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Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award

2017 Gerald Sherwin Awards

Columbia College 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 alumnus/a (a graduate of the past 10 years) who, by his or her action and support, has enhanced the community, well-being or engagement of the College’s young alumni. The award is named in honor of CCAA president emeritus Gerald Sherwin CC’55.


  • 2020 • Kevin Zhang CC’14
  • 2019 • Matthew Amsterdam CC’10, LAW13
  • 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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