Alum William Parrish Receives NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award

William Parrish, Jr and NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin

New York University has honored William Parrish, Jr., a Polytechnic Institute of NYU graduate, with the NYU Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award. Mr. Parrish is an adjunct assistant professor of construction management in NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He earned a master’s in technology management from NYU-Poly in 2001.

Vice Provost Jane Tylus presented Mr. Parrish with the student-nominated award at a reception attended by NYU-Poly President Jerry M. Hultin on February 9 during NYU’s MLK Week.

The award recognizes faculty members who exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. through their positive impact within the classroom and the greater NYU community.

Mr. Parrish is the president and CEO of Noble Strategy, LLC. He started the company as a one-man consultancy in 2002. Within three years, he had forged strategic partnerships and won several state agency contracts for construction management, based on his previous 20 years in construction management. He holds a BS degree (1989) from Hampton University.

Four other NYU faculty members received the award: Rogan Kersh (Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service), Jacqueline Mattis (Steinhardt School of Culture, Human Development, and Education), Crystal Parikh (Faculty of Arts and Science), and Nikhil Singh (Faculty of Arts and Science).

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Student Diversity Programs and Services (a division of Student Affairs), and the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs sponsor the award.