AROUND THE QUADS
John Jay Awards Will Honor Five Distinguished Alumni
By Lisa Palladino
The 2003 John Jay Awards will honor five of the College’s
most accomplished alumni — David W. Altchek ’78, John
Corigliano ’59, Joseph A. Greenaway Jr. ’78, Mark E.
Lehman ’73 and Gerald Sherwin ’55 — in a black-tie
celebration in the Grand Ballroom of New York City’s Plaza
Hotel on March 5.
The awards, named for the first chief justice of the United States
and a member of the King’s College Class of 1764, are presented
annually in recognition of distinguished professional achievement.
Proceeds from the dinner support the John Jay National Scholarship
Program, which provides financial aid and special programming for
The honorees have had successful careers in their respective fields,
including medicine, music and law.
Altchek is an associate attending orthopaedic surgeon in the Sports
Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery
in New York. He received his medical degree from Cornell and is
an associate attending surgeon in orthopaedics at NewYork-Presbyterian
Hospital, an associate professor of clinical surgery and an associate
professor of surgery in orthopaedics at the Weill Medical College
of Cornell University. Altchek is the North American medical director
for the Association of Tennis Professionals, the team surgeon for
the U.S. Davis Cup Team and a medical advisory board member for
the New York State Athletics Commission. He was a team physician
for the New York Mets from 1991 to 2000. Altchek is the author of
more than 100 articles and book chapters on treatment of the shoulder,
elbow and knee, and has made presentations at more than 400 orthopaedic
and sports medicine meetings.
Corigliano is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Music for
his Symphony No. 2, the 2000 Academy Award for his score
for The Red Violin, the 1991 Grawemeyer Award for his Symphony
No. 1 and numerous other awards including two Grammy Awards
for Best Contemporary Classical Composition; he is the only composer
to be so honored twice. His opera, The Ghosts of Versailles,
was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera (its first commission
in more than 25 years), where it premiered in December 1991. In
1992, he was Musical America’s Composer of the Year. Following
its premiere, Ghosts collected the Composition of the Year
award from the first International Classical Music Awards. In addition
to The Red Violin, Corigliano’s other film scores
include Altered States (1981, Academy Award nomination)
and Revolution (1985, Anthony Asquith Award, the United
Kingdom’s Academy Award equivalent).
Greenaway is a United States District Court judge in New Jersey.
He received his law degree from Harvard and has since served as
an in-house counsel for Johnson & Johnson as well as an associate
with the law firm of Kramer, Levin. In 1985, Greenaway joined the
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.
After several years, he received a promotion to chief of the Narcotics
Bureau. In November 1996, Greenaway received the New Jersey Corporate
Counsel Association’s Distinguished Service Award. He received
the Black Heritage Award from the Alumni of Color Outreach Program
in 1997, the University Medal of Excellence in 1997 and delivered
the College Class Day address in 1998. He chairs the Black Alumni
Council, is a member of the Alumni National Council and is an adviser
to ACOP. He is an adjunct professor of law at Rutgers Law School,
where, in 1998, he presented its Weintraub Lecture, “Judicial
Decision Making and the External Environment.”
Lehman has been executive vice president and a member of the executive
committee of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., since 1995. In this
capacity, he serves as general counsel of The Bear Stearns Companies,
Inc., and Bear Stearns & Co. Inc., its broker/dealer subsidiary.
Previously, Lehman, who earned his law degree from NYU, served as
Bear Stearns’ senior managing director-general counsel for
more than five years. Lehman also is a director of the New York
United Jewish Appeal and a member of its Missions Committee, as
well as a member of the College Board of Visitors. He has served
as director of the Securities Industry Association and of the Sid
Jacobson North Shore YM and YWHA.
Sherwin, president emeritus of the Columbia College Alumni Association
and a ubiquitous presence at College events, has worked tirelessly
to strengthen the bonds between College students and alumni and
among various alumni groups. Born and raised in New York City, Sherwin
received his bachelor’s degree with a concentration in government
and humanities. Since graduating from the College, he has worked
in advertising, marketing and communications for more than 44 years.
He is the chair of the Board of Friends of the Double Discovery
Center, chair of Columbia’s Manhattan Alumni Recruitment Committee,
president of the Class of 1955 and chair of the Alumni Advisory
Committee for men’s basketball.
For tickets or additional information about the John Jay Awards
dinner, please contact Shelley Grunfeld in the Alumni Office at
(212) 870-2288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.