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Columbia College celebrated its more than 1,500 scholarship recipients and the donors who make financial aid possible at the annual Dean’s Scholarship Reception, held on on February 9 in Roone Arledge Auditorium. Nearly 450 named scholarship donors, alumni and student recipients attended the event.
Peter V. Johnson, Director of Enrollment Group Special Projects and special assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, has been awarded the 2016 Black Alumni Council Heritage Award, which honors individuals who have made considerable contributions to the community and to their respective fields.
Columbia College is offering a new entrepreneurship course, “Venturing to Change the World,” which seeks to “expose students to the intellectual foundations and practical aspects of entrepreneurship.”
Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Columbia University Center for Career Education will be offering a new Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) program in Seoul, South Korea.
The Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation, established by Robert David Lion Gardiner CC’32, has donated $3 million to the Columbia University Faculty of Arts and Sciences to establish the Robert Gardiner-Kenneth T. Jackson Professorship in the history department. The new chair will focus on teaching New York history, Jackson’s specialty.
Five accomplished alumni will be presented with 2016 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Eight Columbia College alumni are presenting films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in Utah this month. College alumni who will be presenting include directors, producers, editors and screenwriters.
We continue to mourn the loss of the three Columbia community members who lost their lives in Honduras last week. As a reminder, the University will hold a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Jan. 19) on Low Plaza to honor the memories of Columbia College student Olivia Erhardt, Barnard College student Daniella Moffson, and Columbia College parent, General Studies student and CUMC nurse Abigail Flanagan.