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CC Alumnus turned Peace Corps Volunteer Paints His Service

St. Louis Post Dispatch, Feb. 28

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A Special Connection

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Evening Campus, Featured Story | 0 comments

A Special Connection

This story appears in the latest edition of Affinity magazine. Click here to read an online version of Affinity.

For 30 years, Jack Barnhouse taught English literature and composition as an adjunct instructor for the Columbia College Evening Campus.

Carla McFarland and Kim Evangelista, one of the two recipients of the 2017 Barnhouse Memorial Scholarship. McFarland’s husband, Jack Barnhouse, was an Evening Campus instructor for 30 years. 
(Photo by Kaci Smart)

Barnhouse was one of the first Evening Campus instructors at the school. It was a second career for the
Army veteran and former CIA employee, and he had a special place in his heart for the type of students he encountered in the Evening Campus.

“They worked all day long and then would come to school. How many people are willing to do that?” says Carla McFarland, who was Barnhouse’s wife. “Columbia College provided him an opportunity to do something that he was passionate about for 30 years.”

When Barnhouse’s daughter from a previous marriage, Jackolyn Lois Barnhouse, died in 1998, he and McFarland created a scholarship in Jackolyn’s name to benefit a female Evening Campus student. When Jack passed away in 2013, McFarland expanded the scholarship so it could benefit two students a year and had it renamed the Barnhouse Memorial Scholarship in honor of Jack and Jackolyn.

“They were both English teachers. They both shared a love of writing,” says McFarland, a retired Columbia Public Schools teacher herself.

Kim Evangelista has been awarded the Barnhouse scholarship each of the past two years. The single mother from Mexico, Missouri, is raising two children while studying to receive an English literature degree with a middle-school education certification from Columbia College. She has been taking online and hybrid Evening Campus courses at the school since 2013 and hopes to graduate in the next two years.

She is just the sort of recipient Barnhouse and McFarland envisioned.

“She seems very intelligent. She’s very friendly. She’s very open,” McFarland says. “She’s trying to look for a way to provide for her kids. She works a job, goes to school fulltime and raises two kids. That’s what he admired so much about his students.”

Evangelista got the chance to speak with McFarland at the Honors and Awards Luncheon in Dulany Hall on April 11, just as she did last year. She says it’s important to her to be able to let McFarland know how much the philanthropy of all who contribute to the Barnhouse scholarship means to her.

“They get to know me and see where their money is going to go and how it’s going to benefit other people,” Evangelista says. “With me getting into education, I just want them to know that their money is not going to be wasted, and that it’s going to be invested in other people, too.”

It’s just how Jack and Jackolyn would’ve wanted it.

“It’s been very rewarding,” McFarland says. “I enjoy being able to help people. You know that, later on, they’ll turn around and do the same thing.”

With Fringe Boutique, the Smarrs keep it all in the family

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Alumni | 0 comments

With Fringe Boutique, the Smarrs keep it all in the family

Charlotte Smarr, right, and her daughters Riley, left, and Morgan Smarr Pingel ’13 have opened Fringe Boutique at 914 E. Broadway (Don Schrubshell/Columbia Daily Tribune)

June 16, 2017 – Columbia Business Times

After years of working in their family’s various construction companies, it was time for Charlotte Smarr and her daughters, Riley Smarr and Morgan Smarr Pingel, to do something “for the girls.” When a landlord called offering them their “dream location” on Broadway, the three women jumped at the opportunity to open their own women’s clothing boutique. Charlotte Smarr and her husband, Mel Smarr, have co-owned several construction and excavation-related businesses for more than 30 years. Morgan graduated in 2013 from Columbia College with a degree in business administration and a minor in marketing. She worked alongside Charlotte for 10 years, through high school and college. Riley, 20, will be a senior at Columbia College — also pursuing a business administration degree.

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“With Fringe, the Smarrs Keep it all in the family” – Columbia Business Times

Alumna designs plus-size clothing to help women feel beautiful

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Alumni, St. Louis | 0 comments

Alumna designs plus-size clothing to help women feel beautiful

Whitney Jones (photo by St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

June 18, 2017 – via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Whitney Jones ’16 explains that her St. Louis-based Liv and Kiss brand for plus-size women didn’t begin as a quest for fame or fortune. She just wanted something smart, sensible, professional and affordable to wear. She thought the same desire might resonate with others. “I’m plus-sized, and I’ve been plus my entire life,” she said. Given her history, she’s tired of feeling that she doesn’t deserve well-made, long-lasting clothing. Her weight is not in transition. This is her weight, and she said she “wanted some simple pieces to fit my life from the boardroom to the nightclub.” Jones was the winner of the Columbia College-St. Louis location pitch competition in 2016 and finished third place this past April in the college’s Student Entrepreneur Showcase.

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“Made in St. Louis: She designs plus-size clothing to help women feel beautiful” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

Cougar softball enjoys record-breaking season

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Featured Story, Students | 0 comments

Cougar softball enjoys record-breaking season

Watching her team drop its season opener told Columbia College softball coach Wendy Spratt pretty much all she needed to know about the 2017 Cougars.

The 2017 Columbia College softball team finished fourth at the NAIA World Series, the highest finish in program history.
(Photo by Cindy Potter)

Columbia College, coming off a season in which it missed out on postseason play, took on reigning national champion Oklahoma City University on a neutral field in Fort Worth, Texas, on Feb. 10 to kick off both teams’ seasons and suffered a 2-0 loss.

But it was a loss in which the Cougars put more runners on base than Oklahoma City and chased the Stars’ starting pitcher after four innings.

“Although we didn’t win the game, we played very well with them,” Spratt said. “At that point, our confidence really soared, because this is the best team in the country and we just played with them. So we can be the best team in the country. I think that was the best thing that could’ve happened to us.”

The Cougars lost only six more times during the rest of their 48-7 campaign, winning both the American Midwest Conference regular-season and tournament champions, advancing to their first NAIA World Series since 2010 and finishing fourth at the national championship tournament, their best World Series finish in program history.

Columbia College posted a 23-1 record in the AMC, and four of its seven losses came to teams that finished in the top 25 nationally, including national champion Oklahoma City, runner-up Corban and third-place team LSU-Alexandria. Another came to Missouri S&T, an NCAA Division II team.

“They believed in themselves and each other. We had that confidence going in, before the season started,” said Spratt, who was an All-American as a player for the Cougars and has led them to an 832-392 record over 23 years as head coach. “They knew the potential of the team that we had. Everybody wanted to get better every day, and they worked hard because they knew that we could win a national championship. That was our goal all year, and they really believed they could do it.”

After the close call against Oklahoma City, the Cougars swept their way to six wins and the Gulf Coast Invitational gold bracket championship in Gulf Shores, Alabama, at the beginning of March, run-ruling then-No. 12 Campbellsville for the title.

Columbia College had lost all five games at Gulf Shores the year prior.

“We saw how well we could all play and knew that, if we kept that up, we would end up where we did this year,” said sophomore infielder Molly Carter, a Columbia native. “We put in a lot of hard work, because we knew we had high expectations.”

