Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti CC’92 will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Columbia College Class Day ceremony. The annual event, which honors graduating seniors, will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, on the South Lawn of Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus.
Columbia College is pleased to share the Columbia College Annual Report 2013–2014, which celebrates our students’ and faculty members’ achievements, thanks our alumni, parent, faculty and student volunteers and donors, and highlights some of our unique programs and opportunities, while also providing an overarching picture of Columbia College throughout the last academic year.
Yuntong Ma CC’12 has received a prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge.
The Office of Global Programs announced the Columbia University-Japan Study Tour, a one-time opportunity for undergraduates to participate in a fully-funded ten-day study tour in Japan from Sunday, May 17-Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
The Columbia Faculty of Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s awardees of the Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Award.
Cristen Scully Kromm has been appointed Dean of Undergraduate Student Life for Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective February 1, 2015. Kromm , where she is responsible for residential life within the College and Engineering and is actively involved in the co-curricular life of students.
Five accomplished alumni will be presented with a 2015 John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner.
Columbia College has announced the names of 24 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society. The students were chosen by a faculty selection committee of Phi Beta Kappa members based on the breadth, depth and rigor of their academic programs, as well as recommendations from faculty members who have worked closely with them.
The Office of Global Programs has announced the Consortium for Advanced Studies in Cuba, a new study abroad program in Havana, Cuba.
Daniel Listwa CC’15 has been selected as one of 12 recipients of the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Mitchell Scholarships provide one year of postgraduate study in an Irish university in either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Listwa will study Philosophy and Public Affairs at University College Dublin.