Sponsor the Purchase of a Custom Stole for a Graduating Senior

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We would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2014 Black Graduation ceremony the biggest to date. Last year, we were able to raise enough money to purchase custom graduation stoles for all of nearly 150 seniors who walked down the graduation aisle. This year, more than 120 graduating seniors have already signed up to participate in the ceremony and the BAC has committed to help them raise the funds needed once again.

We kindly ask that you consider purchasing one or more stoles using the link below. The stoles help to distinguish the students from among masses of other graduates and will become cherished keepsake for each recipient.

Thank you for your participation!

To donate click on this link

$25.75 covers the purchase of one stole. Sample design pictured below:

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5/21 – Washington, D.C. – Columbia College Dean Emeritus, Austin E. Quigley, leading a presentation

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Dean Emeritus Austin E. Quigley:
“A Liberal Arts Education In a World of Specialists”

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Columbia College Dean Emeritus, Austin E. Quigley, will be leading a presentation and discussion on the value of a liberal arts education, and how Columbia is particularly well suited to provide it.  Quigley served as Dean of Columbia College for 14 years and is currently a special adviser to President Bollinger on undergraduate education.  There is a current focus in the world on universities and what role they should play in the future.  Quigley will discuss some of the biggest current discussions including: the cost of college and the role of online learning.  Come prepared with thoughts and questions!

Event details:

Date: May 21, 2015

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Place: CASE (Council for Advancement & Support of Education), 1307 New York Avenue, NW (between 13th and 14th Streets NW)

Cost: $25 for members, member’s first guest, & College alumni / $35 for any further guests: tickets

Topic: The difficult economic circumstances of the last few years have renewed long standing debates over the appropriate nature of undergraduate education. The recurring demands in modern careers for specialized forms of expertise challenge the broad nature of a liberal arts education and strengthen claims that vocational training would be more useful. The ever increasing costs of residential colleges generate new questions about what might be achievable through distance learning online. And the emerging claims of globalization offer not yet clear perspectives on how we should prepare undergraduates for the future.

The evening will feature a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, which will be followed by Dean Quigley’s presentation and discussion with attendees.

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10/17 – Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor

The Columbia Business School African American Alumni Association is workign with Pfizer to promote the following event:

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Want to learn how to fast-track your career?
Please join Pfizer for a special event: 

Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor

Thursday, October 17, 2013
6:00 to 8:00 pm 

Pfizer Worldwide Headquarters
New York, NY 

How do you thrive and succeed in your career? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation and author of the critically-acclaimed book (Forget a Mentor) Find a Sponsor, reveals that sponsorship is key for diverse talent. Please join Pfizer and Sylvia Hewlett for a dynamic presentation on the impact of sponsorship, and how to earn sponsors and benefit from them.

The presentation will feature a panel discussion with top Pfizer executives; and the evening will conclude with an opportunity to network with Pfizer colleagues.

Hors d’oeuvres and Ms. Hewlett’s book will be available
during the networking reception. 

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 RSVP IS REQUIRED
Pfizer Security requires I.D. to enter building 

R.S.V.P. via e-mail to allyson.moore@pfizer.com by Friday, Oct. 4
Event location details will be sent after registration closes. 

Pfizer is hosting this event for healthcare and business professionals.

8/22 – Join Columbia Business School’s African American Alumni Association on ‘The Trip to Bountiful’ on Broadway

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Join Columbia Business School’s African American Alumni Association

and

The Black Ivy Alumni League

on a Trip to Bountiful on Broadway

Thursday August 22, 2013 at 7pm

 

Seats are heavily discounted for our group! Limited number of seats available. Purchase now using

our PayPal links below

Mezzanine seats: $74 (normally $97)

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VBXA8DYG5HLSN

White House chief of black education is “passionate” about his work

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David Johns l, is President Barack Obama’s choice as the first executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. By Renee Schoof | McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON All through his years of schooling, David Johns was one of the few African-Americans in his classroom, from the high school in Los Angeles that was nearly an hourlong bus ride away but that his mother insisted he attend to Columbia University in New York.

