Marilyn B. Monter ’76 Honored as Hofstra’s Alumna of the Year ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, MARILYN B. MONTER ’76
Gerald Monter. The Holiday Organization is the
was named Hofstra University’s Alumna of the Year at
developer of the various Hamlet communities on
the annual Alumni Awards Dinner. The awards
Long Island, as well as several Colony communities in
ceremony, which was held in conjunction
South Florida. In addition, the company developed
with the University’s annual
three golf-course communities on
Fall Festival, took place at
Long Island, which include one
The Garden City Hotel in
private and two public facilities.
Garden City, New York.
After earning a J.D. from
“I accepted this award, not
Hofstra Law, Monter served as the
for what I have accomplished,
assistant dean of the Law School,
but for what President
and then became an in-house
Rabinowitz and the board
attorney for Allied Chemical
have accomplished these last
Corporation (now Honeywell
few years,” Monter said.
International Inc.). She joined the
Holiday Organization in 1984.
completed her term as chair of
Monter is recording secretary
the board of trustees of
of the Suffolk Y Jewish Community
Hofstra University, and her
Center, vice chair of Planned
tenure was marked by many
Parenthood of Nassau County and
milestones in Hofstra’s history,
a member of the board at The INN.
including the accreditation of
She previously served on the
the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ
boards of the North Shore-
School of Medicine, the
Long Island Jewish Health System,
entrance of its first class this
The Feinstein Institute for Medical
past fall and the recent
Research and The Elmezzi
announcement of a new
Graduate School of Molecular
School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Medicine, and is a former trustee of Friends Academy
Monter was named chair of the board of trustees in
in Locust Valley, New York.
October 2008 and had served as a member of the
In 2005 Monter was named a “Woman of
board since 2003.
Distinction” by Distinction magazine, and in 2008 and
Monter is executive vice president of the Holiday
2009 she was honored by Long Island Business News
Organization, Inc., a Westbury-based real estate
as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women on
development company, founded in 1951 by her father,
I accepted this award, not for what I have accomplished,
but for what President Rabinowitz and the board have accomplished these last few years.
Hofstra Law Report • SPRING 2012
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