|Selected entries are posted on Columbia Connection, a site for all Columbia alumni.|
Everybody has a story to tell. But if you're a Columbia graduate, you can share your University memories with other alumni on a new Web site hosted by CU Alumni Relations.
Who was your favorite professor? Your favorite study spot? Who changed the way you think? Alumni of all the University's schools are sharing stories about these and other subjects on Columbia Connection, the site that collects the remembrances for consideration for Web posting.
Christin Driscoll, SIPA'92, relates the story of how a cherished walk across the main campus with her father led her to become an education advocate. Steven Chao, CC'03, remembers the outpouring of Columbia volunteers in the immediate aftermath of Sept. 11. Still others joke about embarrassing moments on campus or acknowledge the important role Columbia has played in their personal and professional lives.
Jerome Kisslinger, executive director of communications in the Office of University Development and Alumni Relations, says, " The My Columbia Web feature is part of a concerted effort, launched this year, to connect alumni of all schools as never before. It invites alumni of every era to tell Columbia's story in their own voices, one memory at a time ."
A user-friendly story form allows you to submit comments and anecdotes on your experiences at Columbia. Selected submissions may be edited for brevity and are posted on a regular basis. The site even permits uploading of images.
" Columbia is indeed a special place," writes Rudy Carmenaty, Law'90. Having been a part of his life since he was a teenager, Columbia is an intellectual home for him and other members of his family, as well as a means to a better life. " Columbia afforded my family the opportunity to make its way in America. It opened doors that were closed to an earlier generation."
To add your story to the collection, visit My Columbia – and don't forget your pictures.