Borrelli Awarded Honorary Doctorate During December Commencement


Louis A. Borrelli Jr. ’77, media pioneer and founder of the Dr. Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit, received an honorary doctor of humane letters from SUNY and addressed graduates and their families Dec. 12, 2015, at the college’s winter Commencement ceremony.Formerly a senior vice president for America Online, Borrelli most recently was chief marketing officer of NimbleTV, a service designed to allow subscribers to access television programs from any device, and chief executive officer of NEP Broadcasting LLC, the leading international provider of outsourced teleproduction for major live sports and entertainment events around the world. He was a founding partner, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Marcus Cable Company L.P., which under his leadership became the nation’s largest privately held cable company with 1.3 million customers. He is well-known on campus as the founder of the media summit, which has brought to Oswego such luminaries as Ben Bradlee, legendary editor of the Washington Post during Watergate; media critic and technology writer Ken Auletta ’63; and world-renowned broadcast interviewer Charlie Rose.

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