February 22, 2017

BAC Heritage Awards 2017

Three noted Columbians honored for contributions to campus and beyond.     


(l. to r. Diane McKoy, Janice Robinson, Dean Baquet)

Nearly 200 alumni, faculty, students, administrators and friends gathered at Columbia Club in Midtown Manhattan for the Annual BAC Heritage Awards and Scholarship Reception to recognize the contributions of three outstanding Columbians. The event, held in collaboration with Columbia Alumni Association, celebrates the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the black community on campus and beyond.

The 2017 honorees were Dean Baquet ‘78CC, Executive Editor of The New York Times, Janice S. Robinson, Esq. '75TC ‘76TC, Vice President and Associate Professor of Teachers College, and a veteran of Columbia College administration, Diane McKoy ‘00TC ‘02TC, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Columbia University. 

Event attendees included Columbians from several University schools, graduates from the 1960s through 2016, and future alumni in the current Class of 2017. In addition to congratulating the 2017 honorees, the BAC recognized the three 2017 BAC scholarship recipients, Lorenzo Jordan Bradford '17CC, Camille Sanches ’18CC, and Tiana Theodora Lino '17CC. 

The event serves to highlight the BAC Scholarship Fund supporting undergraduate education at Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. BAC leaders used the opportunity to unveil a new component to the organization's annual giving campaign for the Scholarship Fund. A page for BACSF is now listed with Columbia Causes on the crowdfund.columbia.edu website. To visit the BACSF page, click: crowdfund.columbia.edu/bacscholarship 

Annually, the BAC Scholarship Fund provides three $10,000 current-use scholarships to worthy undergraduates selected by University officials. 

To view key event photos visit the BAC Heritage 2017 Gallery.

For additional photos visit Columbia BAC on FaceBook.

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