GS Celebrates the Class of 2024 at Class Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 13, the School of General Studies celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of the 803 members of the Class of 2024.

2024 Grad Profile: After over a decade as a Montessori teacher, Iynul Rizwan ‘24GS embraced the role of student on the road to launching her own urban farm.

2024 Grad Profile: Kambi Gathesha '24GS shares how he has pursued his passion for creativity across different mediums, from the arts to academia.

2024 Grad Profile: Behrang Garakani ‘24GS on moving from a career in digital game to film studies at Columbia GS, and his excitement to transition from Columbia student to Columbia professor.

2024 Grad Profile: Hass Agili ‘24GS shares how, after coming to the US as a refugee fleeing discrimination, he forged a new path at GS.

2024 Grad Profile: Actress, sailor, and Italian major Missy Mellor ‘24GS shares her GS experience, from academic achievements, to crossing the Atlantic in a 38 foot ketch sailboat.

2024 Grad Profile: Judah Wahba ‘24GS, a graduating Dual Degree senior, reflects on the value of co-prioritizing academic success and community building.

2024 Grad Profile: From working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 vaccine effort, to exploring innovative medical technology in Columbia classrooms, Hamid Usman ‘24PBPM pursues both intellectual and community-oriented excellence in medicine.

2024 Grad Profile: Ana Valeria Vázquez Navas ‘24GS, a graduating Dual BA senior, shares her GS journey, from Puerto Rico, to Reims, to New York City and beyond.

A first-generation student, veteran, and single mother, Ebonnie Goodfield ‘24GS overcame obstacles, including disability, to pursue higher education at Columbia University's School of General Studies.

US Navy veteran Davey Liu ‘24GS shares how embracing unexpected chances brought him to GS and propelled him to success as a premed student and campus leader.

Dean James Colgrove has announced the featured speakers for the 2024 Postbaccalaureate Premedical Class Day ceremony. The Class Day Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Judith Tanenbaum. The Class Day Student Speaker will be Wesley Rivera.

Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch has announced the School of General Studies valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2024, as well as the School’s Baccalaureate speaker. This year’s valedictorian is Xuezhen Wang. This year’s salutatorian is Matthew George Botros.

Dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch has announced the featured speaker for the 2024 Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) Class Day ceremony, which will be held on Monday, May 13. This year, the keynote speaker is Troy Murphy ‘16GS.

On Friday, May 10, the New York Delta Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 66 new members at its annual induction ceremony.

On Monday, May 13, the School of General Studies celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of the 803 members of the Class of 2024.

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