Alumni/ae Interview/s

Congratulations to all 2018-2019 George E. Jonas Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to all 2018-2019 George E. Jonas Scholarship Recipients!

We are proud to announce a selection of the LAJF's George E. Jonas Scholarship recipients! The scholarship is awarded every academic year to alumni who have been enriched by the Camp Rising Sun program and are using the values and knowledge they have acquired to help their communities in creative and exciting ways. Read some of the recipient bios here.

Congratulations to all 2018-2019 George E. Jonas Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to all 2018-2019 George E. Jonas Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to LAJF's George E. Jonas Scholarship recipients!  The scholarship is awarded every academic year to individuals who have been enriched by the Camp Rising Sun program and are using the values and knowledge they have acquired to help their communities in creative and exciting ways. Read some recipient bios here. 

Camper for Life: Dick Jones ('68)

Camper for Life: Dick Jones ('68)

Continuing with the Camper For Life series, Carl Schoenberger (‘66, ‘67) interviewed Dick Jones (‘68) to learn what Camper For Life means to Dick. “[Camp] didn’t influence my career choices, per se.... What Camp did was inform my views.”

Camper For Life: Mike Saratovsky (‘98, ‘99)

Camper For Life: Mike Saratovsky (‘98, ‘99)

This week’s blog features a conversation that Joseph Riddle had with Buildings and Ground committee member Mike Saratovsky (‘98, ‘99) about the impact CRS had on his life and career. Find out what “Camper for Life” means to Mike.

Congratulations to all 2017-2018 GEJ Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to all 2017-2018 GEJ Scholarship Recipients!

Congratulations to LAJF's George E. Jonas Scholarship recipients!  The scholarship is awarded every academic year to individuals who have been enriched by the Camp Rising Sun program and are using the values and knowledge they have acquired to help their communities in creative and exciting ways. Read recipient bios here. 

A Littlefield in a Big World: Kristen Chang (‘14, ‘15) & Julie Kim (‘91, ‘92)

A Littlefield in a Big World: Kristen Chang (‘14, ‘15) & Julie Kim (‘91, ‘92)

Kristen Chang (‘14, ‘15) visited Julie Kim (’89, ’90) as Julie was in the middle of moving her business, Littlefield, an all-inclusive art and performance space, to a new location. Read about how camp inspired Julie to change careers and open this art space.

Hooman Yaghoobzadeh (CRS ‘87,’88) and Chelsea Beyrand (CRS ‘07)

Hooman Yaghoobzadeh (CRS ‘87,’88) and Chelsea Beyrand (CRS ‘07)

Hooman Yaghoobzadeh (CRS ‘87,’88) is a physician specialised in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. As a CRS alumnus, he chairs the Health and Safety Committee and is part of the Reunion Committee. He will be celebrating his 30th CRS reunion this years. Chelsea Beyrand (CRS ‘07) just finished a graduate degree in nursing at Columbia University. Read their conversation about their careers, hopes for CRS and challenges as campers.

Caroline Chiu (CRS '10) and Shai Sklar (CRS '16)

Caroline Chiu (CRS '10) and Shai Sklar (CRS '16)

Caroline Chiu (CRS ‘10) has been the first woman to hold both the titles of President and Editor in Chief of the Columbia Daily Spectator, the second oldest continuously operating college news daily in the US.  She is currently finishing her degree in Biomedical Engineering and will start working in consulting this summer. Shai Sklar (CRS ‘16) is going back to camp this summer as a second year camper and is passionate about biology and engineering. Read their conversation below!