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GS Celebrates the Class of 2022 at Class Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 16, honoring its commitment to hold in-person celebrations once it was safe to do so, the School of General Studies celebrated the accomplishments of not only the Class of 2022 but also the Classes of 2021 and 2020 at GS Class Day.

Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch has announced the featured speaker for the 2022 Columbia University School of General Studies Class Day ceremony, which will be held on Monday, May 16 at 7:45 a.m. This year, the keynote speaker is Deo Niyizonkiza ’01GS.

Today, Dean Rosen-Metsch announced the School of General Studies valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2022. This year’s valedictorian is Ashley Cullina. This year’s salutatorian is Rose Kim.

Columbia GS has long been home to an expansive community of professional and retired dancers from all walks of life. In celebration of International Dance Day on April 29, we’re putting some of the wonderful dancers who have graced Columbia’s campus center stage!

This year’s speaker representing the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 is Alison (Ali) Block. The honoree was selected by a special committee to address their peers at the 2022 GS Class Day ceremony, speaking to the unique experiences that the Classes of 2020 and 2021 shared as they worked to overcome the challenges of finding success and graduating during the pandemic. 

Margaret Jimenez ‘22GS reflects on the long road to higher education, the family and friends that supported her along the way, and what it means for her to be a Columbia graduate this spring.

On Friday, May 13, 53 GS seniors were inducted into the New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. The ceremony, which took place at Faculty House on the Columbia Morningside Campus, included speeches by PBK Chapter President Patricia G. Lindemann, Vice President Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch, and Secretary Victoria Rosner.

On Tuesday, May 3, the School of General Studies celebrated the academic excellence and outstanding leadership of students of the Class of 2022 at the Academic Prizes and Student Leadership Awards Ceremony.

Today, President Lee C. Bollinger announced GS alumna Keren Yarhi-Milo '03 as the next dean of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, a message that was shared with the GS community by Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch.

On Monday, May 16, honoring its commitment to hold in-person celebrations once it was safe to do so, the School of General Studies celebrated the accomplishments of not only the Class of 2022 but also the Classes of 2021 and 2020 at GS Class Day.

The Columbia University School of General Studies welcomes alumni, current students, family members, and friends of the School to join us on the Morningside Campus in early June for the largest alumni event of the year! Enjoy conversations, updates, and performances that are open to all.

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