More than 30 alumni were recognized for dedicated service at the annual alumni awards ceremony Sept. 27.
Alvin Yearwood ’83, judge in the New York City Criminal Court and acting Bronx County Supreme Court justice, received the George Washington Kidd Class of 1836 Award for distinction in his career. He has worked in New York’s criminal justice system for 24 years. Yearwood mentors young people, is a member and past president of Black Bar Association of Bronx County and member of Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He serves on the board of Union Community Health Center in the Bronx.
At Lafayette, Yearwood has been involved as a mentor and internship sponsor through Career Services and is a member of McDonogh Network steering committee.
The Joseph E. Bell ’28 award for distinguished service was presented to Barb Levy ’77 by President Alison Byerly. A member of the Board of Trustees, Levy is serving as chair of the Rivalry 150/Celebrate Lafayette in New York task force and vice chair of the capital campaign. She was chair of the Committee on Student Life from 2007 to 2013, co-chair of the Working Group on Greek Life, and chair of the inauguration committee for President Byerly. A founding member of Women in Leadership at Lafayette (now Council of Lafayette Women), Levy has served on Alumni Council and Lafayette Leadership Council. She is president of her class and previously served as reunion chair. Levy and husband Joe Hollander, members of the Société d’Honneur, are parents of Rachel Hollander ’11 and Alyssa Hollander ’14.
For a list of award recipients, see http://bit.ly/1D7hhKb.