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 VOL. 23, NO. 11DECEMBER 5, 1997 

Hamilton Medal Awarded

Record Photo by Joe Pineiro.
Alfred Lerner, chairman and chief executive of MBNA Corp. and a 1955 graduate of Columbia College, recently received the 1997 Alexander Hamilton Medal, the College's highest honor. Shown at the black-tie event are President George Rupp; Lerner and his wife, Norma; Carlos R. Muñoz, president, Columbia College Alumni Association, and Columbia College Dean Austin E. Quigley.

Record Photos by Joe Pineiro.

In photo at left, Alfred Lerner, CC'55, far left, is congratulated by Hamilton Dinner co-chairs James H. Berick, CC'55, and fellow Trustee Robert K. Kraft, CC'63, on receiving this year's Hamilton Medal. In photo at right, also saluting Lerner, center, for his exemplary career and longstanding loyalty to Columbia College are, from left, Charles M. Cawley, chairman and chief executive officer of MBNA America Bank, N.A., and president of MBNA Corporation, and Senator Alfonse D'Amato.