Sydney S. Gross
Director of Communications
Eight Columbia College students and an alumna have been awarded 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student grants; one of the students, Martin Ridge CC’17, was awarded a prestigious UK Partnership Award to study at Queen Mary University of London, an award given to only three American students each year.
George Liu CC’17, an economics major, and Alan Gou SEAS’17, a computer science major, have won first place in the Columbia Venture Competition’s Undergraduate Challenge for their startup Palette, a platform used by teams to plan, record and learn from growth and marketing experiments.
On April 17, students were honored for their leadership and involvement on campus at the 2017 Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony in Alfred Lerner Hall's Roone Arledge Auditorium.
Michael Abolafia CC’17, an English and comparative literature major from Rochelle Park, N.J., and Hui Yu Wong CC’17, an art history major with an anthropology concentration from Singapore, have been named valedictorian and salutatorian respectively, the top academic honors for the Columbia College Class of 2017.
The Academic Awards Committee of Columbia College is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the student-nominated Lionel Trilling Book Award and Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching.
Neil Gorsuch CC’88, a former judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, has been confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed James J. Valentini, dean of Columbia College and vice president for undergraduate education, to lead a Steering Group on Mental Health, focused on Columbia’s undergraduate community.
Columbia College is pleased to announce that Sheena Wright CC’90, LAW’94, president and CEO of United Way of New York City (UWNYC), which seeks to improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers, will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 Columbia College Class Day ceremony.
Patricia Kitcher, the Roberta and William Campbell Professor of the Humanities and the Carnoy Family Program Chair for Contemporary Civilization, is the Columbia College faculty winner of the Society of Columbia Graduates’ 2017 Great Teacher Award.
David M. Friedman CC’78 has been appointed U.S. Ambassador to Israel.