Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Columbia College celebrated its more than 1,500 scholarship recipients and the donors who make financial aid possible at the annual Dean’s Scholarship Reception, held on on February 9 in Roone Arledge Auditorium. Nearly 450 named scholarship donors, alumni and student recipients attended the event.
Peter V. Johnson, Director of Enrollment Group Special Projects and special assistant to the Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, has been awarded the 2016 Black Alumni Council Heritage Award, which honors individuals who have made considerable contributions to the community and to their respective fields.
Columbia College is offering a new entrepreneurship course, “Venturing to Change the World,” which seeks to “expose students to the intellectual foundations and practical aspects of entrepreneurship.”
The Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA) has announced a new initiative that allows first-years to explore potential academic areas of interest before formally declaring a major or concentration.
The Office of Global Programs has announced a new summer study abroad program in Beijing, to be offered in the summer of 2016.
Beginning in the summer of 2016, the Columbia University Center for Career Education will be offering a new Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) program in Seoul, South Korea.
The Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation, established by Robert David Lion Gardiner CC’32, has donated $3 million to the Columbia University Faculty of Arts and Sciences to establish the Robert Gardiner-Kenneth T. Jackson Professorship in the history department. The new chair will focus on teaching New York history, Jackson’s specialty.
Five accomplished alumni will be presented with 2016 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 10, 2016.