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May 24, 2016

Postbac Premed Class Day Celebrates 2016 Graduates

The graduates of the Columbia Postbac Premed Program celebrated Class Day on May 13 in Low Memorial Library. Faculty, administrators, fellow students, friends, and family honored the 133 graduates for completing this important step on their journey to medical school and beyond.

May 24, 2016

GS Celebrates the Class of 2016 at Class Day

The School of General Studies celebrated the Class of 2016 at the GS Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 16. More than 1,800 guests joined faculty and administrators in recognizing the accomplishments of the 547 members of the graduating class, 112 of whom are international students, and 78 of whom are U.S. military veterans, the most of any Ivy League university.

April 08, 2016

2016 Class Day Speakers Announced

Dean Peter J. Awn announced that there will be three featured speakers at the Columbia University School of General Studies Class Day ceremony and reception on Monday, May 16.

March 17, 2016

GS Alumnus Appointed Scholar by James Madison Legacy Project

GS alumnus Christopher Riano ’07 was recently named a Scholar in Constitutional Law and Civics for New York by the James Madison Legacy Project, a nationwide initiative of the Center for Civic Education that aims to increase the achievement of over 200,000 students in attaining state standards in civics and government.

February 01, 2016

Joey Falcone '15: Combat Medic to the New York Yankees

Ivy League baseball champion Joey Falcone knows firsthand how it feels to succeed thanks to hard work. At 17 years old, after graduating from Bolton High School in Alexandria, Louisiana, he enlisted in the military, believing it was the best option for his future. He had lost interest in academics, and though he loved playing baseball as the school’s right fielder, had not distinguished himself enough to gain the attention of any college teams.

December 07, 2015

Dual BA Program Student Named 2016 German Rhodes Scholar

Luca Springer ’16, a student in the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po, has been selected as a 2016 Rhodes Scholar. He is one of only 89 recipients of this prestigious award worldwide, and will pursue a Master of Public Policy degree at Oxford University this fall.

November 18, 2015

School of General Studies Celebrates Scholarship Recipients

On Tuesday, November 10, students, alumni, and faculty gathered in Low Memorial Library to celebrate scholarship recipients at the School of General Studies. These scholarships are made possible by generous alumni and donors, many of whom were present to share dinner with their respective scholarship recipients.

October 16, 2015

Alumnus Inaugurated as President of Middlesex Community College

Dr. James Mabry was inaugurated as Middlesex Community College’s fourth president on Thursday, October 15. Mabry graduated from GS in 1981, after which he went on to the London School of Economics for a Master of Science degree and then returned to Columbia for a PhD in U.S. history.