Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
News and Updates for May 2014
On May 20, the Class of 2014 celebrated Class Day with a ceremony held on South Lawn. The keynote speaker was screenwriter and actor Dan Futterman CC ’89. University Commencement was celebrated on May 21.
On May 6, 2014, eight Columbia College students were honored at an induction ceremony in honor of their nominations for membership in Gamma Kappa Alpha, the National Italian Honor Society.
Gene Finn has been appointed Vice President of Development, Arts and Sciences, and Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations for Columbia College.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) has awarded 15 College affiliates 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
Oladayo (Dayo) Osuntokun CC ’15 and Mario Rosser CC ’14 have been selected as the winners of the 2014 William Curtis Prizes in Informative Oration and Persuasive Oration respectively.
Columbia College has announced the names of 93 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on May 20. The students were chosen by a faculty selection committee of Phi Beta Kappa members based on the breadth, depth and rigor of their academic programs, as well as recommendations from faculty members who have worked closely them.