PRESIDENT'S HALL OF DISTINCTION

Each year men and women of exceptional accomplishment are awarded honorary doctoral degrees by Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary.

These recipients embody and esteem the ideals of Nyack’s core values of being—academically excellent, globally engaged, intentionally diverse, personally transforming, and socially relevant.

In 2010, Dr. Michael G. Scales, the 12th president of Nyack College and ATS, established The President’s Hall of Distinction, a tradition that will annually commemorate our doctoral honorees and other select people of outstanding public influence.

The following individuals were selected by President Scales and the Nyack College/ATS Board of Trustees and installed in the Hall of Distinction:

2013

Rev. Thai Phuoc Truong
President
Evangelical Church of Vietnam

Graham Power
Co-founder and Chairman
The Power Group of Companies

Micheal Flaherty
President and Co-founder
Walden Media

2012

Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief
Forbes Media

Michael Louis
Chairman of Hotels, Vineyards & Strategic Initiatives
The Louis Group International

Gloria Gaither
Grammy and Dove Award Winning Christian Songwriter
and Author

Stanley Kwong
Pastor, Queens Herald Church

2011


Joel C. Hunter
Senior Pastor
Northland,
A Church Distributed

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch
CEO
The Roosevelt Group

Stuart McAllister
North American Regional Director
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

2010

Michael Ahn
Retired President and CEO of LG Electronics NA

Martin Palouš
Former Permanent Representative and
United Nations Ambassador
to the Czech Republic

Paul D. Glenn
Attorney
Investment Adviser Association
Washington, DC

2009

A.R. Bernard, Sr.
Founder and CEO
Christian Cultural Center
President
The Council of Churches of the City of New York

J. Douglas Holladay
Co-founder
Park Avenue Equity Partners, L.P.

Abraham M. Lackman
Former President
Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities

2008

 Elaine L. Chao
24th U.S. Secretary of Labor

James S.C. Chao
Chairman
Foremost Group

Ronald E. Eastman
Group Vice President
Marriott International

2007

John M. Perkins
Co-founder and President
John M. Perkins Foundation
for Reconciliation and Development

Peter Dys
President
Shell Point Retirement Community