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Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony RSVP

Leadership and Excellence Awards Ceremony

Monday, April 17, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow. Professional attire is recommended.
Please confirm your attendance at this event, as well as indicate how your name should appear on both your award and on the Student Engagement website. Deadline to RSVP: Wednesday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m.
This form also gives you an opportunity to tell us how to pronounce your name at the event and to share your campus life photos for display at the ceremony! Pictures of student events and activities can be uploaded via the RSVP form. Please be sure you have permission from other students pictured to share any photos you wish to submit. Deadline to submit pronunciation and photos: Wednesday, April 12, at 5:00 p.m.
NOTE: If you are unable to attend the ceremony, we would still like to recognize your achievements. So please let us know how you would like your name to be printed on your award as well as the correct pronunciation of your name.
If you need additional information, please email us with any questions.
Awardee and Attendance Information
Please type your name as you wish it to appear on your award, the ceremony program, and the Undergraduate Student Life website.
Phonetic Spelling

How to Phonetically Respell Your Name

Step 1: Start with your full name as it appears in SSOL. Remove any names you do not wish to have read and add any nicknames and suffixes you do want read.

Step 2: Identify common names (such as Tom or Johnson) that do not need to be phoneticized, and keep these as they are.

Step 3: For the remaining names, try to think of any common words that are pronounced similarly, and swap these in. Example: Albert Kao becomes Albert Cow. (Watch out for words that could have multiple pronunciations! For example, “bow” could sound like “boh” as in “bow and arrow” or “bough” as in “bow wow.”)

Step 4: Use the respelling guide to determine how to indicate the remaning sounds in your name. Example: If the name Bowman begins with the sound in “bow and arrow,” write Boh-man.

Step 5: Separate the syllables with a dash. Example: Amy Nostdahl would be written as Amy Nahst-doll.

Step 6: Capitalize any syllables that should be emphasized. Example: Adebola Adeniran becomes Ah-DAY-buh-la Ah-DEN-i-ran.

Phonetic respelling will be used to assist in the correct pronunciation of your name at the ceremony.
For additional assurance that your name will be pronounced correctly, you may also submit an audio recording for our name readers. When recording, please speak slowly and crisply. Tools to create the audio file include a voice memo app on a smartphone and the Microsoft Sound Recorder available on many PCs.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: avi mov mp3.
Notify a Family Member or Friend
At your request, Columbia University will notify a family member, friend, or someone from Columbia that has impacted your undergraduate experience of your selection for a Leadership and Excellence Award. An email, including the date and time of the ceremony, will be sent to this person. If you do not wish to have anyone notified, please leave the field blank.
Submit a Photo
If you have any photos you would like to share from the past year that highlight your student groups or your work on campus, please submit them for display at the ceremony. Remember to get permission from everyone pictured before you submit your photo. These will be seen during the event!
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png tif pdf.
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