SIPA Alumni Medal Recipient

SIPA congratulates Jian Ni “Nina” Sun (MIA ’01) on being awarded the Columbia Alumni Medal at the 2011 University Commencement. The Alumni Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the Columbia Alumni Association for distinguished service to the University.

Sun graduated from SIPA with a Master of International Affairs focusing on international business. She is co-founder of Sunnybund Consulting, Inc., a public relations agency in Shanghai, China. She serves as co-president of the Columbia Alumni Association of Shanghai and is the international advisory board member for Columbia’s Global Center in Beijing.

She says students from China and other nations around the world return from Columbia and SIPA with an exceptional education and the SIPA spirit – the spirit of providing service.

The Columbia Alumni Medal, first awarded in 1933, recognizes alumni for service to the University – including its schools, alumni associations, regional Columbia Clubs, and University-wide initiatives.

SIPA has more than 18,000 alumni in 153 countries around the world. SIPA sponsors events around the world that provide alumni with meaningful social, intellectual, and professional networking opportunities.