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Trustee Savio Tung to Speak at SEAS Class Day, May 18
Savio Tung

Savio Tung, who in 1973 earned a Columbia degree in chemical engineering and is now a University Trustee, will be the speaker for Class Day for The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The School's Class Day will be at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, on South Field Lawn in front of Butler Library. Family and friends are invited to attend; tickets are not required. For further information, please contact The Graduation Zone by emailing gradzone@columbia.edu or by calling 212-854-2446.

Tung, in addition to serving as University Trustee, is on the board of the Columbia Investment Management Company. He has served as an active member of the Engineering Dean's Council and a director of the Asian Columbia Association.

Professionally, Tung serves as the senior partner and investment group head at Investcorp. During his two decades there, he has been involved in most of their corporate buyouts. As a member of Investcorp's senior management, Tung has sat on various Investcorp portfolio company boards, including Club Car, Circle K, Saks Fifth Avenue and CSK Auto. He also serves as chairman of Vaultus.

Before joining Investcorp in 1984, Tung was deputy managing director and general managing director of the Arab Asian Bank of Bahrain. Prior to that time, he spent nine years with Chase Manhattan Bank.

Also on Class Day, the Columbia Engineering School Alumni Association will honor two SEAS teachers with the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award. This year's recipients are Jack McGourty, SEAS associate dean for undergraduate studies, and Jason Nieh, associate professor of computer science. McGourty is creator and teacher of the required first-year course that combines engineering design and community service; Nieh teaches Operating Systems I, a popular course for computer science majors. The award was established in 1997 to recognize those who demonstrate an exceptional ability to teach effectively, both within and outside of the classroom.

The Kim Award for Faculty Involvement, endowed by Edward and Carole Kim, will be given to Marc Spiegelman, associate professor of applied mathematics, who is not only a stellar teacher but also shows a marked commitment to students by being accessible, participating in student events and providing excellent advising.

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Published: Apr 29, 2004
Last modified: Jan 10, 2005

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