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The New York Alumni Association (NYAA) is the oldest alumni organization affiliated with the university’s chapter programs. Formed more than 100 years ago, it covers the greater New York metropolitan area and boasts a proud tradition. NYAA’s annual meeting welcomes all area alumni looking to get involved or contribute to alumni activities. Events include NYAA’s annual holiday celebration each December and the Summer Send-Off event welcoming the university’s newest students and families each summer.

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Board Members

Alexander Harik (MBA '08)

Vice President
Ben Meck (CWR '09)

Lawrence Apolzon, (LAW '82)
Grace Bell (CWR'10)
Rob Becker (CWR'01) 
Manjari Mimi Datta (LAW/MBA '96)
Christine Goodrich (CWR '07)
Lee Koenigsberg, (CWR '58)
Amit Nihalani (MBA '03)
Keith Otuomagie (CWR '01)
Peggy Raub (GRS '62)
Judy Strauss Schwartz, (CWR '74)


Adrian Freeman (MED'29) Award

The Adrian Freeman Award is given by the NYAA to a graduate of the university. The criteria for giving this award is: The recipient is an alumnus of Case Western Reserve University who:

  • Has exhibited outstanding achievement in his/her field.
  • Has some identification with alumni, i.e., service to the university, returning to the university
  • Has contributed to the betterment of life in the New York Metropolitan Area.

This award is to be given every two to three years at the annual meeting. A committee of executive board members will designate possible recipients for this award. The full board will vote on the committee's recommendation.