COLUMBIA UNIVERSITYIN THE CITY OF NEW YORK2021 Commencement267TH ACADEMIC YEAR APRIL 30, 2021
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Columbia University in the City of New YorkUniversity CommencementApril 30, 2021
Order of ExercisesNational Anthem“The Star-Spangled Banner”Francis Scott Key (1779–1843)Vocal performance by Grace Victoria D’HaitiBarnard College, 2021Mace BearersRepresenting all healthcare and essential workers keeping ourcommunity safe, healthy, and operationalMelanie J. BernitzSenior Vice President for Columbia HealthAssociate Clinical Professor of Medicine at theColumbia University Irving Medical CenterWafaa El-SadrUniversity Professor and Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global HealthDirector of Columbia World ProjectsFounder and Director of ICAPDonna LynneSenior Vice President and Chief Operating Officerof Columbia University Irving Medical CenterChief Executive Officer, ColumbiaDoctorsUniversity COVID DirectorCommencement AddressLee C. BollingerPresident and Seth Low Professor of the University“Lift Every Voice and Sing”James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) andJohn Rosamond Johnson (1873–1954)Vocal performance by Grace Victoria D’HaitiBarnard College, 2021
Alma Mater: “Stand, Columbia!”Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)Text by Gilbert Oakley Ward, Columbia College, 1902Vocal performance by the Columbia ClefhangersFeaturing the Columbia University Glee Club (1952 archival recording) andDunia Albertine Habboosh, Columbia College, 2021Conferring of Degrees in CoursePresented by Ira KatznelsonInterim Provost and Ruggles Professor of Political Science and HistoryJames J. ValentiniDean of Columbia CollegeVice President for Undergraduate EducationBACHELOR OF ARTSMary C. BoyceDean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied ScienceBACHELOR OF SCIENCEMASTER OF SCIENCEDOCTOR OF ENGINEERING SCIENCESian Leah BeilockPresident of Barnard CollegeBACHELOR OF ARTSLisa Rosen-MetschDean of the School of General StudiesBACHELOR OF ARTSTroy J. EggersInterim Dean of the School of Professional StudiesMASTER OF SCIENCEMASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESCarol BeckerDean of the School of the ArtsMASTER OF ARTSMASTER OF FINE ARTS
Merit E. JanowDean of the School of International and Public AffairsMASTER OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRSMASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONMelissa BeggDean of the School of Social WorkMASTER OF SCIENCEChristian S. StohlerDean of the College of Dental MedicineMASTER OF SCIENCEDOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERYCostis MaglarasDean of Columbia Business SchoolMASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONMASTER OF SCIENCEStephen W. CollDean of the Graduate School of JournalismMASTER OF ARTSMASTER OF SCIENCEThomas R. BaileyPresident of Teachers CollegeMASTER OF ARTSMASTER OF EDUCATIONMASTER OF SCIENCEDOCTOR OF EDUCATIONAmale AndraosDean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planningand PreservationMASTER OF ARCHITECTUREMASTER OF SCIENCEGillian LesterDean of Columbia Law SchoolJURIS DOCTORMASTER OF LAWSDOCTOR OF THE SCIENCE OF LAW
Anil K. RustgiInterim Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculties ofHealth Sciences and MedicineMASTER OF SCIENCEDOCTOR OF MEDICINEDOCTOR OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPYDOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPYLorraine FrazierDean of the School of NursingMASTER OF SCIENCEDOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICELinda P. FriedDean of the Mailman School of Public HealthMASTER OF HEALTH ADMINISTRATIONMASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTHMASTER OF SCIENCEDOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTHCarlos J. AlonsoDean of the Graduate School of Arts and SciencesMASTER OF ARTSMASTER OF PHILOSOPHYDOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTSDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY“Oh, Columbia”A gift from the Columbia Alumni AssociationComposed by Tom Kitt, Columbia College, 1996Reimagined for the Class of 2021Vocal performance by Notes and Keys
