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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.

2022 Recipients: Andrew Heinrich CC’13 & Julian Richardson CC’14, BUS’21, SIPA’21

  • Andrew Heinrich CC’13 currently serves as a board member on the Young Leaders Council, Co-Chair of the 10th Reunion Committee, and an Alumni Class Agent. He is an active member of the ARC volunteer program and the Odyssey Mentoring Program. Andrew is a member of the Centennial Circle and in 2021, he established the Andrew C. Heinrich Prize that is awarded to a member of the Columbia College senior class who has served the community through volunteering at a local, national, or international organization.

    Andrew is the founder and president of Project Rousseau, an organization whose mission is to “empower youth in communities with the greatest need to reach their full potential and pursue higher education”.

    Julian Richardson CC’14, BUS’21, SIPA’21 currently serves as the President of the Columbia College Young Alumni Board, CCAA Executive Board, CCAA Mentorship Committee and CCAA Nominating Committee. Julian is also an active volunteer in the ARC program and Odyssey Mentoring Program. He continues to support the Columbia community as an alumni class agent. Julian graduated from the College in 2014 and lived in London for three years. He then returned to the US and Columbia to earn his Masters of Business Administration and Masters of International Affairs in 2021. Julian currently works in Investment Banking at Credit Suisse.

    Andrew and Julian will be presented the Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Award at the upcoming Columbia College Alumni Association board meeting.

Past Recipients

  • 2021 • Riley Jones IV CC’17
  • 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
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Columbia College Young Alumni

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

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