Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Posted in Alumni
Conrad H. Lung '72 will be honored on Thursday, November 19, at a black-tie dinner at which he will be presented with this year's Alexander Hamilton Medal. The medal, given at the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner in Low Rotunda, is the highest honor paid to a member of the Columbia College community. It is awarded annually by the Columbia College Alumni Association to an alumnus/a or faculty member for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor.
Carl F. Hovde '50, former dean of Columbia College and professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, died on Sept. 5, 2009. He was 82. Hovde, who served as dean 1968-72, helped guide Columbia through a tumultuous period of student protests and University restructuring.
Members of the Columbia College Class of 2013 began a weeklong New Student Orientation Program on Monday, August 31, with Convocation, the official ceremony that welcomes the new class and their families to Columbia. President Lee C. Bollinger and the new Dean of Columbia College, Michele Moody-Adams, presided over the ceremony, along with Feniosky Peña-Mora, the new Dean of SEAS.
Columbia tied for eighth place in the 2010 rankings of national universities, compiled by U.S. News & World Report and released on August 20, matching its ranking on the 2009 list.
Kevin C. Matthews '80 has been named the new executive director of the Double Discovery Center, effective July 1.
Considered one of the best lawyers in Washington, D.C., Howard Gutman '77 will be leaving private practice and the United States to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Belgium under President Barack Obama '83.
This year's Alumni Reunion Weekend welcomed more College graduates back to campus than ever before. More than 1,100 Lions gathered on campus and across Manhattan beginning Wednesday, June 3, for five days of festivities and activities.
For class photos and a gallery of the weekend's activities, click here.
Celebrating the 25th year of coeducation and the final year of Austin Quigley's role as Dean of the College, more than 900 seniors packed South Lawn on a perfect spring day to say goodbye to their undergraduate years.
If you ever ask yourself "Why is my gift to the College Fund so important?" just sit back and watch this video. The people appearing on your screen are not actors and actresses (although Columbia has a few), but actual Columbia College students "speaking from the heart."
A festive crowd of more than 350 alumni, students, faculty, and family and friends packed Low Rotunda on March 10 for the 2009 John Jay Award Dinner.
The award recipients were actress Maggie Gyllenhaal '99, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous '94, Progenics CEO and CSO Dr. Paul Maddon '81, mortgage executive Thomas Francis Marano '83 and sculptor Gregory Wyatt '71.
View the photo gallery.