The Cougars combined a potent offensive attack up and down their lineup with a devastating one-two punch in the pitching circle to make history this season.

The first three batters in the order all earned All-America honors: leadoff hitter Carly Spalding and Carter, the three-hole hitter, were first-team All-Americans, while No. 2 batter Theresa DeCosty was a second-team All-American.

Sophomore Molly Carter set single-season program records in home runs (14) and runs batted in (87) for the Cougars this season.
(Photo by Cindy Potter)

Spalding set Columbia College single-season records in hits (95) and stolen bases (57), while Carter set program records in home runs (14) and runs batted in (87). DeCosty hit .439 for the season, with 48 stolen bases in 50 attempts.

“We were fast and aggressive on the bases and caused havoc for other teams,” Spratt said. “You got Molly up, she’s going to put it in fair territory and hit it hard. You’ve got two girls with exceptional speed that can run the bases. It didn’t happen very often that one or the other wasn’t on base when Molly came up. Therefore, it set up her RBI record.”

In the circle, Paxton Welch and Lauren McCroskie each won more than 20 games and maintained earned-run averages of less than 1.50, as the Cougars outscored their opponents by an average of 5.4 runs per game. Welch went 23-5 with a 1.44 ERA, and McCroskie was 22-2 with a 1.40 ERA.

Spratt said that, while in years past Welch carried the team in the postseason, McCroskie was very effective at sharing the load this year. The two had skill sets that complemented each other, and graduate assistant and pitching coach Jordan Logan called pitch sequences that played to their strengths.

“We were kind of able to feed off each other. If one of us was having a bad day, we were able to pick each other up,” Welch said. “We are both good pitchers, but we’re different styles. She (pitches) in a little more and has a better offspeed than I do, but I go out a little more and mine might break a little more than hers do. It just kind of worked out to where we could go back and forth and switch teams up with that difference.”

The Cougars are losing a lot of talent to graduation after this season, with DeCosty, McCroskie, Spalding and Welch all moving on. But Columbia College also returns the core of a lineup that includes Carter, .400 hitters Allyson Metz and Rachel Sullivan and run producers Alexandra Linck and Karli Leeper, as well as pitcher Kaitlyn Nottelmann, who posted a 2.27 ERA over 24 2/3 innings as a freshman this year.

They’ll get the chance to build off the success of the 2017 Cougars, who reached heights no other Columbia College softball team had before.

“It’s just been a really special year. It was like a family,” Spratt said. “The coaching staff, we talked about it daily if not weekly, that this was a special team, this was a special time. We were going to enjoy every moment of it, because it doesn’t happen every year.”

Nursing student wins March of Dimes award

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Featured Story, Instagram, Students | 0 comments

Nursing student wins March of Dimes award

Angela Crutchfield had to hear her name announced twice before she fully realized what had happened.

Crutchfield, standing on stage at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel last Nov. 19 with other finalists at the March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Awards Gala, needed a moment to let it sink in that she had won the trophy in the Licensed Practical Nurse category.

Columbia College student Angela Crutchfield won the Licensed Practical Nurse award at the 2016 March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Awards Gala. (Photo by Kaci Smart)

“I was like, ‘Wait … you mean me?’” Crutchfield said. “I didn’t have a speech. I didn’t have anything. My son, he’s a big sports player, he’s, like, yelling from the audience.

“It felt really good. It was unexpected.”

Crutchfield has been an LPN for 14 years and currently works in MU Health Care’s inpatient neurosciences unit. She is pursuing her Associate of Science in Nursing degree at Columbia College — with an expected graduation date this December — and plans to move on to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

She was one of more than 600 nurses nominated for the March of Dimes awards last year, due to her efforts when she was working with foster children in MU Health Care’s otolaryngology department. She noticed that some of the foster children’s information was still accessible by former foster parents or their biological parents, some of whom had been removed from the children’s lives because of abuse or other forms of neglect.

From Crutchfield’s awareness, MU Health Care was able to team with the Family Support Division in the state Department of Social Services to come up with a new system.

“It was this red flag. The university was like, ‘We never thought of that,’” Crutchfield said. “We kind of figured out some different methods and policies to put forth and a phone number hotline to call if we had somebody who needed immediate removal of being able to access that child.”

After her nomination for the March of Dimes award, Crutchfield had to fill out a questionnaire about her qualifications and aspirations in the field of nursing. Not her strongest suit, given that she is not used to stepping into the spotlight and bragging about herself.

So, when the literal spotlight shined on her during her acceptance speech at the gala, it was an even more unusual — yet greatly appreciated — moment.

“The recognition you get from patients is important and what keeps you going,” Crutchfield said. “But when, also, your peers recognize that, it’s kind of a different feeling. It gives you a feeling of accomplishment for sure.”

(Submitted by Angela Crutchfield)

Crutchfield somehow finds a way to fit work, school and being a mother of four children into her jam-packed schedule. She juggles hospital shifts and tries to secure at least two “off” days per month, though she still has studying and other tasks to fulfill.

She said she appreciates the flexibility Columbia College has afforded her while she pursues her associate degree. That, combined with the reputation of the school’s nursing program, has her positioned well for the future.

“I’ve had some charge nurses and management (at the university) saying that they actually prefer to hire from Columbia College over some of the others,” Crutchfield said, “because of the hands-on and bedside experience and the things that we’re taught here as far as patient interaction, instead of just focusing on the book knowledge. They do a lot more clinical application through this program than, I think, some of the other ones.”

Crutchfield hopes that, by furthering her education in the field, she can be more informative as a go-between for doctors and patients, someone who can interact with patients and relay diagnoses and instructions from doctors in ways that are easily accessible.

She told the crowd at the March of Dimes gala that, because she’s in school to become a registered nurse, she may be back as a winner in an RN category at some point in the future.

Maybe she’ll even have a speech prepared.

“The nursing profession can be very tiring. You can feel like you’re not making a difference,” Crutchfield said. “So it kind of rejuvenated me, actually, after over a decade of nursing. It made me almost feel young in this career again. Like, ‘I can do this. We can make a difference.’”

CC Employee Transitions – May 2017

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Faculty/Staff | 0 comments

CC Employee Transitions – May 2017

9-2-16_collegecolorday_ks_pr_img_7825Outside of our students and alumni, our employees are some of Columbia College’s biggest and best assets. Welcome to these employees who joined the college or changed positions in May.

