Citizens Board Awards

Distinguished Service Award

Since 1997, the Citizens Board has annually honored individuals and organizations demonstrating exemplary service over many years to the University of Miami. Recipients of the Citizens Board Distinguished Service Award are:

2020
Alex Vicencio, C.F.A.
2019
Richard A. Pollack, C.P.A.
2018
S. Samuel Hollander
2017
Adam E. Carlin
2016
Stuart A. Miller, Esq.  
2015
Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D.
2014
Robert D. Rubin, Esq.
2013
Sergio M. Gonzalez
2012
Peggy M. Hollander
2011
Gordon R. Miller, M.D.
2010
Richard B. Bermont
2010
Dean C. Colson, Esq.
2009
Lee J. Osiason, Esq.
2008
Steven E. Chaykin, Esq.
2007
Donald Kubit, Esq.
2006
J. William Hipp, Ph.D.
2005
Lewis B. Freeman
2004
Luis Glaser, Ph.D.
2003
Jeannette Hausler, Esq.
2002
Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D.
2001
Blank Family Foundation
2000
Edward T. Foote II, DLW
1999
Robert Paul, Esq.
1998
Karl Bishopric
1997
Albert H. Friedman

Joyce A. Galya Excellence Award

In 2009, the Citizens Board created an award in Joyce’s honor that is bestowed annually to a deserving recipient who best defines excellence and leadership within the Citizens Board. It is a difficult award to earn as it honors the person who meets the standard that Joyce set as the first recipient of this award. 

2020
Bert de Armas
2019
Carlos G. Guzman
2018
Richard B. Bermont
2017
Alex F. Vicencio, CFA ®
2016
George L. Vergara, M.D.
2015
Richard A. Berkowitz, Esq., C.P.A.
2014
Lee J. Osiason, Esq.
2013
Fredric A. Hoffman, Esq.
2012
John C. Strickroot, Esq.
2011
Albert Vara, Jr.
2010
Robert D. Rubin, Esq.
2009
Joyce A. Galya

Sebastian’s Up & Comer Award

Established in 2013, the Sebastian’s Up & Comer award recognizes a new member who very quickly integrates into the CB culture, embraces the friend and fundraising mission of the organization and actively participates in the many social and programming events throughout the CB year.

2020
Nicola A. Gelormino, Esq.
2019
A. Rob Weaver, Esq.
2018
Ben Moscowicz
2017
Santiago J. Freire
2016
Lissette M. Exposito
2015
Hector Tundidor, Jr.
2014
Kevin E. Packman, Esq.
2013
J. Leonard Sklawer