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Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award

2017 Gerald Sherwin Awards

Dean James J. Valentini, Gerald Sherwin CC’55 and 2017 Recipient Gairy Hall CC’11, BUS’16

The Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award was established in 2013 to honor an individual or group of individuals who has demonstrated exceptional service to the College’s young alumni community.

The awardee(s) shall be a Columbia College young graduate (of the past 10 years) who, by their action and support, has enhanced the community, well-being or engagement of the College’s young alumni. The award is named in honor of Gerald Sherwin CC’55.

2022 Recipients: Andrew Heinrich CC’13 and Julian Richardson CC’14, BUS’21, SIPA’21

  • Andrew Heinrich CC’13 is a Young Leaders Council board member, co-chair of the 10th Reunion Committee, and an Alumni Class Agent. He is an active member of the Alumni Representative Committee and the Odyssey Mentoring Program. Heinrich is a member of the Centennial Circle and in 2021 established the Andrew C. Heinrich Prize, awarded to a member of the Columbia College senior class who has served the community through volunteering at a local, national, or international organization.

    Heinrich is the founder and president of Project Rousseau, an organization whose mission is to “empower youth in communities with the greatest need to reach their full potential and pursue higher education.”

    Julian Richardson CC’14, BUS’21, SIPA’21 is President of the Columbia College Young Alumni Board, CCAA Executive Board, CCAA Mentorship Committee and CCAA Nominating Committee. He also is an active volunteer in the Alumni Representative Committee and Odyssey Mentoring Program. He continues to support the Columbia community as a Class Agent. Richardson lived in London for three years, then returned to Columbia to earn an MBA and an MIA. He currently works in investment banking at Credit Suisse.

    Heinrich and Richardson were presented the Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award at the October 22, 2022 Columbia College Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting.

Past Recipients

  • 2021 • Riley Jones IV CC’17
  • 2020 • Kevin Zhang CC’14
  • 2019 • Matthew Amsterdam CC’10, LAW’13
  • 2018 Zahrah Taufique CC’09, BUS’15, PS’15
  • 2017 • Gairy Hall CC'11, BUS'16
  • 2016 • Jennifer Hsia CC’06
  • 2015 • Ganesh H. Betanabhatla CC‘06
  • 2014 • Justin Ifill CC’06
  • 2013 • Nathania Nisonson CC’03 and Michael Novielli CC’03
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Columbia College Young Alumni

Columbia College Young Alumni is an active community for graduates from the last 10 years.

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