Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Posted in alumni
Dean James J. Valentini announced a fundraising challenge,“the 3-2-1 Challenge,” for the Columbia College Class of 2012 at the Senior Fund Kickoff event on January 18.
Seven Columbia College alumni are presenting films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, which takes place from Jan. 19 to 29.
On Wednesday, March 7, five accomplished alumni will be presented with 2012 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner. This year’s honorees are Dede Gardner ’90, Ellen Gustafson ’02, Ben Horowitz ’88, Daniel Loeb ’83 and Li Lu ’96, ’96L, ’96 Business.
Several Columbia community members, including two Columbia College students, attended the first White House Asian American Pacific Islander Youth Leadership Briefing in January.
The Columbia University Libraries’ Rare Book and Manuscript Library is launching two online exhibitions on the Core Curriculum: “Core Curriculum: Contemporary Civilization,” and “Core Curriculum: Literature Humanities.”
Julian Geiger ’67, ’70 Business has been named president and CEO of New York City-based Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc., a national bakery chain that specializes in cupcakes.
Peter K. Mangurian, former head football coach at Cornell and a longtime assistant coach in both the college and professional ranks, has been named the Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Football.
A group of College students interested in careers in the entertainment industry gathered at the Columbia Alumni Center on November 28 for a dinner and discussion with actor and screenwriter Dan Futterman ’89, his wife and co-writer, Anya Epstein, and playwriting student Jason Kim ’08. The event was hosted by the Center for Career Education and the Columbia College Alumni Association Career Education Committee. It was the first event in a series designed to bring together alumni in specific fields and students looking for career advice and guidance.
Alex Frouman ’12 has received a 2012 Marshall Scholarship, which will finance him to study for up to three years towards a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Frouman, who is majoring in math and concentrating in economics, is member of the University Senate and co-chair of the senate’s Student Affairs Committee. He hopes to study economics at Oxford.