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Lisa Landau, an Equity Capital Markets associate at Merrill Lynch & Co. and a 1989 graduate of Columbia College, has been chosen to receive the Columbia College Women's annual Alumna Achievement Award. The award will be presented at a reception on Thursday, March 27, at Columbia University's Maison Fran┘aise. The Alumna Achievement Award is presented by the Columbia College Women (CCW), a network of alumnae, faculty, and administrators, to an alumna who has demonstrated excellence in her field and made a significant contribution to Columbia College and the community at large. In her position at Merrill Lynch, Ms. Landau serves as a link between issuing clients, investors and Wall Street to bring equity and equity-linked issues to market. She is a member of the CCW, and presently serves on the College's Board of Visitors. Active on behalf of Nontraditional Employment for Women, Ms. Landau's work for the College also includes mentoring students, admissions recruitment and organizing class reunions. "Lisa's energy and commitment to Columbia College," said Associate Dean Kathryn Yatrakis, "along with her achievements in the challenging world of banking and finance, make her a most deserving recipient of this award." Past recipients include Wanda Holland ('89), director of Student Life at the Chapin School; Elizabeth Schwartz ('87), producer at Cable News Network; Amy Brown ('88), former executive director of a Bedford-Stuyvesant community service agency; attorney Alison Taylor ('86); and biologist Ilaria Rebay ('87). Professor Martha Howell of Columbia University's History Department will deliver the keynote address and serve as the evening's master of ceremonies. A strong supporter of CCW and of women's studies both at Columbia (where she served as director of the Institute for Research and Gender from 1989-1994) and at Barnard (where she has served on the Board of the Barnard College Center for Research on Women), Professor Howell has taught at Columbia since 1989. 3.24.97 19,075