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Columbia College Young Alumni is an active community within the greater Columbia College Alumni Association for alumni who are graduates from the last 10 classes.

Alumni are automatically members until 10 years after graduation. CCYA has two goals:

  • Building a rich network of connections and advisers for young alumni
  • Providing interesting and dynamic opportunities so young alumni can engage with fellow alumni, lead and leave a mark on Columbia College, its students and/or the community at large

Both goals create fun ways not only to stay involved with close friends and classmates but also to help young alumni impact other Columbians, including current students and older alumni.

CCYA Leadership

  • Jocelyn Bohn CC’15, Co-President Emerita
    Brian Chung CC’16, Co-President Emeritus
    Julian Richardson CC14, President
    Maria Sun CC18, Vice President
  • Alexandria Parkhurst CC19, Secretary Treasurer
  • Alexander Birkel CC’18, SVP Alumni Engagement
  • Sam Ravani CC’18, SVP Outreach and Recruitment
  • Pranav Balan CC19, SVP Professional Development
  • Robert Baldwin CC'15, Co-VP Professional Development
  • Marvin Clark CC'19, VP Outreach & Recruitment
  • Ivan Leniski CC'16, Co-VP Alumni Engagement
  • Martin Liberman CC'19, Co-VP Professional Development
  • Tony Zheng CC'19, Co-VP Alumni Engagement

General Board Members

  • Tala Akhavan CC’13
  • Matthew Chargares CC'22, Student Representative
  • Steve Fan CC’17
  • Juan Pablo Gatica CC'18
  • Martin Hunt CC'21
  • McDaniel Jeantus CC'19
  • Catherine Jenkinson CC’16
  • Nicholas Kensinger CC’18
  • Negin Navab CC’12
  • Hari Patel CC'19
  • Chris Perkins CC'14
  • Brian Sarfo CC’17
  • Joshua Sekhar CC’17
  • Brandon Shi CC'22, Student Representative
  • Sidarth Singh CC'18
  • Alex Swanson CC'18
  • Nikita Tourani CC’19
  • Andrew Wood CC14
    Oskar Yao CC14
  • Rita Zhang CC'17

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Lion's Pride

Lion’s Pride is a partnership between Columbia College Young Alumni and Columbia College Today magazine (CCT) to recognize Columbia College’s exceptional recent graduates — rising stars, innovators, leaders, changemakers and success stories. These young alumni are enriching the lives of individuals and communities, contributing to culture in significant ways, building businesses that reshape the way we work and live, and working to have a meaningful and positive impact on the world.

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Gerald Sherwin Young Alumni Service Award

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 Colleges young alumni. The award is named in honor of CCAA president emeritus Gerald Sherwin CC’55.

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Odyssey Mentoring Program

Discover the power of your Columbia College network.

Students and alumni can use our online program to develop long-term mentoring relationships or short and informal connections that can enhance their network and resources.

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