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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.
Nilay Kumar CC ’15, a mathematics and physics major from Potomac, Maryland, has received a prestigious Josephine De Karman Fellowship, which recognizes and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect those of the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, a world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and the first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.
Nzingha Prescod CC ’15, Columbia women’s fencing squad captain and a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic fencing team, was selected as one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women.
Amirah Sequeira CC ’12 has received a prestigious Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the United Kingdom to pursue graduate degrees at the University of Cambridge.
The Columbia College faculty Committee on Honors, Awards and Prizes has announced the names of the Class of 2014 valedictorian and salutatorian. The valedictorian is Margarete Diaz Cuadros, a biochemistry major with a concentration in evolutionary biology of the human species, originally from Lima, Peru. The salutatorian is Samuel Walker, a comparative literature and society major with a concentration in philosophy from Westchester, N.Y.
Twelve first-year students in Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and General Studies have received 2014 Presidential Global Fellowships. The students, whose academic interests range from Art History, French and Sociology to Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Industrial Engineering to Physics, Sustainable Development and Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies, were selected from a pool of more than 100 for the University’s new undergraduate global summer program.
Katie Bentivoglio CC ’13 has received a prestigious Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship. The highly-competitive fellowship, at the think tank’s offices in Washington D.C., is offered to between 10 and 12 seniors and recent graduates each year from nearly 400 participating colleges, each of which may only nominate two candidates per year.
Samuel Zeng CC ’15 and Kun Leng CC ’15 have been awarded honors thorugh The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. The Goldwater Scholarship, a federally-endowed program honoring former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater, is the premier undergraduate award for students interested in pursuing careers in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
Abbee Cox CC ’14, a psychology major, has been named a 2014 Humanity in Action Fellow. The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together college students and recent graduates from around the world to explore different national histories of discrimination and resistance to injustice, as well as contemporary issues affecting minority groups.
The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of students and recent graduates on month-long summer programs in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon or Warsaw. Fellows study human rights and conduct original research exploring how and why individuals and societies resist intolerance and stand up for democratic values.