Presidential Awards for Outstanding TeachingFaculty Award RecipientsDenise CruzAssociate Professor of English and Comparative LiteratureDepartment of English and Comparative LiteratureFaculty of Arts and SciencesJeremy DoddSenior Lecturer in the Discipline of PhysicsDepartment of PhysicsFaculty of Arts and SciencesJasmine A. McDonaldAssistant Professor of EpidemiologyDepartment of EpidemiologyMailman School of Public Health
Timothy MitchellWilliam B. Ransford Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African StudiesDepartment of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African StudiesFaculty of Arts and SciencesKatherine E. ReutherSenior Lecturer in the Discipline of Design, Innovation, and EntrepreneurshipDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringThe Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied ScienceGraduate Student Instructor (TA) Award RecipientsDaniella Cádiz BediniGraduate Teaching Fellow and Ph.D. CandidateDepartment of English and Comparative LiteratureGraduate School of Arts and SciencesMiguel Ángel GarridoGraduate Teaching Fellow and Ph.D. CandidateDepartment of StatisticsGraduate School of Arts and SciencesChristopher Medina-KirchnerGraduate Teaching Fellow and Ph.D. CandidateDepartment of PsychologyGraduate School of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Mentoring Award RecipientsRachel AdamsProfessor of English and Comparative LiteratureDepartment of English and Comparative LiteratureFaculty of Arts and SciencesNabila El-BasselUniversity Professor and Willma and Albert Musher Professor of Social WorkSchool of Social WorkVirginia Page FortnaHarold Brown Professor of U.S. Foreign and Security PolicyDepartment of Political ScienceFaculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Service Award RecipientsMarcel AgüerosAssociate Professor of AstronomyDepartment of AstronomyFaculty of Arts and SciencesCasey N. BlakeMendelson Family Professor of American StudiesDirector of Center for American StudiesFaculty of Arts and SciencesGeraldine DowneyNiven Professor of Humane LettersDepartment of PsychologyFaculty of Arts and SciencesCristiane DuarteRuane Professor for the Implementation of Child Mental Health for Child & Adolescent MentalHealth at Columbia University Irving Medical CenterDepartment of PsychiatryVagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Jean E. HowardGeorge Delacorte Professor in the HumanitiesDepartment of English and Comparative LiteratureFaculty of Arts and SciencesJamal JosephProfessor of Professional PracticeDepartment of FilmSchool of the Arts
Alumni Medalist Award RecipientsMichelle Estilo Kaiser1987 B.A. Columbia College1992 M.P.H. Mailman School of Public Health1997 M.D. Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsRalph S. Kaslick1956 B.A. Columbia College1959 D.D.S., 1962 CERTCollege of Dental MedicineStanley Shih-Chieh Ko1999 M.B.A. Business SchoolThomas Lo2008 M.D. Vagelos College of Physicians and SurgeonsPaul Neely1970 M.S. School of Journalism1970 M.B.A. Business SchoolNina Rothschild1986 B.A. Barnard College1990 M.A. Graduate School of Arts and Sciences1992 M.P.H., 2000 Dr.P.H.Mailman School of Public HealthYiting Shen2001 B.S., 2002 M.S.The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied ScienceCynthia S. Stuen1987 Ph.D. School of Social WorkPavan C. Surapaneni2006 B.A. School of General StudiesKyriakos Tsakopoulos1993 B.A. Columbia College
From University Life to the Class of 2021Congratulations, Class of 2021! You are an extraordinary class graduatingColumbia University at an extraordinary time. We wish you all the bestin your future endeavors, and we will always be here cheering you on!
Congratulations to the Class of 2021from the Columbia Alumni AssociationWelcome to the next chapter of your Columbia experience.For more information about University Commencement,visit commencement.columbia.edu.
1987 B.A. Columbia College 1992 M.P.H. Mailman School of Public Health 1997 M.D. Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Ralph S. Kaslick. 1956 B.A. Columbia College 1959 D.D.S., 1962 CERT College of Dental Medicine. Stanley Shih-Chieh Ko. 1999 M.B.A. Business School. Thomas Lo. 2008 M.D. Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Paul Neely