More than 150 friends, family, and colleagues gathered Monday evening at the New York University Kimmel Center to commemorate Associate Dean Dorothy Durkin’s life and work. Chancellor Emeritus Harvey Stedman who has been one of Dorothy’s closest and dearest friends for more than 30 years moderated the event. Harvey, along with NYU Provost David McLaughlin and three former NYU-SCPS deans whom Dorothy had served under were among the guest speakers: Ann Marcus (1976-1981), David Finney (2000-2005) and Robert Lapiner (2006-2011).
While the NYU and SCPS community honored her tireless commitment to the institution and her contributions to the field of continuing education, her family and friends shared the creative, loving, and compassionate persona that defined her outside of her work.
Members of her staff at the Office of Strategic Development arranged for a production of a video montage of photos and sound bites that summed up how Dorothy’s spirit and the legacy she leaves behind will continue on.
For a list of all guest speakers, click on the Dorothy Durkin Memorial Program