Gerald Sherwin ’55, one of the College’s most active alumni and a marketing consultant, and Joe Brown ’66, a senior project consultant at Noviant Advanced Information Solutions, were honored at the annual Black Alumni Council Heritage Reception on February 21 at Columbia University Club of New York.
Columbia College initiated 22 seniors into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on Friday, February 17.
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed John H. Coatsworth, Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, as Provost of Columbia University. Coatsworth is a leading scholar of Latin American economic and international history. He has served as interim University Provost since July 2011.
Andrew Delbanco, the Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities and director of the Center for American Studies, received the 2011 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama ’83 in a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on February 13.
Roone Arledge Auditorium in Alfred Lerner Hall was filled on February 2 as almost 500 scholarship donors and student recipients met and mingled at the annual Dean’s Scholarship Reception.
Columbia College alumnus Macky Alston won a prize for his documentary Love Free or Die at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in January. Alston was one of seven Columbia College alumni presenting films at the annual festival in Park City, Utah.
The Core Scholars Program will begin accepting reflections on the Core Curriculum on February 1. Students who create exceptionally creative and well executed Reflections will be honored as 2012 Core Scholars.
The Columbia Office of Fellowship Programs is pleased to introduce new team members Assistant Dean of Fellowship Programs Paul Bohlmann and Fellowship Programs Coordinator Therese Workman, who both joined the staff in early January 2012.
Dean James J. Valentini announced a fundraising challenge,“the 3-2-1 Challenge," for the Columbia College Class of 2012 at the Senior Fund Kickoff event on January 18.
Columbia College has announced the names of 22 seniors who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society, on February 17. 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.