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Congrats to the Inductees in the ARC Hall of Fame

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On July 21, ARC (Alumni Representative Committee) hosted the second annual ARC Appreciation Event to thank ARC members for their involvement over the past admissions cycle. ARC members in attendance represented regions from Manhattan to as far as Kuala Lumpur, spanned the classes of 1952 to 2015, and had between one and 30 years of interviewing under their belts.

During the event, ARC recognized several dedicated ARC members and chairs for their tremendous contributions to

ARC Hall of Fame

the ARC. Each awardee was honored by Jessica Marinaccio, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, for their work in conducting interviews, recruiting new

interviewers, engaging and connecting members of their ARC region, representing Columbia at both on- and off-campus events and writing thoughtful and detailed interview reports. We are excited to share the following inductees to the ARC Hall of Fame:

Young Alumni Award
An ARC member who graduated within the last five years and has contributed greatly to the ARC
Hahn Chang CC’15, Minnesota ARC
Jessica Eaton CC’14, Greater Hartford, Connecticut ARC and Botswana ARC
Global Fellow Award
An ARC member who has supported the ARC internationally
Helene Halperin Tagliaferri SEAS’83, England, United Kingdom ARC
Karen Madorsky CC’92, Ontario, Canada ARC
Stellar Report Award
An ARC member recognized by their regional Admissions Officer for compelling and thoughtful ARCreports
Ijeoma Odigwe CC’15, Arizona ARC
ARC Spark
An ARC member who has taken initiative to contribute to his or her region and the broader work of theARC
John Drake SEAS’87, SEAS’89, BUS’95, Bergen-Hudson, New Jersey ARC and Manhattan ARC
Denise Machin CC’13, Orange County, California ARC
Emerging Leader Award
An ARC member who has shown recent leadership and dedication to an initiative or region
K. Gothner CC’80, SIPA’82, Western Massachusetts ARC
Gail Katz CC’97, Los Angeles, California ARC
Distinguished Leader Award
An ARC member who has served for many years and has been a dedicated regional leader
Mark Momjian CC’83, LAW’86, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ARC
Special Event Award
An ARC member who has made a notable impact on an event for Admissions
John Connell CC’76, Camden, New Jersey ARC
Josefina Shen CC’89, Beijing and Northern China ARC; Shanghai and Southern China ARC; China (outside of Beijing or Shanghai) ARC
Overall Excellence
In recognition of an ARC member who has gone above and beyond as an interviewer, member of the ARCcommunity and representative of Columbia
Roger Ajluni CC’89, Michigan ARC


The next interviewing season will resume in late October with Early Decision candidates for the class of 2021. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your summer! Learn more about ARC.