Honorary Degrees are awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to research, publication, law, science, government, education and literature. Honorary degrees were first awarded by Columbia in 1758. Honorees do not need to be graduates of Columbia University.
The University Medal for Excellence is awarded each year to an alumnus or alumna, under 45 years of age, whose record in scholarship, public service, or professional life is outstanding.
Columbia University will confer eight honorary degrees and one Medal for Excellence at its University Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
More information on the 2015 Honorary Degree recipients and Medal for Excellence recipient will be announced mid-spring.
2015 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching are awarded to current Columbia faculty who have had a significant influence on the intellectual development of students at the University. These awards recognize teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching:
More information on the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Teaching will be announced mid-spring.
2015 ALUMNI MEDALISTS
Alumni Medalists are alumni of Columbia University selected to receive this high honor for their distinguished service of ten years or more to the University - including its schools, alumni associations, regional Columbia Clubs, and University-wide initiatives. The Medal was first awarded by Columbia in 1933.
The 2015 Alumni Medalists:
More information on the 2015 Alumni Medalists will be announced mid-spring.