Letter from the Alumni Association Presidents

Feb 01 2015

Dear Columbia Engineering Alumni and Friends,

During the fall semester, Columbia Engineering closed its celebratory 150th anniversary year with two incredibly successful events: the TEDx-style symposium highlighting the past, present, and future achievements of the School; and the 150th Gala at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, which offered a stunning setting for the evening’s celebration.

While 2014 will be a tough act to follow, there are a multitude of events planned throughout the year to build on that momentum. On Monday, May 18, 2015, we would be delighted to have you join us at the Alumni Pre-Reception, and also march in the Parade of Classes at the start of the Class Day ceremony, as we welcome the Class of 2015 into the Columbia Engineering alumni community.

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association will host the annual Engineering Reunion Welcome Dinner and CEAA Awards Presentation in Low Memorial Library. This dinner marks the official return of our Reunion classes to campus for Alumni Reunion Weekend, and all alumni and their families are invited to attend.

During the dinner, as part of celebrating our tradition of excellence, we will present the following prestigious awards:

· The Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement
· The Samuel Johnson Medal for Distinguished Non-Engineering Achievement
· The Pupin Medal for Service to the Nation

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, all alumni and their families are welcome to attend Dean’s Day. Mary C. Boyce, dean of Engineering and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor, will provide updates on the School during breakfast; Columbia’s world-renowned faculty and prominent alumni will present their latest thought-provoking research and findings during morning and afternoon lectures; and Columbia Engineering will host its marquee Magill Lecture in Science, Technology, and the Arts to close out the afternoon.

For more information, contact the Engineering Alumni office at [email protected] or (212) 851-7937.

We would be proud to have you join us in celebrating Columbia Engineering ingenuity and achievement.

Hitoshi Tanaka BS'63, MS'65, EngScD'76
Columbia Engineering Alumni Association

Whitney Green BS'10, '13TC
Columbia Engineering Young Alumni

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