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Class Day Awards

Class Day Awards are given every year during the Class Day ceremony, an event that recognizes the graduating class of Columbia College. These awards recognize students for their contributions to the Columbia community.

Charles M. Rolker Prize

This prize is awarded to the member of the Columbia College graduating class who is judged by classmates to be most worthy of special distinction because of scholarship, participation in student activities, or any combination thereof.

  • Claudary Jones CC’21

Albert Asher Green Memorial Award

This prize is given to the Columbia College senior who has been a student in good standing in the College for at least three years and who has made the best record of scholarship. It was established in 1913 by Mr. and Mrs. Asher Green in memory of their son, Albert Asher Green, Class of 1914.

  • Leopold Aschenbrenner CC’21

David B. Truman Alumni Award

This award is presented to the Columbia College student who has made the most distinguished contribution to the academic affairs of the College. It was established in 1970 in honor of David B. Truman, former Dean of the College.

  • Zachary Kimmel CC’21

Salutatorian

  • Sofia Montrone CC’21

Valedictorian

  • Leopold Aschenbrenner CC’21

Alumni Prize

This prize is awarded by the Alumni Association of the College to the Columbia College senior judged by classmates to be the most faithful and deserving.

  • Beom Joon Baek CC’21

Robert Lincoln Carey Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded annually by the Columbia College Alumni Association to the Columbia College senior who, demonstrating admirable academic achievement along with other outstanding achievements at the College, best exemplifies the ideals that Robert Lincoln Carey sought to engender in the students of Columbia College.

  • Cayla Davis CC’21

Alumni Association Achievement Award

This prize is awarded annually to the member of the Columbia College senior class who is judged to be most outstanding for qualities of mind, character, and service to the College.

  • Grace Bertelli CC’21