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GS Celebrates the Class of 2021 at Class Day Ceremony

The School of General Studies celebrated the accomplishments of the 663 members of the Class of 2021 on Wednesday, April 28 at GS Class Day via a virtual ceremony.

Aedan Macdonald's emerging career in fashion unexpectedly came to halt when he was incarcerated for a drug charge he had been involved in nearly five years prior. After setting his sights on the Ivy League and later, enrolling at GS, he founded Justice Through Code, a program designed to help others find fulfilling work post-incarceration by learning to code.

Since 1977, this prestigious honor has been awarded in recognition of students’ exemplary public service work and leadership and offers students like Daniels support for graduate or professional school in preparation for a career in public service. Daniels, who enrolled at GS in the fall of 2019, following his own incarceration, has become a prominent advocate for criminal justice reform through his work with the Columbia University Center for Justice, Columbia University School of Social Work, and beyond.

On the morning of Thursday, April 29, Columbia GS celebrated the academic excellence and outstanding leadership of students at the Academic Prizes and Student Leadership Awards Virtual Ceremony. 

The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program celebrated Class Day on Tuesday, April 27 via a virtual ceremony. Faculty, administrators, fellow students, friends, and family honored the Class of 2021 for completing this important step on their journey to medical school and beyond.

On Monday, April 26, the New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society virtually initiated 51 GS seniors at its annual Induction Ceremony. 

The School of General Studies celebrated the accomplishments of the 663 members of the Class of 2021 on Wednesday, April 28 at GS Class Day via a virtual ceremony.

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