Columbia College alumni are recognized within the College for their loyalty and dedication to the College, as well as for their professional achievement. Following are the awards presented by the College to alumni in 2016–2017.
Alexander Hamilton Medal
The Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honor paid to a member of the College community, is presented annually by the Columbia College Alumni Association for distinguished service to the College and accomplishment.
- Ronald Breslow P: LAW’84, LAW’87 ^
- Eric Foner ’63, GSAS’69, P: GSAS’19
- Kenneth T. Jackson
Gerald Sherwin ’55 Young Alumni Service Award
This award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to Columbia College’s young alumni community. The award is presented at the annual Young Alumni Fund Spring Benefit.
- Gairy C. Hall Jr. ’11, BUS’16
John Jay Award
The John Jay Award, for distinguished professional achievement, honors members of the Columbia College family. Proceeds from the annual John Jay Awards Dinner benefit the John Jay National Scholars Program, which provides financial aid and special programming to enhance the academic and extracurricular experiences of outstanding students.
- David B. Barry ’87, P: ’17
- Joseph A. Cabrera ’82, P: ’21
- Toomas H. Ilves ’76
- Jenji L. Kohan ’91, P: ’21
- William A. von Mueffling ’90, BUS’95
President’s Cup for Distinguished Service
The cup is awarded annually to an alumnus/a for contributions to his or her class’ reunion.
- Robert J. Grey ’72, P: BUS’07
Varsity C Alumni Award
This award, presented by Columbia Athletics, recognizes an alumnus and alumna who have been outstanding contributors to Columbia Athletics for many years. The Columbia College recipient is listed.
- Rachel M. Flax ’03
- Peter P. Leone Jr. ’83
Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) Awards
These awards recognize volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to Alumni Representative Committee. Categories include distinguished leadership, a Young Alumni Award and community building.
- Nihara K. Choudhri ’96, LAW’99
- Wayne A. Cypen ’72
- Jeremy E. Dickstein ’88
- Harlan T. Greenman ’79, LAW’82, P: ’12
- Daniela A. Quintanilla ’14
- Robert R. Siroty ’56
- Christopher C. Sten ’77, BUS’79
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