President Susan Fuhrman Presents Awards to Distinguished Alums at Teachers College
Academic Festival at Teachers College, Columbia University provided a great opportunity to learn, interact and discover what others are doing in education around the nation.
The keynote speaker was Professor Jeffrey Sachs, head of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; Dr. Matthew Pittinsky, founder of Blackboard received the President’s Medal of Excellence and Dr. Pola Rosen, founder of Education Update received the President’s Award of High Distinction. Pittinsky and Rosen are graduates of Teachers College. The day was filled with seminars and panels on topics such as financial literacy and technology in the 21st century, technology in the classroom, connecting communities online.
Among the alumni honored was Commissioner John King. Trustee Dawn Duques held a sumptuous feast in her 35th-floor penthouse preceding the awards and attended by trustee Joyce Cowin. #