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MMC Celebrates Academic Achievement at 43rd Annual Honors Day

Each spring, Marymount Manhattan College’s Honors Day Colloquium showcases top research from across the disciplines and hosts induction ceremonies for campus and academic-based Honor Societies, as well as the Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Honors Day Awards:

Dean's Award for Excellence Recipient, Jessica Cox. Dean's Award for Excellence Recipient, Jessica Cox.Writing Program Award
Brittney Austin

Student/Faculty Collaboration Award
Patrick Riley with Professor Nava R. Silton

Alpha Chi Award
Taylor Hollingsworth

Alumni Association Award
Madison Dragsbaek

Dean’s Award for Excellence, Honorable Mention
Karyl Balatbat

Dean’s Award for Excellence
Jessica Cox

View the 2020 program


The 2020 Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment featured Dr. Timon McPhearson, Director of the Urban Systems Lab and Associate Professor of Urban Ecology at The New School in New York City. His talk, titled Urban Futures: Building a Science of Cities for Resilience and Sustainability, explored the ways in which cities can and must be the engines of innovation and the leaders of climate change adaptation efforts.

Dr. Timon McPhearson gives the 2020 Commoner Lecture. Dr. Timon McPhearson gives the 2020 Commoner Lecture.McPhearson is a Senior Research Fellow at The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and Associate Research Fellow at Stockholm Resilience Centre. As an IPCC Lead Author, he focuses on urban adaptation and resilience in cities. Prior to his lecture, McPhearson met with students enrolled in MMC’s Urban and Environmental Sustainability and Natural Sciences programs, sharing his experiences working for the Urban Systems Lab and his academic research. The lecture was immediately followed by a reception, where attendees could meet and chat with McPhearson. 

The Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment was established at MMC through the generosity of Richard S. Berry and Lucy A. Commoner. These gifts have also created The Commoner Fund for Environmental Studies at the College. Barry Commoner was a prominent environmental scientist, widely known as a writer and lecturer on the relationship between environmental and energy problems and public policy.

To learn more about the Barry Commoner Lecture on the Environment, please visit here

2020 Honors Day Colloquium Slideshow

Published: March 24, 2020