MEDIA ADVISORY: 2019 Military Ball in NYC
An American tradition dating back to the 19th century, this year's Military Ball will feature a special tribute to the late Dean Emeritus of the Columbia University School of General Studies, Peter J. Awn. During his 20-year tenure, Awn built an unmatched legacy recruiting and supporting veterans at the School, which today enrolls more than 500 veterans pursuing a traditional Ivy League undergraduate degree.
A final roll call ceremony will be performed by past and current members of the U.S. Military Veterans of Columbia University (MilVets), representing the decades of commitment and support from Awn to the military. MilVets was formed in 2002 by a group of students at the School of General Studies (GS) in order to foster camaraderie and networking among veterans across the University, joining a long tradition of veteran scholars at Columbia that dates back to the end of World War II and the creation of GS.
The event is co-hosted by Columbia Veterans (http://columbiaveterans.org/
For more information about Peter J. Awn's legacy, see the statement from University President Lee C. Bollinger (https://president.columbia.edu/
What: 2019 Military Ball
Lisa Rosen-Metsch, Dean of the Columbia University School of General Studies
Curtis Rodgers, Vice Dean of the Columbia University School of General Studies
Hundreds of veteran students, many in full dress uniform
When: Friday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.
New York, NY 10013
About the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration
Columbia University launched the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration to have a direct and lasting impact on the issue of veteran transition and upward mobility by creating and providing access to the best-in-class tools and programming veterans need as they transition from active service to college and the workforce.
By drawing on the lessons and experiences gained working with service members in transition over the past fifteen years, the Center will be a national center of excellence, focused on ensuring transitioning veterans receive access to world class programming and support designed to maximize their potential in education and the workforce.
About the Columbia University School of General Studies
The Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) is the premier liberal arts college in the United States for nontraditional undergraduate students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League education, including those who have served in the U.S. and foreign militaries. Currently, more than 500 veterans are enrolled. GS students take the same courses, study with the same faculty, and earn the same degree as all other undergraduates at Columbia University.
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