring transactions. Prior, he worked for the Leveraged Finance Group at Salomon Brothers and for the Corporate Finance Group of Drexel Burnham Lambert. Leone is a Board of Trustees member of Mystic Aquarium.
Marlowe is a screenwriter and producer for MilMar Pictures. His credits include the films Air Force One, Hollow Man and End of Days. He is the executive producer and a writer on the ABC series Castle, which has won a People’s Choice Award, PRISM Award, Shorty Award, Emmy Award and Golden Reel Award. Marlowe was awarded an Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Award for his script The Lehigh Pirates.
Proceeds from the dinner benefit the John Jay National Scholars Program, which aims to enhance academic and extracurricular experiences for outstanding first-year College students. John Jay Scholars are invited to participate in panels, discussions and outings. A current John Jay Scholar will speak at the dinner, along with President Lee C. Bollinger, Dean James J. Valentini and the honorees.