Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
News and Updates for Apr 2019
Columbia College has announced the names of 97 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society.
The Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association named Columbia first-year Sienna Durr its 2018-19 All-Met Women's Div. I Rookie of the Year on Friday. Durr is the first Lion in program history to win the award.
Professors Andrew Delbanco and Frank A. Guridy are winners of the Lionel Trilling Book Award and Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching
The Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College is pleased to announce that Andrew Delbanco, the Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies, has been awarded the 44th annual Lionel Trilling Book Award for his book The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War, and that Frank A. Guridy, associate professor of history and African American studies, has been awarded the 58th annual Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching for his “Humanity, Devotion to Truth and Inspiring Leadership.”
Sofia Nina-Bernardes Martins CC’19and Jessica Bai CC’19 have been named valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, the top academic honors for the Columbia College Class of 2019.
Nkima Stephenson CC’21 has been awarded a prestigious U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Portuguese in Florianopolis, Brazil this summer.
Angelo Hernandez-Sias CC’20, a double major in English and comparative literature and creative writing, has won the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship.
Columbia College is pleased to announce that actor and producer Brandon Victor Dixon CC’03 will deliver the keynote address for its 2019 Class Day ceremony. The annual event — held this year on the South Lawn on Tuesday, May 21 — honors graduating College seniors.
Aspiring astrophysicist Shreyas Vissapragada CC’17 has received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a $90,000 award designated to provide opportunities for immigrants and children of immigrants to become leaders in their chosen fields.
Sreya Pinnamaneni CC’20 and Myrna Santos CC’20 have been awarded Humanity in Action fellowships for Summer 2019.
Jorge Antonio Ochoa CC’19 has been awarded the highly competitive National Institutes of Health Bioethics Fellowship (2020-22), which provides two years of study and support to develop and implement an independent scholarship agenda.
Nine first-year students from the College have been awarded the 2019 Presidential Global Fellowships.