Columbia Resolutions: Strengthen your Relationship with the University in 2016

In the spirit of the new year, deepen your involvement with the Columbia alumni network. 

Join a Regional Alumni Club to find Columbians in your area and connect with people who share your passions in a Shared Interest Group. January highlights include:

You can also become an alumni leader by giving back to the University with your expertise, time, or thoughts as a volunteer. 

Many of our talented Columbia alumni leaders already have put these into practice. Read on for advice from CAA Board members on how to make the most of your relationship with the University. 

Happy New Year!

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"Here's a New Year’s Resolution for 2016: Find new and exciting ways to support Columbia University and its divisions and affiliate schools and to include Columbia in your personal and professional travels and endeavors.  

Examples abound.  Hire a current student for the summer or permanently.  Offer an internship or serve as a mentor.  Participate in your local club activities or join a Shared Interest Group (SIG).  Attend a reunion.  Deliver a guest lecture.  Speak at or attend a networking event.  Attend an intercollegiate athletic contest.  Reach out to your school's Alumni Director about how you can get more involved.  

I am confident you will find the experience very satisfying and rewarding."

-Brian Krisberg '81CC, '84LAW, P: '18CC

Chair, Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) 

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"We're students for just a few years, but we're alumni for a lifetime. In 2016, promise to explore the vast Columbia network beyond College Walk. Share advice with a recent grad. Invite another alum to a Columbia event. Join your local Columbia club."

-A'Lelia Bundles '76JRN

Vice Chair, Columbia University Board of Trustees

Vice Chair, CAA Board of Directors

Co-Chair, CAA Strategic Planning Committee

CAA Nominating Committee

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"To all alumni who have not been to a Columbia Alumni event recently ‚Äď Make 2016 the year you go to a Columbia Alumni event in your area.¬† Whether it is a professor speaking, a happy hour/networking event, an athletic contest or an event organized by Columbia Arts Access, I guarantee you will enjoy it.¬† All regional alumni clubs strive to have a broad range of activities for all interests and are creating alumni communities throughout the world.¬† If you come to a Boston area alumni event, I will see you there."

Best wishes for 2016. 

Roar, Lion, Roar.

-Stephen Kane '80CC, '83LAW, P: '08CC

President, Columbia Alumni Association of Boston

CAA Associations and Clubs Committee Member 

Columbia Alumni Leaders Planning Committee Member 

Alumni Representative Committee (ARC) Member 

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"Aim high, be bold, and make the most of the CAA alumni network!"

-Sharon Liebowitz '91GSAPP

Chair, CAA Columbia Alumni Leaders Planning Committee

CAA Nominating Committee Member 

Strategic Planning Committee Member 

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"In order to work smarter and and not harder, you have to develop a process and delegate."

-Roxann Sherri Smithers '99CC, '02LAW

President, Columbia Club of Atlanta 

Chair, CAA Associations and Clubs Committee

ARC Member 

Columbia College Alumni Association 

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"I encourage all Columbia alumni to attend an alumni event in the new year. You will be amazed as to what awaits you -- an enlightening experience with amazingly talented people." 

Clyde "Skip" Rankin '74SIPA, '75LAW

CAA Honors and Prizes Committee

CAA Nominating Committee

CAA Strategic Planning Committee

Law School Board of Visitors

Law School International Advisory Council

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