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Announcing the 2021 Campbell Award and Dean’s Excellence Award Winners

The Dean’s Excellence Awards are the highest honors that the School of Professional Studies bestows. They are given to those who consistently, adeptly, and passionately serve the mission of the School; as well as those who exemplify, at the highest levels, the attributes of academic, scholarly, and professional excellence. This year, the School is granting five Dean’s Excellence Awards, in the categories of Student, Faculty, Alumni, Administrator, and Administrative Team. 

The members of the selection committee are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Graduation and End-of-Year Awards and Honors:

2021 Student Dean’s Excellence Award
Maaz Khan, ’21SPS, Sports Management

For his academic excellence in the Sports Management program, professional promise, and stewardship of the School’s mission.

2021 Faculty Dean’s Excellence Award
Siddhartha Dalal, Ph.D., Applied Analytics

For his excellence in teaching and scholarship, industry achievements, and dedication to the mission of the School.

2021 Alumni Dean’s Excellence Award
Won Palisoul, ’16SPS, Nonprofit Management

For her professional accomplishments, service to the alumni community, and engagement and support of the School since graduating.

2021 Administrator Dean’s Excellence Award
Chris Rugen, Director, Design and Web Development

For his initiative, teamwork, and leadership over the past year, and ongoing commitment to the School and our mission.

2021 Team Impact Award
Online Curriculum and Instruction

For being a superlative team that successfully worked across units to implement a new initiative, program, or project this academic year that furthered the School’s mission to advance knowledge with purpose to move careers, communities, and markets forward. 

The Campbell Award, established in honor of the late Bill Campbell, cofounder of the Columbia Alumni Association and a distinguished alumnus, recognizes a student who shows exceptional leadership and Columbia spirit.  

2021 Campbell Award
Katherine Blue, ’21SPS, Strategic Communication

For demonstrating a commitment to building our University community and pride, as exemplified by the late Bill Campbell ’62CC, ’64TC, University Trustee Chair Emeritus and CAA co-founder.

The School of Professional Studies will host its 2021 SPS Graduation Ceremony virtually on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at 9 AM EDT.  Find more information for graduating students and their guests hereIf you have any questions about graduation, please contact the Office of Student Life at sps-studentlife [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu

We look forward to honoring Maaz, Siddhartha, Won, Chris, and the Online Curriculum and Instruction team at the graduation ceremony on April 27th.