GS student Carmen Ervin is one of just five undergraduate Columbia students recently awarded a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, and the first to be selected from the School of General Studies. Ervin, who had always dreamed of a career in academia, was not sure it was a realistic goal given that she had started completing her undergraduate degree requirements later than traditionally-aged college students.
Around the world, Columbians came together on October 29, 2014 to give back and pay it forward on Giving Day, raising a record-breaking $250,779 for the School of General Studies.
More than 100 guests gathered to celebrate the induction of 42 students into the Honor Society of the School of General Studies at its Fall 2014 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, September 30 in Buell Hall's East Gallery. Fewer than five percent of GS students are inducted into the Honor Society.
GS alumna and Special Advisor to Columbia University President Bollinger Susan K. Feagin '74 was recently awarded the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s E. Burr Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award.
GS student Jennifer Ham has been selected as one of 20 recipients of the 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, a program that academically and professionally prepares outstanding students to represent the United States as Foreign Service Officers.
Graduates celebrated the completion of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Class Day on Friday, May 16 in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda.
For the first time since 1973 and since the return of the NROTC to campus, GS graduate and NROTC cadet Abigale Marie Wyatt '14 was commissioned as a U.S. Navy officer on May 22 in Low Memorial Library Rotunda at Columbia University in the City of New York.
The School of General Studies celebrated the Class of 2014 at its Class Day ceremony on Monday, May 19. More than 1,500 guests joined faculty and administrators in recognizing the accomplishments of the 493 members of the graduating class, 71 of whom are U.S. military veterans, more than any other Ivy League university and the most to graduate from GS since the post-WWII era.
After becoming a pro-surfer out of high school, Will Tant has spent most of his life hitting the waves. In 2011, he decided it was time to focus on his academic pursuits. Three years later, the 37-year-old surfer, model, philanthropist, and survivor will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the Columbia University School of General Studies
Few people would think to digitally replicate the intricacies of fetal pig dissection for smartphone users, let alone expect to make any money from it. But that's just what Postbac Premed student Andrew Meyerson '14 did recently when he created Dig a Pig, an app designed to help biology students in their study of fetal pig anatomy.
The School of General Studies has announced the names of 39 students who will be initiated into the New York Delta chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society for 2014.
On Oct. 2, 1992, with his brother on his shoulder and mother and sister close behind, Umaru Jalloh ran for his life as grenades exploded and bullets screeched by his head. Twenty-two years later, Jalloh, a 42-year-old Sierra Leonean refugee who has endured personal tragedies such as homelessness and triumphs as a dean’s list student, will graduate from the Columbia University School of General Studies on May 19.
27th Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will address the Class of 2014 at the Columbia University School of General Studies graduation May 19 at 9 a.m. in New York City. Brewer, who graduated from Columbia GS in 1997, has served New Yorkers since the Lindsay administration.
Ten GS students—out of an overall group of 12 students from Columbia University—were recently selected to receive summer 2014 scholarships from the Gilman International Scholarship Program, out of a pool of more than 3,000 applicants nationwide.