High school senior Andre Carty, Jr., who will be a Georgetown College freshman this fall, holds the 2012 SCIP Leadership Award that was presented to GC President Bill Crouch, left, on February 16 at Manhattan’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. Also pictured, from left: Miguel and Monica Mancebo, co-founders of The Selective Corporate Internship Program; Robbi Barber, associate director of GC’s Office of Diversity; former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, a GC trustee fellow; (Carty); Doug Freeman, Virtcom Consulting, New York, and a former GC Trustee; Carl Brooks, former president of the Executive Leadership Council, Washington D.C., and a SCIP Honorary Ambassador.

New York, NY – Georgetown College President Bill Crouch received The Selective Corporate Internship Program’s 2012 “Leadership Award” on Feb. 16 at SCIP’s 15th anniversary celebration – “An Evening with the Stars” – in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

“For his overall efforts on behalf of diversity, President Crouch is very deserving,” said SCIP co-founder Miguel Mancebo. “The Leadership Award is the most prestigious one we give.”

“I feel so fortunate to be the leader of an institution so passionate about its mission to help all people learn to think better,” Dr. Crouch said. “To be recognized in this special way is a testimony to the quality of people that make up Georgetown College.”

Among the many witnesses to the presentation was New Yorker Andre Carty, Jr., a high school senior at Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice who has received a scholarship to attend Georgetown College next fall. Andre’s SCIP internship was with the American Diabetes Association. He is part of SCIP’s Class of 2011that was also honored at the gala.

“Georgetown College will be a life-changing experience for Andre,” Mr. Mancebo said. “It will be like he won the lottery!”

The SCIP program provides bright, promising New York and New Jersey high school students with corporate mentoring, leadership development and internship opportunities to gain valuable business skills.  Co-founders Miguel and Monica Mancebo have made SCIP a trendsetting organization and their personal mission to increase opportunities for undeserved youth.

The SCIP internship is a six-week program designed to provide a corporate experience for rising high school juniors and seniors. Over the course of the internship, the students meet with corporate executives from leading companies, attend corporate site visits, sharpen their technical and writing skills, learn about business etiquette, and much more.

Other notable “stars” recognized by SCIP at the event were Dan Guadalupe, Esq.,Equity Member, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A (Partnership Award); Sterling Roberson, Vice President, the United Federation of Teachers [UFT] (Advocate Award); Jeff Klare and Noritza Peritzo, CEO/President, Hire Disability Solutions(HDS) (Humanitarian Award).

President Crouch and these other honorees were recognized for their unwavering commitment and support in the shared vision of SCIP in helping “to enlighten, employ, and empower many future leaders and entrepreneurs.”