Newsmakers week of April 26, 2013


Hall of fame inductees and a "Most Marriageable Professor" in this week's newsmakers.

Leonard A. Lauder, who holds the position of chairman emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies Inc., and is a prominent philanthropist, has been honored by the Institute of Contemporary Art, which saluted him at its annual benefit. Lauder, an emeritus trustee of the U of P, recently made headlines for his Cubist art collection gift — valued at some $1 billion — to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Art Ellis, executive director of communications and brand management for WHYY, will be inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association’s Hall of Fame with ceremonies at station headquarters on May 21. His previous honors include being a six-time honoree for excellence in marketing communication by the Public Relations Society of America; he also was honored twice by the International Association of Business Communicators.
Penn economics professor Rebecca Stein has been voted Most Marriageable Professor by university students in a poll published by the Daily Pennsylvanian.
Dr. Howard Weitz, director of the Jefferson Heart Institute and Bernard L. Segal Professor of Cardiology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, joins Dr. Geno Merli, senior vice president, chief medical officer/co-director of the Jefferson Vascular Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in being named Masters of the American College of Physicians at the ACP’s recent gathering in San Francisco. 
The late Reba Chonofsky of Vineland, N.J., who died in 2007, has been inducted into the Cumberland County Women’s Hall of Fame. Chonofsky was feted for her service to the Personal Assistance Services Program of Cumberland County, where she was its coordinator for two decades. 


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