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Conrad H. Lung '72 received the Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honor paid to a member of the Columbia College family, at a black-tie dinner in Low Rotunda on November 19. The medal 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.
Alumni visiting Columbia's Morningside Heights campus can stop by the Columbia Alumni Center's first-floor welcome center to catch up on the latest University news, check e-mail, explore alumni benefits, peruse a yearbook, or just have a cup of coffee.
The welcome center has been designed specifically for alumni use, and includes a lounge, library, seminar room, and courtesy office. It's an ideal place to meet with fellow Columbians, or to enjoy a quiet moment while visiting campus.
Approximately 500 students and donors - including alumni, parents, family members and friends of the College - attended the Dean's Scholarship Reception on November 4 in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall. The festive annual event provides an opportunity for scholarship donors and student recipients to meet and chat in a casual setting.
More than 1,000 Columbians of all ages flocked to the Baker Athletics Complex on October 17 to enjoy gourmet barbecue fare and convivial conversation at the annual Homecoming pre-game picnic and carnival. It may have been gray and cold outside, but inside the toasty tent, fans showed off their best light blue outfits, and Roar-ee the Lion made his rounds with the band and cheerleaders in tow. With their faces painted like lions, the hardiest children (and some adults as well) braved the drizzle to run through giant inflatable obstacle courses and toss around footballs.
More than 150 Columbia College Fund/Parents Fund Class Agents came out to swap fundraising tips and hear Dean Michele Moody-Adams speak during the seventh annual Columbia College Fund Leadership Conference, held at Low Library on October 3.
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.