Events

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2/18 — 2015 Black Alumni Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception

  Join the Black Alumni Council (BAC) and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) for the 2015 Black Alumni Heritage Award and Scholarship Reception honoring this year’s recipient Roger Lehecka ’67CC, ’74GSAS, Dean Emeritus of Columbia College. A reception with wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres will follow the program. Please note, you must be 21 years […]

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12/13 — HBCU/Ivy League Collaborative Panel

The BAC is partnering with the Catalyst Network Foundation for a panel discussion with alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and alumni of color from Ivy League schools. Open to all Junior & Senior High School students in the New York City Metropolitan Area High School Students come learn about the unique learning opportunities […]

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How Robert O’Meally brought Romare Bearden back to Harlem

One Greek poet. One African-American artist. One intrepid professor. How Robert O’Meally brought Romare Bearden back to Harlem. From Columbia Magazine A Man of Twists and Turns The gods came down from Olympus in a line, nearly a thousand strong: Athena with an Afro, Poseidon as a dragonfish, Circe and the Cyclopes. Each was a […]

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Call for Proposals: 6th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference

2015 Diversity in Research and Practice Conference Conference Theme: “Bridging the Gap: Uniting Agents of Change” Keynote Speaker: Pedro Noguera The Teachers College, Columbia University Black Student Network (BSN) Call for Proposals is our request for research proposals for the 6th Annual Diversity in Research and Practice Conference to be held on Saturday, April 25th, […]

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About BAC

The Black Alumni Council of Columbia University (BAC) is an organization of current and future black alumni of across all schools of Columbia University dedicated to the support of its members. Our support is focused on: Fundraising, Social, educational, and networking events, University-wide outreach and communication and Mentoring. Read More... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Scholarships

The BAC works with the Columbia College Fund to raise money for current-use and summer study scholarships for the Black Alumni Council Scholarship Fund (BASF). The revenue from this fund, along with the dollars we raise each year, will provide financial aid in perpetuity to a greater number of students eligible for the BAC’s support. Read More... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mentorship

The Columbia Mentoring Initiative (CMI) is a mentoring organization for Columbia undergraduate students that aims to create one-on-one mentoring partnerships between first year students and upperclassmen in order to facilitate ease the academic and social transition for incoming students. CMI is organized into five identity groups: Black, Latino, Asian, International and LGBTQ. Each mentoring pair belongs to one of these five affinity groups that are each coordinated by a student chair who organizes group events, and each affinity group interacts with the larger CMI community through CMI-wide events. Read More... __________________________________________________________________________________________________________