Melvin and Leona Lazar
The Lazars' commitment to Baruch stems from a lifelong connection to the College. The Brooklyn high school students were accepted at Baruch College in 1956. The two met in Management 103. Shortly after, they married, and both finished their Baruch degrees as evening students. Lee entered Baruch as an accounting major, but later switched to education. Mel was a raucous accounting major who was shaped into a star graduate by his professor, John J. W. Neuner. His example inspired Mel to become a mentor to today's students. Lee became a high school teacher of business subjects, and while raising their three children used her education and entrepreneurial skills to run her own successful business. Mel founded Lazar, Levine & Felix, LLP in 1968 after having become a CPA in 1964. As managing partner, he specialized in business valuations and merger and acquisitions activities. Lazar, Levine & Felix, LLP is a leading professional accounting and consulting firm serving individuals, attorneys and law firms, public corporations and private companies. Lazar, Levine & Felix, LLP has been consistently ranked in the top tier of the largest auditors of publicly held companies in the United States.
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