Even when he taught elementary school in Manhattan, not a single black student sat behind one of the desks before him.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/08/14/199382/white-house-chief-of-black-education.html#storylink=cpy

 

Affinity Group Summer Kick-Off

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Come join the Columbia University Alumni Affinity Groups on Thursday, June 6th at Hudson Terrace for our first co-sponsored event of the summer. There will be beautiful roof-top views and drink specials from 6:30-9:00, so arrive on time!

Location Details:
621 West 46th Street
(between 11th and 12th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 315-9400

Time:
6:30pm – 9:00pm
(2-for-1 drinks from 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Happy hour pricing from 7:30-9:00pm)

Sponsored By:
Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)
Black Alumni Council (BAC)
Columbia College Woman (CCW)
Latino Alumni of Columbia University (LAACU)

About Hudson Terrace:
With its magnificent urban vista, is an unparalleled entertainment destination. Discreetly tucked at the edge of midtown along the Hudson River, this spectacular haven of serene opulence offers unforgettable venue amenities. The Hudson Terrace event venue imaginatively unites intimate interiors with all-season exterior spaces. Erected from imported heirloom woods, handcrafted tiles and treasured stone, the venue promises nothing short of uncompromising artistry.

Katori Hall CC ’03 Among Five Accomplished Alumni to Receive 2013 John Jay Award

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On Wednesday, March 6, five accomplished alumni will be presented with 2013 John Jay Awards for distinguished professional achievement at the annual John Jay Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

Proceeds from the dinner benefit the John Jay National Scholars Program, which aims to enhance academic and extracurricular experiences for outstanding first-year College students.

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United Way Names New CEO and She’s a Columbia Law Grad

By ANJALI ATHAVALEY

The United Way of New York City is expected to name the leader of a Harlem economic-development group founded by the Rev. Calvin Butts as its first female president and chief executive.

Sheena Wright, president and CEO of Abyssinian Development Corp., will take the reins at the United Way in November, officials said. The appointment was set to be announced Thursday.

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With a $62 million budget, the New York chapter of the national charity focuses on income inequality, education and health care and assists more than a million people a year, working with other nonprofits in New York on programs that range from mentoring chronically absent high-school students to connecting food pantries with farms.

Read Full Story at WSJ.com…

8/10 – Columbia-Barnard 2012 Reunion

“Back Together Again”

August 10-12, 2012

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The 2012 Committee is delighted to welcome you to please visit the reunion website. It was constructed and designed with you in mind. Please take full advantage of the user friendly links to facilitate the payment of your fees, make your hotel reservations and peruse the elegant ship Odyssey which will be our host on Saturday. Your committee is an extraordinary assembly of gifted and talented Brothers and Sisters…all devoted to making your 2012 Reunion the most memorable ever. As the years continue to pass, and our hair gets a little grayer… it is truly good to be BACK TOGETHER AGAIN! Until then…God bless you and keep you.

http://www.columbiabarnardreunion2012.com/

6/14 – Affinity Group Rooftop Happy Hour at Hudson Terrace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come join the Columbia University Alumni Affinity Groups on Thursday, June 14th at Hudson Terrace for our first co-sponsored event of the summer. There will be beautiful roof-top views and a FREE ONE HOUR OPEN BAR from 6:30pm-7:30pm, so arrive on time!

Location Details:

621 West 46th Street
(between 11th and 12th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 315-9400

Time:
6:30pm – 9:30pm
(FREE OPEN BAR 6:30pm – 7:30pm)

Sponsored By:
Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)
Black Alumni Council (BAC)
Columbia College Woman (CCW)
Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)

About Hudson Terrace:
With its magnificent urban vista, is an unparalleled entertainment destination. Discreetly tucked at the edge of midtown along the Hudson River, this spectacular haven of serene opulence offers unforgettable venue amenities. The Hudson Terrace event venue imaginatively unites intimate interiors with all-season exterior spaces. Erected from imported heirloom woods, handcrafted tiles and treasured stone, the venue promises nothing short of uncompromised artistry.