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New York City Council Honors CMSV Executive Vice President & Treasurer/CFO Abed Elkeshk as Part of its Arab American Cultural Celebration July 13, 2012
7/12/2012 - Riverdale, N.Y.  – The College of Mount Saint Vincent is proud to announce that Executive Vice President & Treasurer/CFO Abed Elkeshk will be honored by the New York City Council in a ceremony honoring the contributions of Arab Americans on Friday, July 13 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, N.Y.

Mr. Elkeshk is one of only nine honorees citywide to be recognized during this year’s Arab American Cultural Celebration. The keynote speaker during the ceremony is New York State Senator Michael Gianaris.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to be recognized along with such an accomplished group of individuals by the New York City Council,” says Mr. Elkeshk. “I am grateful to be honored as one of this year’s Arab American honorees.”

Mr. Elkeshk holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree in Accounting from Zagazig University in Benha, Egypt. He earned a certificate in Financial Accounting from Baruch College, and completed additional coursework at York College of the City University of New York. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of EIHAB Human Services, a multicultural and multilingual nonprofit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, mental retardation, and behavioral health challenges throughout New York, New Jersey, and Northeast Pennsylvania. He is Treasurer and a Board Member of the Egyptian American Community Foundation, and a Board Member of the Egyptian Cultural Center, Inc.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.

Media Contact:
Erin Walsh
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345
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