Alumni Cited for Service and Achievement
Two alumni of Sarah Lawrence College will be awarded citations during Reunion Weekend, which will take place June 6 - 9. Marjorie Leff Miller '53 will receive a Citation for Service to the College and Sam Edelman '73 will receive a Citation for Achievement.
Marjorie Leff Miller '53 has had a long career as an early childhood teacher, administrator and consultant, and social worker. She's been an active volunteer in the Scarsdale community and with Jewish philanthropic and community organizations including being on the Board of Hebrew Union College. She served for three years on the Sarah Lawrence Alumni Board, eight years on the Board of Trustees and has been an Honorary Trustee since 2008. She established the Marjorie Leff Miller Faculty Scholar in Music (currently held by Martin Goldray), has been a supporter of The Fund for Sarah Lawrence and the Child Development Institute, and most recently, along with her husband Morgan, has funded the renovation of Titsworth Lecture Hall, which will be renamed in her honor.
A legend in the footwear industry, Sam Edelman '73 has been a dominant force in fashion, making an indelible impact on some of the most renowned contemporary footwear brands over the past 30 years. One of the first male students at Sarah Lawrence, Edelman is best known for the Sam & Libby and, more recently, Sam Edelman brand names. His trend–on designs are seen everywhere from the hottest fashion magazines to the soles of celebrities and socialites worldwide. In 2012, Sam Edelman was named "Brand of the Year" by Footwear News and also opened the flagship retail location in the heart of Soho's shopping district.