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City Tech to Honor Three Outstanding New Yorkers and White House Pastry Chef at 2010 Best of New York Award Dinner on May 17

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) will honor Four Season restaurant co-owner Julian Niccolini, “Geraldo at Large” host Geraldo Rivera, DC37/AFSCME, AFL-CIO Executive Director Lillian Roberts and White House Executive Pastry Chef William Yosses at its 2010 Best of New York Award Dinner at the Hilton New York on May 17. Niccolini and Yosses are graduates of the College; Rivera took classes at City Tech early in his college career.

The theme of this year’s dinner is “Celebrating Success.” TD President of New York City Markets Peter Meyer and Theatrical Teamsters/Local 817 labor leader Thomas O’Donnell are this year’s Honorary Dinner Chairs. Celebrity chef Michael Lomonaco, a graduate of City Tech’s award-winning hospitality management program and managing partner of Porter House New York, again will serve as Dinner Chair and Master of Ceremonies.

The  Best of New York Award Dinner is hosted by the New York City College of Technology Foundation, established in 1981 to raise funds for the College. Proceeds from the annual dinner help fund foundation-sponsored scholarships and other student financial assistance and student professional development programs.

New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York is the largest public college of technology in New York State and a national model for technological education. It currently serves 15,400 students in 61 baccalaureate, associate and specialized certificate programs in 21st century technologies. Another 15,000 students are enrolled in scores of continuing education and workforce development programs.


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