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Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award

2017 Gerald Sherwin Awards

Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini, Gerald Sherwin CC’55 and 2017 Recipient Gairy Hall CC’11, BUS’16

The Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award was established in 2013 to honor an individual or group of individuals who has demonstrated exceptional service to the College’s young alumni community.

The awardee(s) shall be a Columbia College young alumnus/a (a graduate of the past 10 years) who, by his or her action and support, has enhanced the community, well-being or engagement of the College’s young alumni. The award is named in honor of Gerald Sherwin CC’55.

2021 Recipient: Riley Jones IV CC’17

  • Riley Jones IV CC’17s volunteerism includes serving as president of the Black Alumni Council and as a member of his class Reunion Committee. Jones was featured in Forbes’s 2019 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship and was a CCT Lions Pride honoree in 2018. Jones was presented the Gerald E. Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award at the January 2022 CCAA Board Meeting.

Past Recipients

  • 2020 • Kevin Zhang CC’14
  • 2019 • Matthew Amsterdam CC’10, LAW’13
  • 2018 Zahrah Taufique CC’09, BUS’15, PS’15
  • 2017 • Gairy Hall CC'11, BUS'16
  • 2016 • Jennifer Hsia CC’06
  • 2015 • Ganesh H. Betanabhatla CC‘06
  • 2014 • Justin Ifill CC’06
  • 2013 • Nathania Nisonson CC’03 and Michael Novielli CC’03
Clubs and Groups

Columbia College Young Alumni

Columbia College Young Alumni is an active community for graduates from the last 10 years.

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