The 69th Alexander Hamilton Dinner and presentation of the Alexander Hamilton Medals occurred on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
The Alexander Hamilton Medal is the highest honor awarded to a member or members of the College community for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor. It is presented by the Columbia College Alumni Association, James J. Valentini, Dean of Columbia College, and Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University.
Photo by David Dini SIPA'14
This year's honorees are three distinguished faculty members, all of whom have dedicated their careers to research and scholarship, as well as to educating Columbia College students:
- Ronald Breslow University Professor, Chemistry LEARN MORE
- Eric Foner CC’63, GSAS’69 The DeWitt Clinton Professor of HistoryLEARN MORE
- Kenneth T. Jackson The Jacques Barzun Professor of HistoryLEARN MORE
Cheryl and Philip Milstein CC'71
Michael B. Rothfeld CC'69
Kyra Tirana Barry CC'87
Lisa L. Carnoy CC'89
Abby B. Elbaum CC'92
Mark E. Kingdon CC'71
Brian C. Krisberg CC'81
Jonathan S. Lavine CC'88
Victor Mendelson CC'89
Michael J. Schmidtberger CC'82
Jonathan D. Schiller CC'69
Dinner proceeds directly benefit College students by supporting the priorities of Columbia College, including the Core Curriculum and Financial aid.
Learn more about the history of the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, named in honor of one of our nation's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton CC 1778.
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