Boeing engineer Madeline Augustin ’05 flew in from South Carolina. Google executive Reena Nadkarni ’98 came from Silicon Valley. And Olympian Lucy Van Dalen ’11 traveled all the way from New Zealand.
From near and very far, 29 members of Stony Brook University’s inaugural 40 Under Forty class joined Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, at a ceremony and reception in New York City to proudly accept their prestigious alumni achievement awards.
“Great universities are defined by the achievement and support of their alumni,” Stony Brook President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, told the honorees during the presentation. “All of you personify the power of a Stony Brook degree. You have demonstrated leadership and excellence in your chosen profession and in your communities.”
Go here for photos from Dec. 2 event held inside the swank Fifth Avenue Empire Penthouse at 230 Fifth.
Selections to 40 Under Forty Class of 2014 were made based on the graduates’ achievements, whether in business, research, technology, healthcare, education or the arts; and their leadership, entrepreneurship and community engagement.
40 Under Forty Class of 2014 by the numbers …
- 30 of the honorees either live or were raised in New York.
- Nine are chief executive officers.
- 15 hold advanced degrees from Stony Brook University.
- Five work in the health professions.
- Two are professional athletes.
- Five are professional writers.
- Two are employed in public service.
Click here to view our profiles for the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014.