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Columbia College Young Alumni is an active community within the greater Columbia College Alumni Association for alumni who are graduates from the last 10 classes.

Alumni are automatically members until 10 years after graduation. CCYA has two goals:

  • Building a rich network of connections and advisers for young alumni
  • Providing interesting and dynamic opportunities so young alumni can engage with fellow alumni, lead and leave a mark on Columbia College, its students and/or the community at large

Both goals create fun ways not only to stay involved with close friends and classmates but also to help young alumni impact other Columbians, including current students and older alumni.

CCYA Leadership

  • Jocelyn Bohn CC’15, Co-President
    Brian Chung CC’16, Co-President
    Adam Kuerbitz CC’12, Co-SVP Finance
    Julian Richardson CC14, Co-SVP Finance
    Maddy (Madeleine) Matthews CC’17, SVP Alumni Engagement
    Maria Sun CC18, VP Alumni Engagement
  • Aram Balian CC’16, SVP Outreach and Recruitment
  • Alexander Birkel CC’18, VP Outreach and Recruitment
  • Pranav Balan CC'19, Co-VP Professional Development
  • Zachary Kent CC'17, Co-VP Professional Development
  • Alex Rosen CC'11, President Emeritus

General Board Members

  • Zila Acosta CC’11
    Tala Akhavan CC’13
    Matthew Amsterdam CC’10
    Alejandra Castano CC’17
    Nicole Cata CC’11
  • Caitlin de Lisser-Ellen CC’16
  • Lauren Dwyer CC’11
    Jason Feng CC’14
    Gairy Hall CC’11
    Ola Jacunski CC’11
    Simon Jerome CC’13
    Mable Jiang CC’15
    Gabriel Kerr CC’12
    Frankie Lam CC’15
    Isaac Lara CC’11
  • Ivan Leniski CC’16
  • Ashley Lherisson CC’12
    Wesley Morton CC’15
    Brittney Nagle CC’12
    Negin Navab CC’12
    Jared Odessky CC’15
    Mallika Patkar CC’17
    Laura Vigilante CC’14
  • Andrew Wood CC’14
    Oskar Yao CC’14
  • Carl Yin CC’17
    Makeda Yohannes CC’17
    Kevin Zhang CC’14
    Shelly Zhu CC’10
    Bing Zhu CC’16

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Lion's Pride

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Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award

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 Colleges young alumni. The award is named in honor of CCAA president emeritus Gerald Sherwin CC’55.

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Odyssey Mentoring Program

Discover the power of your Columbia College network.

Students and alumni can use our online program to develop long-term mentoring relationships or short and informal connections that can enhance their network and resources.

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