Murray’s Keynote at the 177th Convention
Murray receiving this award
The David A.B. Brown, ΕΦ ’66 Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest award which may be bestowed upon an alumni of Psi Upsilon for bringing honor to the Fraternity by exemplifying the true spirit and meaning of brotherhood in all that they do and say, for dedicated and unselfish service in pursuit of the advancement of the Fraternity, and for demonstrating a commitment to serve the educational environment, their community, and their country. The Executive Council is pleased to announce this award has been bestowed on Murray L. Eskenazi, Lambda ’56 (Columbia) for his lifetime of service to Psi Upsilon and the nation.
Brother Eskenazi has been active in the life of Psi Upsilon since his initiation as an undergraduate at Columbia. He has served for 52 years as a director and for 17 years as President of the Lambda Alumni Association.
Author of 3 Psi U songs, creator of 11 chapter coats-of-arms, and designer of the Psi U Sesquicentennial Plate and the Psi U Distinguished Alumnus Medal, Brother Eskenazi is a gifted man of diverse talents. He has served on our Foundation Board and, after 19 years on the Executive Council, is now an honorary life member.
Colombia granted him a BA in Mathematics and Engineering; New York University an MBA. He holds 3 U.S. Patents, invented “Super Scrabble”, and is also a published author.
His professional career includes roles as a Sales Engineer with International Trucks, VP of Production for a division of Bobbie Brooks Corp., VP of Centaur Industries (where he invented an electronic slot machine), and an agent to game and toy inventors.
Currently enjoying his retirement in Delray Beach, FL he is a former resident of East Rockaway, NY where Brother Eskenazi devoted over 40 years of service to his community in various appointed, volunteer, or elected positions.