The Northeast Conference announced its 2016 Fall Academic Award winners Thursday afternoon, including the fall Academic Honor Roll and the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 48 LIU Brooklyn student-athletes were honored by the conference for their work in the classroom. The NEC championship-winning volleyball team had the highest percentage of athletes honored, as 11 of 12 team members, or 92 percent of the team, made the honor roll.
Former U.S. Congressman Steve Israel has joined LIU as Chairman of the LIU Global Institute and Distinguished Writer in Residence, following his retirement from Congress earlier this month. Israel’s official congressional records will be housed at LIU and accessible for students and researchers.
LIU Pharmacy student Javier Ortega has been awarded a scholarship from the National Hispanic Health Foundation. The award was presented on December 15, at the Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Gala at the New York Academy of Medicine. Congratulations, Javier!
LIU Post Associate Professor of Management James Freeley’s course in Social Entrepreneurship was recently featured in US News and World Report as an example of applying the business skills of his students in helping non-profit organizations serve society in a more efficient manner.