NEW YORK, November 15, 2013 – AIPR Founder and President Fred Schwartz was recently awarded the 2013 Townsend Harris Medal for outstanding postgraduate achievement by the Alumni Association of The City College of New York/CUNY. Previous Townsend Harris Medalists include former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, Astronaut Mario Rancor, and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Schwartz accepted the Harris Medal at the 133rd Annual CUNY Alumni Dinner, held at the New York Hilton on November 7, 2013. "We need to hold up and elevate affordable education," said Schwartz, referring to CUNY's tradition of offering inexpensive, yet prestigious degrees. "The greatest resource we have," he added, "is the human resource."