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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Dean Pinchas Cohen presented Mei-Lee Ney with the Dean’s Medallion at the school’s Scholars and Benefactors luncheon on October 18.

The award is the highest form of recognition the school can bestow and honors Ney’s role as a valued member of the Board of Councilors who supports the school in many ways.

“Mei-Lee’s longstanding and continued commitment to our students and faculty is a testament to her inspiring belief in the power of helping others,” said Dean Pinchas Cohen. “Her support enables us to advance research and education that can help future generations to live longer and healthier lives.”

Ney is the president of Richard Ney & Associates, Asset Management, Inc., a registered investment advisory firm which she joined in 1973. She was the business partner and wife of Richard Ney, author of three books on the stock market: “The Wall Street Jungle,” “The Wall Street Gang” and Making It in the Market,” the last two of which she edited. She was co-writer and editor of “The Ney Report,” an investment newsletter, from 1976 to 1999. She also serves on the USC Pacific Asia Museum Board of Councilors, the Otis College of Art and Design Board of Trustees and is active in several other community, arts and education organizations.

She recently established a new scholarship fund for the school, telling students she is excited to be part of the future they are creating and is eager to have others follow her lead.

“I hope to inspire others to pay it forward,” she said. “By giving you end up with much more.”

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