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John Jay Awards

On March 4, Columbia College celebrated the 42nd annual John Jay Awards Dinner, honoring six accomplished College alumni for distinguished professional achievements in a variety of fields ranging from finance, law and media to education, real estate and business. The dinner, held at the iconic Cipriani 42nd Street, raises money for the College’s John Jay National Scholars Program, which provides financial aid and special programming to enhance the academic and extracurricular experiences of outstanding students. This year’s awardees were Michael Barry ’89 (president and CEO of Ironstate Development); Lanny A. Breuer ’80, LAW’85 (vice-chair of Covington & Burling); Anna Fang ’04 (partner and CEO of ZhenFund); Poppy Harlow ’05 (anchor of CNN Newsroom); Wanda Marie Holland Greene ’89, TC’91 (head of school at The Hamlin School); and Victor H. Mendelson ’89 (co-president of HEICO Corp.). [Editor’s note: Due to uncertainty around the coronavirus, the John Jay Awards Dinner was postponed.]