Three College Alumni Receive Federation Medals
Geoffrey J. Colvin ’74, ’77L, ’78 Business, P’08,
chair of the College Fund and member of the Board of Directors of the
CC Alumni Association, was among 10 University alumni honored for their
achievements and devotion to Columbia and presented with Alumni Federation
Medals at a luncheon following Commencement. Two other College alumni
also were honored: Arthur M. Delmhorst ’60, ’64 Business
and Laurance J. Guido ’65, ’69 P&S, P’00.
A member of the Committee on the Future of the College and chair of
the fund’s Development Council, Colvin also has been active in
reunion planning and has served on selection committees for the John
Jay and Alexander Hamilton awards. He is a partner in CEW Partners,
a family investment firm with interests in publicly traded securities,
private partnerships and companies and real estate. Previously, he
practiced law at Proskauer Rose in New York.
“Geoff has been a visionary leader for the College Fund,” said
Susan Birnbaum, executive director of the College Fund. “He is
a tireless worker who has been equally effective leading volunteers
and partnering with the professional staff at the Alumni Office.”
Delmhorst is president of the Columbia University Club Foundation,
past president of the Varsity “C” Club and chair of the
crew committee. While attending the Business School, he was coach of
the varsity lightweight crew. Delmhorst, a real estate consultant,
has been on several class reunion committees.
A diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow
of the American College of Surgeons, Guido has served as assistant
director of the College Fund and director of the University Office
of Alumni Relations. He is president of the Columbia University Club
of New York and has been responsible for reorganizing and stabilizing
the club’s infrastructure, its financial status and its relationship
with the Princeton Club while strengthening and defining its affinty
with the University.
Also receiving Alumni Federation medals were Melissa Bell ’93
GS, Helen Hartley Platt du Pont ’76 SOA, Bernard Fisher ’42
SW, James M. Li ’68E, ’70E, ’76E, Shearwood J. McClelland ’74
P&S, ’96 PH, Jacqueline R. Rivkin ’88J and Joyce Seidman
Shankman ’55 Barnard.