New Associates

  • Crystal Higgs, English Tutor, Orlando, Florida – began 5/8/17
  • Rob Farquhar, Computer Support Technician, Springfield, Missouri – began 5/15/17
  • Sean Zullo, Game Day Worker – Athletics, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/15/17
  • Nicholas Logie, Online Test Proctor, Fort Stewart, Georgia – began 5/17/17
  • Chris Mathews, Summer Legal Intern, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/22/17
  • Mitchell Conning, Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/30/17
  • Christopher Nathan, Instructional Technologist – Online Education, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Tawnya Rivers, Enrollment Specialist – Enrollment Services Center, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Kip Kendrick, Special Projects Coordinator – Office of the General Counsel, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Heather Bonnano, Enrollment Specialist – Enrollment Services Center, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Emily Van Booven, Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/5/17
  • Elizabeth Meister, Assistant Science Lab Coordinator, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/6/17
  • Corinne Pass, Veterans Certifying Official – Veterans Services Center, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/12/17
  • Pascale White, Admissions Contact Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/12/17
  • Rachael Nolting, Admissions Process Coordinator – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/19/17
  • Kendra Jones, Clinical Instructor – Nursing, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/26/17
  • Amy Hawk, Clinical Instructor – Nursing, Lake Ozark, Missouri – begins 6/26/17
  • Jon Brown, Digital Marketing Strategist – Marketing, Columbia, Missouri – begins 6/26/17
  • Alexis Lawrence, Women’s Assistant Basketball Coach – Athletics, Columbia, Missouri – begins 7/3/17

 Transfers & New Positions:

  • Tera Palozola from Enrollment Spcialist – Enrollment Services Center to Admissions Events Specialist – Admissions, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/29/17
  • Andrew Reeves from Assistant Director to Director, Jefferson City, Missouri – began 5/29/17
  • Scott Gossett from Online Program Coordinator to Assistant Director of Online Academic Programs – Online Education, Columbia, Missouri – began 5/29/17
  • Tyler Possail from Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach to Head Women’s Basketball Coach – Athletics, Columbia, Missouri – begins 7/3/17

Retirements

  • Marlyn Minor, Senior Evaluator – Office of the Registrar, Columbia, Missouri – began 6/2/17
  • Nancy Lombardi, Director – Student Support Services, Columbia, Missouri – begins 7/5/17

Join the many employees who support our college by making a payroll pledge online or one-time donation, online or by mail. Visit www.ccis.edu/wearecc to get started today.

Columbia College celebrates Military Recognition Day

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Featured Story, Military | 0 comments

Columbia College celebrates Military Recognition Day

Keynote speaker Lieutenant General Richard Harding urged attendees to be mindful of those men and women who have sacrificed themselves for the cause of freedom during his remarks at the Columbia College Military Recognition Day ceremony May 25.

Lieutenant General Richard Harding, an Air Force veteran and Columbia College trustee, gave the keynote address at the Military Recognition Day event.
(Photo by Kaci Smart)

Harding, a 34-year Air Force veteran, former Judge Advocate General and current member of the Columbia College Board of Trustees, implored the near-capacity crowd at Bixby Lecture Hall in the Brouder Science Center to use Memorial Day to remember the price paid by countless service members whose stories don’t reach the headlines or get depicted in popular media.

“Hollywood’s great about projecting the image of the soldier who charges into the machine gun nest,” Harding said. “But sometimes we lose sight of the less obvious people we also want to remember on Memorial Day.”

Harding highlighted stories of service members killed in training maneuvers, through illness in the combat arena and through friendly fire. He told the story of a court reporter from his corps that he sent to Afghanistan, who suffered traumatic brain injury after the vehicle in which he was traveling was launched into the air by a blast and slammed back to the earth.

The sergeant emerged from the vehicle and provided covering fire, his actions saving many lives and earning him a medal of valor that Harding had to convince him to accept. The sergeant doesn’t remember anything about that day after the crash.

“To this day, he cannot remember at lunch time whether he had breakfast. And, if he did, what he may have eaten,” Harding said. “While I sent a very literate, smart (non-commissioned officer) over there to be a court reporter, to transcribe statements, he can’t write a complete sentence today. Paragraphs elude him. He’ll be cured someday in the future. I’ve got to have that faith. But we need to remember his service on a day like Memorial Day as well.”

Columbia College’s 10th annual Military Recognition Day ceremony, held four days before Memorial Day, recognized the contributions of all the college’s alumni, students, faculty and staff who have served or are currently serving in the military. Columbia College serves more than 9,000 service members, veterans and military dependents each school year.

The event also included recognition of this year’s 11 recipients of the Colonel Charles E. McGee, Colonel Mike Randerson and Ousley Family Veterans Service Center scholarships, all of which benefit students at Columbia College who are service members, veterans or military family dependents.

The Ousley Family scholarship was established in 2011 and, with this year’s five honorees, has been awarded to 19 students since then. This year’s recipients were: Mark Bayliss (Evening Campus), William Delvalle (Orlando), Michael Guthrie (Whidbey Island), Donald Hines (Lake of the Ozarks) and Christina Yarborough (Hunter Army Airfield). Bayliss, who was in attendance, just finished a six-year stint as an Army National Guardsman and is enlisting for another six. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with the aim of going to nursing school.

Alumnus Greg Ousley (right) presents the Ousley Family Veterans Service Center Scholarship to Evening Campus student Mark Bayliss, who is in the Army National Guard.
(Photo by Kaci Smart)

Bayliss spent some quality time with 1997 Columbia College alumnus Greg Ousley and his family before the ceremony.

“It’s incredible what they’re doing for veterans,” Bayliss said. “A lot of times you leave active duty or come back from deployment and you’re kind of lost. You kind of wander. You don’t know how to go to college, find a job. A lot of these programs that people like the Ousleys have created and helped fund are immaculate. They’re saving a lot of lives out there.”

The three recipients of the Charles E. McGee scholarship were Robert Gustafson (Crystal Lake), Heidi Raymond (Elgin) and Cristhian Restrepo (Orlando), bringing the total number of honorees since its establishment in 2010 to 14.

Sharonda Guzman (Hunter Army Airfield), Kelly Whitley-Roberts (Jacksonville) and Harrison Zamudio (NAS Jacksonville) earned the Mike Randerson scholarship, bringing the total number of recipients since its establishment in 2013 to seven.

After the scholarship presentations, a color guard made up of four Columbia College students — Lance Corporal Landon Miller (Marine Corps reserve), Petty Officer First Class Dustin Beckwith (Navy), Specialist Lynn Crum (Army National Guard) and Staff Sergeant John Penick Sr. (Army reserve) — hoisted the American and Columbia College flags on Bass Commons. The flags were first flown over the college’s location at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, California.

Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple presents the American flag to a color guard composed of Columbia College students.
(Photo by Kaci Smart)

The event concluded with the playing of the bugle call taps, which holds a special resonance for Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple.

A trumpet player as a youth, Dalrymple would be called upon to play taps at Memorial Day celebrations in his home of Waterloo, New York, and the surrounding communities.

“It really affected me more than anything,” said Dalrymple, whose father served in the Army. “I’d even call it a spiritual experience, doing that. I really was just affected by Memorial Day ceremonies, even as a kid. I took it seriously. And I still do, very much.”

Columbia College also served as the host to the finale of the Salute to Veterans Parade on Memorial Day. The parade ended at R. Marvin Owens Field, with parachute teams from the US Army and Canadian Armed Forces landing on the field.

Spring 2017 Semester dean’s list announced

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Academics, Students | 0 comments

Spring 2017 Semester dean’s list announced

Congratulations to the following students who were named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the Spring Semester (January-April 2017)! To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.

Coast Guard Island | Crystal Lake | Day Campus | Denver | Elgin | Evening Campus | Fort Leonard Wood | Fort Sill | Fort Stewart | Fort Worth | Freeport | Guantanamo Bay | Hancock Field | Hunter Army Airfield | Jacksonville | Jefferson City | Kansas City | Lake County | Lake of the Ozarks | Lemoore | Los Alamitos | Mesquite | Moberly | NAS Jacksonville | NS Everett/Marysville | Online Education | Orlando | Patrick Air Force Base | Redstone Arsenal | Rolla | Salt Lake | San Diego | San Luis Obispo | Springfield | St. Louis | Whidbey Island

 

Coast Guard Island – California

First Name
Last Name
Kurt Kuntzmann
Claire Wynkoop
Mariah Beaudoin
Tenari Brown

 

Crystal Lake – Illinois

First Name
Last Name
Jessica Maka
Jim O’Donnell
Katelyn Beeksma
Lorrie Janeczko
Katherine Richter
Kristin Molyneux
Alex Karlin
Alma Landa
Kayla Knaak
Lisa Buechel
Angel Torres
Zackery Sujak
Carissa Stauss
Joanna Sasiadek
Mindy Auld
Jenna Ehrhardt
Blake Dust
Nathalia Henrickson
Kent Groves
Janelle Dunivan
Renee Trojan
Rosemary Arnold
Grant Bidwell
Amanda Allen
Daniel Harridge
Zachary Vande Logt
Ashley Bonni
Yazmin Aceves
Kaitlyn Dorsey
Nicole Liebmann
Tamara Barrera
Jennifer Chicas
Nicole Harris
Phillip Bridges
Brittany Rollins
Kenneth Wiltse
Luis Caba

 

Day Campus – Columbia, Missouri

First Name
Last Name
Gabriela Walton Lecompte
Rachel Gilroy
Joshua Morrison
Anastasia Jung
Jesse Brown
Grey Hayes
Michael Bowen
Reed Sprinkle
Nicolas Reynolds
Jessica Marron
Leah Hoveln
Brandon Root
Allison Krieg
Kelsey Snider
Chloe Tiemann
Nathan Biggs
Taylor Emery
Abigail McCracken
Allison Rieske
Samantha Meyer
Samantha Cavlovich
Samantha Gamache
Seth Schenck
Paige Garrett
Clara Hagedorn
Gabrielle Edwards
Joshua Vitoux
Jacklyn Erger
Evan Johnson
Elizabeth Schimpf
Erin Weaver
McKenzie Gamache
Theresa Decosty
Brittany Fangrow
Lauren Lagemann
Hannah Sutton
Rachel Sullivan
Michael Twellman
Alexis Russell
Anna Weeden
Marisa Reinhold
Emilee Hanne
Alix Ray
Emily Bouldin
Caitlynn Metze
Michael Hazelwonder
Abbegail Robinson
William Vanboening
Kayla Poeling
David Delia
Alyssa Riefesel
Cameron Durst
Kayla Merrell
Cassidy Johnston
Jarrett McCarty
Sawyer Tarr
Mercedes Nute
Katy Cook
Claire Whitney
Raegan Wieser
John Meyer
Timothy Fox
Zachary Felz
Hayden Ludwig
Natalie Dummitt
Hannah Crone
Emily Holt
Joseph Gorombey
Claudia Wall
Lauren McCroskie
Landon Parker
Jacob Thompson
Klarissa McAuley
Bailey Parks
Rebecca Whitworth
Jacob McGinnis
Mollie Wilson
Calah Tackett
Ashley Stiefermann
Zach Burns
Ashley Wood
Tanner Atteberry
Morgan Bowden
Jade John
Kaitlyn Tambke
Christine Chase
Lori Acock
Jordan Hampton
Jesse Simpson
Charlie Hollingsworth
Grace Young
Kelsey Farley
Spencer Wolf
Olivia Little
Ryan Gettler
Jordan Poire
Allyson Metz
Abigail Beshuk
Alyssa Large
Elaine Nelson
Tausha Reed
Justin Odonnell
Kiley Frazier
Cecelia Peters
Morgan Downes
Zoe Parker
Brooke Wooten
Molly Klein
Jessica Scott
Brianna Thompson
Hope Grob
Michael Mehrhoff
Jillian Staton
Julia Rages
Jordan Ulrich
Kaitlyn McHughs
Logan Moore
Theodore Stokes
Samuel Emerson
Kathleen Wright
Sandy Chaidez
Emily Deeken
Omara Ouk
Dung Pham
Anna Remus-Tamerius
Michael Wampler
Molly Carter
Johnny Tadzhibayev
Samantha Thiry
Holli Dieker
Nam Le
James Le
Rachel McKernan
Lacey Kennedy
Miriam Hyde
Eric Levine
Hannah Warburton
Christy Swartz
Kevin Weston
Kavita Surapaneni
Krystian Burlinski
Devin Sander
Jordyn Kendall
Jessica Baldwin
Abigail O’Brien
Anna Ralls
Afifa Saburi
Kristen Tucker
Abigail Brown
Tanner Cranford
Tiffany Weaver
Narges Zare
Kelsey Perry
Jackson Dubinski
Gabrielle Mistretta
Molly-Mae Godwin
Laurie Frew
Megan Carlyle
Joseph Koetting
Kaitlyn Cook
Landon Miller
Andrew Pieper
Sophia Redelfs
Ashley Rippeto
Prince Chingarande
Kelsey Mirts
Roberto Caputo
Renee Brochu
Bret Weise
Jeani Stannard
Edward Jose
Nell Chronister
Danielle Hrdina
Michael Nichols
Andrew Schnagl
Alexandra Flakne
Friederike Dorothea Caroline Albrecht
Genevieve Rothwell
Todd Roberts
Zachary Hutchinson
Jason Mathews
Briana Winn
Lucy Kingsley
Rory James
Brooke Williamson
Bailey Humphreys
Hannah Stambaugh
Thomas Skosky
Rotshak Dakup
Akhil Noel
Khanh Nguyen
Matija Ceraj
Martha Imoniana
Peiyi Liu
Ai Van Nguyen
Saskia Cairnes
Tanisha Lyngdoh
Johanna Mueller
Peter-Klemens Grafe
Deanne Emde
Rachel Emde
Allison Hodge
Zachary McAdams
Daymond Dollens
Victoria Parsons
David Holliday
Katie Blake
Jennifer Hill
Michaela Horstman
Rachel Guse
Austin McBee
Theresa Fuemmeler
Tara Fuemmeler
Mason McCaleb
Elizabeth Brush
Brianna Bogucki
Rebecca Reed
Alexander Roberts
Lauren Richardson
Courtney Bales
Yoko Lea
Carlie Carothers-Black
Jordan Sayre
John Heimann
Anthea Rackley
Kerigan Wessing
Laura Rowe
Sarah Walters
Kaleena Logan
Caroline Kelly
Oran White
Nathan Perkins
Emma Laney
Reagan Paterson
Ashlee Marlatt
Alexis Uffmann
Shannon Gordes
Wade Howser
Bryan Nelson
Alyson Goodale
Brandon Hattaway
Lauren Adams
Carlie Howe
Stacie Torske
Allison Garcia
Iain McTurk

 

Denver – Colorado 

First Name
Last Name
Jeramie-Anne Kream
Tayla Gatewood
Onon Enkhtaivan
Long Nhan Pham Nguyen
Barsha Dahal
Amanda Arias
Donald Haggitt
Eunice Huff
Jordan Isaacs
Richard Duskey
Brian Long
Bishal Shrestha
Eric Reschke
Myles Crane
Jenna Long
Rafia Sagheer
Qubeen Ranabhat
Katelyn Abbott
Oyunbileg Tamir
Rohit Suwal
Cindy Wright
Reema Khatri
Ngim Chhamji Sherpa

 

Elgin – Illinois 

First Name
Last Name
Troy Davidson
Nicholas Hackl
Amanda Hinojosa
Rachel Kinderknecht
Agnieszka Kurzawa
Ashley Dominguez
Khamla Khoxayo
Charles Mercurio
Robyn Stanke
Briannon Schmidt
Claire Bechard
Geraldine Rabey
Kristen Kolodziejski
Stephanie LeRoy
Jose Alvarado
Taylor Lantz
Deizy Horta
Alexandra Fischer
Christina Aagesen
Robert Smith
Janet Gavina
Cassie Wheeler
Katharine Chitwood
Tabitha Lunsford
Jarveen Pearson
Yolanda Del Real
Isaac Phillips

 

Evening Campus – Columbia, Missouri

First Name
Last Name
Rodnese Jones
Nicolas Cook
Niki Freie
Nicole Phillips
Brett Peukert
Victoria Whitaker
Riley Hedberg
Annie Carpenter
Jack Burris
Heather Willman
Edward Harrison
Nichole Murphy
Heather Williams
Kena Lederle
Francesca Nichols
Amy Reed
Carman Seay
Sabrina Blankenship
Carolyn Brewer
Kyle Simpson
Alexis Berhorst
Jennifer Cuvillier
Emily Smith
Chelsea Strope
Brian Smith
Tatyana Salaz
Derik Yeager
Erika Furlong
Matthew Loring
Reba Babicky
Jacqueline Marcink
Beau Eudaly
Ebony Ross
Olatunde Opakunle
Jessica Aversman
Matthew Pry
Chelsea Urie
Jeremy Simkins
Nghia Manning
Laura Dykstra
Gavin O’Blennis
Cynthia Post
Jason Province
Amy Mason
Jodi Ellis
Patricia Creason
Amanda Group
Leslie Campbell
Barbara Raines
Aaron Timma
Angela Hills
Megan Tupper
Abbie Lewis
Amy Strother
Courtney Grissum
Jacalyn Leake
Jenna Stewart
Philip King
Shawn Oberhaus
Linda Moss
David Roberts
Heidi Buxton
Chloe Perkins
Breanna Market
Claire Jeffery
Daryn Stark
Crystal Peterson
Beth Ellison
Nicholas Leonhard
Wenyu Wu
Nicolas Gorham
Derek Landes
Breanna Heidari
Carrie Shackelford
Keegan Ehler
Michael Timpe
Alan Quinones
Tatianna Todd
Jacob Murta
Jeremy Smith
Kerri Payne
Savannah Marlett
Seth Henry
Mendy Mackey
Ashley Meyerpeter
Megan Wampler
Rhys Minnick
Ciera Spencer
David Harper
Lorie McWilliams
Christopher Green
Jeremy Martin
Crystal Nelson
Jacob Vitale
Angela Gay
Melissa Boggan
Taylor Collins
Jesse Beshears
Tiffany Davis
Gwendolyn Cousin
Cristina Newman
Raul Aguilar

 

Fort Leonard Wood – Missouri

First Name
Last Name
Aleksandar Trenchovski
Maria Howard
Gerardo Sanchez
Melvin Cherry
Jackeline Casanova
Kenneth Carman
Anna Parton
Steven Nard
Brook Townsend
Mary Box
Shawndelin Hall
Brenda Lewis
Janet Serna
Diana Dickinson
Brittney Evelyn
Daniel Arnold
Kristie Williams
Meredith Bahr
Serge McAvoy
Romario Dixon
Justin Keziah
Sean Matteson
Arthur Alvarez
Alexus Vire
Timothy Johnson
Sharon Greathouse
Adam McCroy
Othoniel Brown-Ramos
Reina Donna Carrillocirilo
Hannah Siegel
Aaron Oakes
Tervon Dorsey
Marquis Dorsey
James Johnson
Jeremy Martin
Thomas Feagin
Taylor Olson
Steven Hughes
Edita Thomas
Rhonda Nordeoff
Amanda Weibring
Maria Paramo
Emma Hargrow
Karen Shackleford
Zackery Williams
Justin Chadbourne
LaShondra Kendrick
Christopher Janes
Leonard Turnbough
Gerald Clinton
Demeeka Cobb
Nancy Nogueras
Shelly Tester
Danielle Civitello
Jarred Zalewski
Jennifer Carpenter
Clayton Nagel
Christopher Thornley
Tanya Sheffield
Joseph Weibring
Javier Vara
Carl Rogers
Jackline Sandlin

 

Fort Sill – Oklahoma 

First Name
Last Name
Milton Morales
Dejavon Torres
Bobbi Case
Ingrull Sherman
Brandon Garrett
Nilsa Gonzalez
Billy Vance
Andrew McCaslin
Maira Sanchez

 

Fort Stewart – Georgia

First Name
Last Name
Tyrone Conyers
Sabrina Schuller
Tyson Knotts
Debbie Speed-Simmons
Kawana Wilcox
Rocio Rodriguez
Frank Garner
Michael Johnston
Saudi Plowdeniz
Roger Jones
John Williams
Nicole Morris
Bruce Battle
Kiesha McLean
Gwendolyn Clark
Charles Stephens
Boubacar Ndiaye
Jessica Ledford
Tonja Watson
Todd Hamm
Enrico Maschino
Latoya Bacon
Rayniel Johnson
Staycee Thomas
Monique Chessier
Philip Laurel
Leticia Inniss
Mary Clark
Katelyn Rawls
Gabriel Gomezalmonte
Christopher Jones
Abena Kankam
Charity Greer
Sydney Oden
Leslie Cobb
Jean Ronoh
Annette Mitchell
Leonard Russell
Crystal Holthaus
Vanessa Silverman
Amber Phinney
Ray Jones
Jennetta Hill
Sarahanne Dalton
Cory Earl
Isaih Thomas
Jenelle Palmer
Betty Jones
Tiffany Brown
Derek Allen
Delese Garrett
Donavan Cann
Cullen Dixon
Jacob Sparrows
Jessica Joshua
Kash McKinney
Kimberly Jenkins
Nadja Hollister
Alana Barton

 

Fort Worth – Texas

First Name
Last Name
Morgan Dandreano
Van Bayless
Donald Pruitt
Greg Ellerman
Bruce Harding
Albany Harris
Jason Carlson
Michele Duncan-Grays
Pedro Vasquez
Jessica Kelly
Marcell Smith
Leon Daniels
Agustin Gurrusquieta
Anthony Mrha
Bethany Jones
Jennifer Thompson
Kevin Shirley
Guadalupe Rangel
Mark Johnson
Zechariah Underwood
Randall Cummings
Christine Landers
Crystal Boykins
James McHugh
Collin Robinson
George Kinlein
Mladenka Baki
Jason Fowler
Christopher Guerrero
Allen Jackson
Chad Jackson
Douglas Moebus
Courtney Bieghler
Norma Myers
Oscar Camarillo
Porsche Thompson
Erica Bennett
Donovan Waldrop
Christen Beniak
Vickie Doane
Amanda Buckler
Monique Alston

 

Freeport – Illinois

First Name
Last Name
Leah Dixon
Lauren Jacobs
Elizabeth Wilson
Joseph Nagel
Grayce Rademaker
Alyssa Hess
Nina Harrigan
James Gaereminck
Jennifer Derouin
Paul Cardona
Jodi Taylor
Marta Pearson
Phillip Kneeland
Teresa Sadar
Lucille White
Margarita Perez
Amanda Clark

 

Guantanamo Bay – Cuba

First Name
Last Name
Melissa Battle
Justin Garza
Justin Oleson

 

Hancock Field – New York

First Name
Last Name
Cory Hisel
Wayne Smith
Casey Schumacher
Kelly Carley
Alisha Kent
Jaclyn Rawlins
Victoria Dwyer
Martha Reynolds
Anthonia Butcher
Tonya Erhart
Sean Behm
Jessica Webber
Anthony Racciatti
Kimberly Johnson
Amanda Akin
Alex D’ Amore
Amanda Santaferra-Mccarthy
Andrew Watling
Gabrielle Giocondo
Shannon Hampton
Monica Shaw
Olivia MacNaughton
Molly Sowers
Nathaniel Brown
Maria Maldonado
Samantha Wightman
Lawrence Partlow
Kevin Monds
Douglas Murdie
Lisa Forbes
James Snell
Richard Accardi
Heather Wyatt
Erik Sexton
Tyler Heggelke

 

Hunter Army Airfield – Georgia

First Name
Last Name
Peter Eady
Anthony Orr
Jeanclaude Disney
Stephen Tonge
Francisca Dearman
Khieda Brown
Christopher Colvin
Samantha Rietzke
Tammie Hardy
Nikolle Johnson
Anthony Lott
Lysa Lott
Jessica Schulze
Michael Thomas
Miguel Rivera
Sergio Ahuyon
Anna Coggins
Odrae Barrett
Christina Yarborough
Sharonda Guzman
Patrick Walker
Timothy Green
Crystal Marrero
Lazaro Rodriguez
Aaron Dickerson
Jared Standridge
Anthony Ford
Kami Jackson
James Froncak
Paul Lamanna
Arverna Slaughter
Daysha Whyte

 

Jacksonville – Florida 

First Name
Last Name
John Roberts
Matthew Sherrill
Shana Bell
Jovanni Charlton Crowl
Joseph Starr
Marie Grace Calinisan
Francene Coakley
Charlotte Harris
Anastacio Gonzalez
Lana Bagaturov
Mary Peoples
Steven Hollis
Briauna Green

 

Jefferson City – Missouri

First Name
Last Name
Diana Haines
Jennifer Kremer
Mary Niemeier
Terri Pearson
Adam Weis
Zachary Kueffer
Shawna Rippee
Kelsey Boeckman
Caitlan Elley
Carrie Herold
Tyna Chavez
Tiffany Farris
Robert Lueckenotte
Elizabeth Anderson
Jasmine Willett
Alexander Luebbert
Hailey Stumpe
Margaret Ponder
Samuel Ponder
Megan Hentges
Nikki Graham
Elyssa Luebbering
Katelyn Otto
Cynthia Mackey
Nathan Buhr
Jeremy Prenger
Justin McGuire
Robert Johnson
Whitney Dickman
Tyler Watson
Megan Thomas
Sydney Adams
Shayna Sinor
Kelsey Patterson
Lisa Pratt
Michael Johnson
Teresa Brown
Matthew Finton
April Mertens
Joanne Lewis
Brenda Campbell
Amanda Doron
Allison Redel
Krystal Kronk
Jason Henderson
Adam Koestner
Nikki Wrinkles
Christopher Clarkston
Zoe Russom
Tracina Harrison
Michael Freeman
Tynesha Hardin
Jared Cowley
Jennifer Doyle
Dana Riley
James Pinkston
Jennifer Steinmetz
Dalton Ponder
John Killion
Kayla Holtmeyer
Kenneth Barnes
Sarah Pippins
Gabrielle- Renee Lehmuth
John Jenkins
Christie Tellman
Ryan Hawkins
Erin Schmutz
Nichole Schnelting
Zachery Harris
Laura Davis
Jessica Baumhoer
William Lockhart
Coleen Hastings
Alara Wilbers
Cynthia Adkins
Benjamin Phelps
Jamie Goff
Francis Birkner
Rachel Owen
Melanie Nash

 

Kansas City – Missouri

First Name
Last Name
Jessica Harwood
Olivia Christensen
Brandon Payne
Andrew Neer
Stephanie Frazier
Sarah Musick
Tiffanie Foster
Sylvia Wightman
Michael Trent
Stacey Lankard
Heidi Martin
Deborah Hokanson
Alissa Caponetto
Amanda Martinez
Jessica Ritter
Curtis Cattau
Sean Shaffer
Francis Che
Tina Lachance
Lucas Wagner
Jennifer Kohl
Jennifer Vance

 

Lake County – Illinois

First Name
Last Name
Shervonna Rhodes
Tieshma Higgins
Melvin Smith
Shernell Stewart
Victoria Hedlund
Sean O’Toole
Chastity Mitchell
Matthew Rodbro
Amy Randell
Irma Nava
Alejandro Nava
Aleesha Sink
John Fruelda
Ashford Devost
Gavin Cichy
David Berry
Stephen Hyatt
Edward Sparks
Margie Mendoza
Hannah Marschall
Linda Trojan
Marie Lawler
Tanya Morris
Megan Smith
Caitlyn Hayes
Amanda Quinton
Christopher Youngren
Kathryn Brown
Ivia Ortega
Cynthia Zepeda
Ainsley McClerren
Jennifer Hillary
Erica Flores
Kelly Golien
Ivan Hernandez-Arizmendi
Janet Montes
Anna Runyen
Cherami Fabian
Rene Marfil
Jenny Devaughn
Michael Jurijczuk
Yasmin Aguiar
Heather Coffelt

 

Lake of the Ozarks – Missouri 

First Name
Last Name
Crystal Hardey
Cody Rowcliff
Elisha Lewis
Mary Ann Moore
Donna Puckett
Crystal Wilson
Donald Hines
Robert Bowling
Annette Moorhead
Katherine Peterson
Salina Puckett
Stephanie Nance
Chera Craig
Jesica Burch
Jennifer Bowling
Melinda Wilson
Kristie Shrieves
Kenton Bohon
Heather Abbott
Elizabeth Bradfield
Amanda Wood
Launa Walters
Allysa Valley
Macey Imler
Eric Tyler
Shannon Galiley
Parker Rowe
Michael Kramer
Jenna Rozinek
Nichole Hanks
Keith Gipson
Victoria Wilson
Emily Ball
Jenesy Morales
Nicole Roe
Frances Mallory-Perry
Derric Vonderschmidt
Abigail Blickhan
Stephanie Penachio
Calvin Massey
Allyssa Rodrigo
Jake Young
Brandon Keith
Olivia Hayes
Ann-Marie Holleman
John Howard
Terri Forsythe
Amber Denkler
Douglas Krieger
Holly Esposito
Alyssa Buttner
Janaye Robertson
Kainoa Stankus
Lesli Hendrix
Maci Parrack
Leslie Foster
Reba Millam
Taylor Brown

 

Lemoore – California

First Name
Last Name
Lauren Cantor
Jose Garcia
Ashley Hill
James McFetridge
Brett Kollmann
Beau Avila
John Ingraham
Lindsey Duncan
Nicholas Gaeta
Kimberly Traugott

 

Los Alamitos – California

First Name
Last Name
Aaron Buss
Pamela Mousseau
Karen Ardon
Charles Powell
James Borm
Kaleah King
William Luck
Alejandro Vargas
Angel Marini
Stanley Jenkins
Juan Saray
Kyle Slominski
Jesse Sluder

 

Mesquite – Texas

First Name
Last Name
Jose Antonio Alvarez Valdivieso
Tanya McMahon
Randee Maples
Tonya Beamon
Tamika Glover
Vicente Vega
Felicia Desio
Kimberly Zieba
Tiffany Zieba
James Zieba

 

Moberly – Missouri 

First Name
Last Name
Kara Bichsel
Kallie Harlow
Derick Vollrath
Danyelle Randolph
Ella Mae McCallum
Ashley Eravi
Shane Nanneman

 

NAS Jacksonville – Florida

First Name
Last Name
Lamarc Trask
Joseph Burgess
Danielle Lindsay
Wallace Paschal
Orlando McMiller
David McConnell
Adan Gancerez
Lorena Gancerez
Roy Brown
Robert Bardroff
Dean Schoenrock
Joseph Keich
Shaun Malcolm
Harrison Zamudio
Sarita Pringle
Tywinna Horton
Matthew Wess
Daphne Guzman
Sheila Williams
Roderick Campbell
Eric Spanninger

 

NS Everett/Marysville – Washington 

First Name
Last Name
Ashley Bryant
Duane Jones
Larious Norwood
Charles Henry
Dennis Morgan
Matthew Lindhorst
Patricia Samsel
Vickie Cozby
Sherri Gregory
Shawn Ellison
Christy Tala
Laura Wheeler
Dante Magolhado
Jason Sanders
Rafael MacIntosh
Caesar Perez
Angela Davis
Adrian Noel
Kylie Bloedel
Jason Powell
Victor Pendt
Eric Welter
Lindsay Hernandez
Aaron Norman

 

Online Education 

First Name
Last Name
Sherliner Noelien
Matthew Botelho
Jonathan Smith
Carrie Vita
Rachel Williams
Brooke Johnson
Charles Herron
Taylor Lewis
Sarah Lewis
Ashraf Ahmed
Bolivar Hernandez
Patricia Skinner
Steven Curet
Deidre Day
Alison Parthey
Kevin Noyes
Alexis Kuberski
Kevin Williams
Dennis Hayes
Alexandra Leclair
Sarajean Gatch
Jamie Innes
Gerald Doughty
Lucas Lunsmann
Kristina Chappell
Garrett Mayernik
Carol Reece
Tammy Moore
Germaine Evans
Tiffany Fuller
Alison Nitti
Samuel Montalvo
David Thurn Valsassina
Crystal Cook
Kevin Irons
Jennifer Clemmons
Jean O’Brien
Alana Yearsich
Susan Dietsch
Layla McMillon
Elizabeth Molizon
Kristy Ladouceur
Corey Beardsley
Alexander Lovato
Tosha Brown
Amanda Morrison
Valorie Rudolph
Allison Brooks
Brian Redman
Heather Yount
Christopher Yount
Misti Roberts
Haydee Greeno
Nicole Barnett
Lizeyka Garcia
Tara Mathis
Katy Pilkenton
Eleanor Dioso
Leon Welcome
Scott Wilson
Curtis Mitchell
Marie Salanitro
Breanna Alderson
Natalie Marin
Sonja Bryant
Monica Coman
Stacey Rogers
Tiffany Knighten
Tabitha Young
Jessica Valentine
Amanda Holloway
Sandrene Anthony
Benjamin Buchanan
Barry Ranft
Jeremy Davis
Dori Parker
Patrick Sprague
Nichole Meister
Desmond Sprowl
Deniesha Chapman
Raymond Borden
Sarah Mills
Sharaya Hills
Erica Melchin
Donald MacPhail
Rebecca Schrooten
Elizabeth Peterman
Kimberly Nelson
Tiffany Myers
Zachary Love
Julia Grant
Andrew Hogenson
Aaron White
Shelley Cook
Jeremy Meyerson
Teresa Richardson
Kylie Sigrist
Jennifer Panek
Jayona Sayachack
Hannah Slocum
Marion Sabum
Eliza Habon
Charles Buell
Kathryn Ruble
Erin Lowe
Stephannie Neumann
John Gaither
William Hutton
Katherine Braddock
Danielle Peterson
Alexia Rowe
Barbara O’Connor
Melissa Helmig
Kaitlyn Crawford
Julie Zgiet-Ellis
Evelio Valdespino
Ambria Turner
Ronda Ostrander
Zachary Flowers
Michael Nunnery
Georgia Hearn
Beverly Wideman
Meagan Hografe
Brandon Milatovic
Julie Moellering
Melisa Fielder-Spence
Patricia Wells
Amanda Morris
Angela Yelton
William Wise
Thomas Crawford
Melissa Pigg
Tiffany Lowes
Jason Wilhelm
Anna Nash
Brianna Green
Kenneth Rodriguez
Jorden Phillips
Riley Smarr
Coli Creach
Melissa Warren
Angeline Fair
Stephanie VanHooser
Lauren Kliethermes
Tyler Slover
Christina Barron
Kathryn Nieto
Nicole Riley
Eric Decker
Jill Price
Christopher Ottinger
Nicholas Pena
Robyn Aldridge
Abigail Branum
Kendall Schler
Thomas Malloy
Michelle Allphin
Thomas Webster
Andrea Thacher
Bridget Biesemeyer
Kurt Barnes
Cole Russum
Anthony Davis
Sumer Decker
Rebecca Scholting
Melissa Ballow
Jacquilin Fenton
Daryn Hofstetter
Luke Brown
Jack Linthicum
Anna Love
Clifford Stump
Rian Booyer
Alisha Escobedo
Erin Peppiatt
Katie Fulton
Jolivette Williams
Tiffany Haines
Annalise Jimmerson
Jennifer Braun
Jared Alwyn
Jordan Sanders
Johnathan Barajas
Marcus Drayton
Katarina Ruby
Valerie Boyette
Naomi Calvin
Wilma Pittman
Dwyana Lewis
David Hunter
Heather Johnson
Conner Mastry
Matthew Thomas
Aaradhana Kc
Charles Sencenbaugh
Deanna Diambrosio
Melissa Becker
Zachery Penzone
Robert Lindblad
Zachary Kaiser
Katie Poche
Kayla Crabtree
Crystal Herald
Eric Nelson
Rachel Lane
Daniel Havenar
Tiffany Jefferis
Crystal Keiley
Sheila Strahorn
Alexis Larsen
Anthony Sully
Lucy Alvarado
Amanda Kaufman
Alexander Beals
Andrew Thomas
Chelsea Howard
Katalina Chaparro
Matthew Nelson
Kyle Alston
Armando Gonzalez
Sheryl Heyser
Ryan Twidwell
Sarah Kohl
Stephanie Ogles
Jennifer Connelly
Lynda Negrete
David Bradley
Kathryn Kaatz
Nicholas Barker
Crystal Sapp
Allison Hernandez
Emory Massie
Leon Briggs
Melanie Carroll
Jeremiah Taylor
Kenneth Drake-Sargent
Laurentiis Pamplona
Kenneth Putney
Aleina Bergford
Zachary Siedling
Tessa Smith
Stephanie Harrell
Jennifer Daniels
Samantha Einarson
Ronald Larson
Ashley Hansen

