On June 1, 2016, Oranim Academic College of Education held an award ceremony to present Mr. Morton L. Mandel with the title "Yakir Oranim" – “Distinguished Fellow of Oranim.” At the ceremony, Mr. Mandel, chairman and CEO of the Mandel Foundation, was recognized for his great contribution to, and advancement of, education in Israel, and for fostering educational leadership committed to social responsibility.
Oranim College President Professor Yaarah Bar-On is a graduate of Cohort 6 of the Mandel School of Educational Leadership. Nine other Mandel graduates have found their professional vocation at the College.
The award ceremony was attended by tens of Mandel graduates, the heads of the Mandel Foundation and the Mandel Foundation–Israel, and members of Oranim College’s board of directors, its academic faculty, and its student body.
Watch the award ceremony honoring Mr. Mandel as a "Yakir Oranim"