Gerald Sherwin
Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Gene Boyars

Gerry Sherwin has been a fixture in Columbia’s athletics department for a lifetime and everyone who has known Gerry is better for it.

Sherwin was a men’s basketball manager as an undergraduate in Columbia College and also played baseball. He was heavily involved at WKCR-FM, where he hosted a nightly sports program and broadcasted several of Columbia’s intercollegiate contests, ranging from football to fencing.

It was after his 1955 graduation where Sherwin did his best work. After serving in the United States Army for two years, Sherwin began a renowned career in communications and marketing. He held senior positions with Grey Advertising, 1010 WINS Radio and Bozell Advertising, to name a few.

In those spots, he got to know many people while still holding strong to his Columbia Blue connections. Sherwin has served with many of Columbia’s alumni groups. He is the President Emeritus of the Columbia College Alumni Association, Chair of the Columbia College Admissions Recruitment Committee, President of his beloved Class of 1955, Chairman Emeritus of the Men’s Basketball Alumni Advisory Committee and Past President of Columbia’s Varsity C Club.

During that time, Sherwin has mentored hundreds of Columbia student-athletes, helping guide students in looking for a career, while remaining a vocal supporter of all of Columbia’s varsity teams.