The 19th annual Hofstra University Gala recently honored alumnus and Board of Trustee member James D’Addario ’71, chairman and CEO of D’Addario & Company, Inc., as well as nine professors voted by their students as the 2014-15 Teachers of the Year.
D’Addario, who graduated from Hofstra with a BA in Music, has built his family’s business into one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of musical strings and other instrument accessories. He was celebrated for his contributions to the region, and his extensive philanthropy to many worthy causes and organizations. At Hofstra, he has been a generous supporter of the D’Addario Music Business Endowed Scholarship and the D’Addario Community Music Appreciation Initiative.
The Hofstra Gala is the most prestigious event the University hosts each year and raises more than $1 million for student scholarships.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman A. Berliner has announced the following recipients of the Teacher of the Year award for each school or college:
- Peter Gershon, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Radio, Television, Film, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication
- Alan Singer, PhD, Professor, Department of Teacher Education Programs, School of Education
- David Rooney, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Doron Milstein, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences,School of Health Sciences and Human Services
- Michael Barnes, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Stuart Bass, JD, Professor, Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business, Frank G. Zarb School of Business
- Kevin McElroy, JD, Associate Professor of Legal Writing, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
- Joseph Weiner, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
- Syed Ahmad, MD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine