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.
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.
David Norman, a Harlem native and former heroin addict, graduated from the Columbia University School of General Studies yesterday with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. At 67 years old, he is the oldest graduate to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University this year.
Edna Simbi, a Kenyan refugee and mother of two who escaped to the US in 2010, will graduate cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Columbia University School of General Studies on Monday, May 16.
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.
Bideawee, a leading pet adoption and animal welfare organization serving the New York metropolitan area, has announced that Dolores Swirin-Yao ’84 has been named President and Chief Executive Officer.
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.
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.
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.
When reviewing the list of the high tech businesses that are changing American industry these days, dry cleaning is rarely at the forefront. But two GS graduates are working to change that perception
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.
Last spring, GS student Alexander Chafetz founded the NGO One Refugee One Goal to help support Syrian refugees in the Turkish-Syrian border towns of Suruç and Sanliurfa.