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Photo of 2016 Hamilton Honorees with Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini

2016 Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University
116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY 10025
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The 69th Alexander Hamilton Dinner and presentation of the Alexander Hamilton Medals occurred on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

The Alexander Hamilton Medal is the highest honor awarded to a member or members of the College community for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment in any field of endeavor. It is presented by the Columbia College Alumni Association, James J. Valentini, Dean of Columbia College, and Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University.

Photo of 2016 Hamilton Honorees with Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini

Pictured left to right: Columbia College Dean James J. Valentini with 2016 Alexander Hamilton Medalists Ronald Breslow, Kenneth T. Jackson and Eric Foner CC’63, GSAS’69

Photo by David Dini SIPA'14

2016 Honorees

This year's honorees are three distinguished faculty members, all of whom have dedicated their careers to research and scholarship, as well as to educating Columbia College students:


Cheryl and Philip Milstein CC'71
Michael B. Rothfeld CC'69


Kyra Tirana Barry CC'87
Lisa L. Carnoy CC'89
Abby B. Elbaum CC'92
Mark E. Kingdon CC'71
Brian C. Krisberg CC'81
Jonathan S. Lavine CC'88
Victor Mendelson CC'89
Michael J. Schmidtberger CC'82
Jonathan D. Schiller CC'69

Additional Details

Dinner proceeds directly benefit College students by supporting the priorities of Columbia College, including the Core Curriculum and Financial aid.

Learn more about the history of the Alexander Hamilton Award Dinner, named in honor of one of our nation's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton CC 1778.

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Alexander Hamilton Medal

Named in honor of Alexander Hamilton CC 1778, one of our nation’s Founding Fathers and a leader at King’s College, this medal is the highest honor bestowed by the Columbia College Alumni Association.

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