Cindy del Rosario-Tapan
Executive Director of Communications and Media Relations
Five alumni who have excelled in their careers each will be presented a 2011 John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement on Wednesday, March 2, at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner.
This year’s honorees are Andrew Barth ’83, president, Capital Guardian Trust; Alexander Navab ’87, partner and co-head of North American Private Equity, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; Kenneth Ofori-Atta ’84, executive chairman and co-founder, Databank Financial Services; Michael Oren ’77, Israeli ambassador to the United States; and Elizabeth D. Rubin ’87, a journalist.
Individual or groups of students are invited to submit innovative and engaging proposals for projects focused on conflict resolution and the breaking down of barriers to peace. Deadline for applications is January 28, 2011.
New York Needs You is a mentoring and career program for first-generation college students. The program provides biweeklky career workshops in which NYNY Fellows develop relationships with community and business leaders, connect for internships, and receive a professional development grant.
The internal deadline for the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellows Program has been extended until January 10, 2011.
To sustain its mission of teaching, research, patient care and public service in the years ahead, Columbia University is expanding its current fundraising goal to $5 billion. Even though the multi-year Columbia Campaign has spanned a severe economic recession, it remains on pace to exceed its original $4 billion goal for new gifts and pledges nearly a year ahead of schedule.
Read President Bollinger's 2010 message to the alumni community.
The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that it will re-launch the Freeman-ASIA Program with a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation.
Reminder: Truman Scholarship Internal Deadline is Friday, December 10, 2010.
Columbia College student Anna Feuer (CC’11) has been selected as a 2011 Marshall Scholar. She is one of 31 recipients in this year’s competition. An English major from Los Angeles, Anna will be attending Oxford next fall where she will spend her first year pursuing a Masters in Global and Imperial History followed by a Masters in English Literature in her second year.
Michael B. Rothfeld ’69, ’71J, ’71 SIPA, ’71 Business received the 2010 Alexander Hamilton Medal on November 18 at the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, an annual black-tie event in Low Rotunda. The medal, the highest honor paid to a member of the College community, is awarded 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.
More than 1,000 alumni, students, parents and friends gathered under the Big Tent for Homecoming 2010, then watched the Lions mount a spirited fourth-quarter comeback before bowing to Dartmouth 24–21 in Ivy League football on October 23. It was a perfect day for fun and football, as sunny skies welcomed Columbians of all ages who flocked to the Baker Athletics Complex to enjoy barbecue fare and convivial conversation at the annual Homecoming pre-game picnic and carnival.