Endeavoring to reestablish a tradition from the past, last summer the GSAA reinstated the School of General Studies Owl Award. Originally created by Barbara Levy ’48 and Marshall Page ’35, for years the Owl Award was given to graduates, benefactors, and faculty members in recognition of outstanding service to the School. The first iteration of the reinstituted prize will be presented at the annual Alumni Dinner during Reunion Weekend in June.
Over the six months leading up to Reunion, nominations will be solicited for candidates with proven volunteer work that benefited the School with community building and rich programming. Nominations will be considered by the GS Alumni Awards Committee, and then select candidates will be proposed to the Dean of the School of General Studies and finally confirmed by the GS Alumni Board.
The Owl Award will be given to graduates, benefactors, and faculty members in recognition of outstanding service to the Columbia University School of General Studies.
To nominate a graduate, benefactor, or faculty member who has demonstrated exemplary service to GS, the following supporting documentation is required: a narrative outlining service to GS and criteria for nomination; a professional curriculum vitae and/or résumé; a minimum of two letters of recommendation outlining supporting examples that reflect the award criteria. (One letter must be from a GSAA board member.) Importantly, the recipient must be present at Reunion to accept the award.
For more information regarding the Owl Award, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 212-851-7432.