 

Orlando – Florida

First Name
Last Name
Latonya Harris
Rolonda Carmichael
William Turgeon
Renee Upson
Latiffany Woods
Nakia Pearson
Najee Owens
Shanez Farrington-Bennett
Kristina Edwards
Deidre Barnes
Brittany Myers
Lanequia Jennings
Adrian Hamilton
Dalhia Frederick
Dorothy Williams
Stephanie Smith
Shaniqua Jacobs
Andera Marshall
Sonya Maye
Angelo Nieves
Dustin Driskell
Lasnowda Garrett
Antonio Thomas
Marvin Greene
William Delvalle
Coretta Cort
Sharri Antoniazzi
Tiffany Brinson
Asseel Jedian
Octavia Gibson
Saransh Nandakumar
Kimberly Horton
Nakisha Hopkins
Angela Lyons
Angela Thomas
Chance Wingo
Joel Christian
Gerardo Negron-Martinez
Lauren Ciervo
Rhiana Roncone
Jeffrey Hofferberth
Eric Duncan
Jeryis Tadros

 

Patrick Air Force Base – Florida 

First Name
Last Name
James Panzone
Jeremy Sinnemaki
Elizabeth Richardson
Robert Bray
Alica Zalanka

 

Redstone Arsenal – Alabama

First Name
Last Name
Elizabeth Kennedy
Torria Cason
Joshua Gibson
Lee Glaser
Scott Hoyle
Michael Nance
Susan Nance
Teresa Ellis
Sheneka Henry
Donald Jones
Adam Kettell
Ladarrius Coleman
Peter Ponvelle
Judy Olvera
Zachary Isper
Courtney Ponvelle
Robyn Hart
Maria Mina
Michael Jackson
Cody Moyers
Karla Starnes
David Williams
Kayla Hausherr
Michelle Fore
Paul Gandy
Wade Harris
Shequila Radcliff
Jolanda Cotton
Alexey Sazonov
Michael Powell

 

Rolla – Missouri

First Name
Last Name
Dustin Reed
James Zeiger
Nathan Ridenhour
Lucinda Heck
Caylee Thomas
Ashley Dowdy
Ashley Brooks
John Barton
Heather Die
Megan Swarnes
Alexis Francis
Michael Hamm
Nathaniel Graham
Isaiah Bruemmer
Elijah Rychtarczyk
Sarah Webb
Jacquelyn Rucker
Brendan Snodgrass
Kelli Mabe
Kathleen Donnell
Adam Carey
Derek Zboran
Jacqueline Zboran
Sarah Smith
Carla Gorman
Michelle Simpson
Cody McCray
Candace Harris
Tammy Henson
William Weible
John King
Christopher McQuillan
Linda Shasserre
Paul Wood
Shayla Snodgrass
Joyce Kilmer

 

Salt Lake – Utah

First Name
Last Name
Allison Peterson
Alyson Ady
Kacy Gorham
Gerel Altankhuyag
Ronald Gansemer
Todd Blanchard
Oleksandra Rudenko
Alexander Evstratov
Daniel Anusiem-Nzenwa
Achiterdene Gankhuyag
Mario Sanhueza
Rafael Moreira
Luis Aguilar
Sharad Bhattarai
Ricky Bonnette
Lucas Virhuez Nunez
Teresa Renfro
Manju Lama
Felipe Soares
David Naylor
Karol Cintra
Janette Serdar
Bikash Shrestha
Camila Matos
Anna Hunt
Matthew Evans
Paulo Alexandre
Silvia Ardon
Jesus Lamas
Pengyu Cui
Yun Yang
Iryna Lychko
Maria Barraza
Gladston Ribeiro
Noosha Shahini
Monica Morales Saldana
Michelle Anthony
Nichole Johnson
Andrea Huber
Qingfu Ye
D Robertson
Zukhra Chalimova
Yen Nguyen
Estefania Guijarro
David Perez

 

San Diego – California

First Name
Last Name
Corey Williams
Shanna Schievenin
Madelaine Baughman
Estela Beecham
Ceroromo Bragg
Eugenia Turner
Feng Guo
Jesenia Rosales
Jonathan Bolz
Grecilen Castilloventura
Jodie Craig
Kevin Price
Mark O’Loughlin
Antonio Milord
David Rogers
Scott Buraus
Michelle Sutton
Amy Mintert
Martha Hernandez
Martin Rodriguez
Amanda Morton
Joseph Lagioia
Daniel Wood
Brooke Peterman
Kelly Garmer
Danielle Zrelak
Christopher Nunez
Alejandro MacIas
Anne Kehoe
Ernest Twigg
Cephas Banini
Nicholas Green
Robert Purnell
Leonor Gonzalez Lopez

 

San Luis Obispo – California

First Name
Last Name
Crystal Diaz
Kelly Christopherson
Susannah McDonald
Emanuela Wilkinson
Mattie Davis
Shiloh Huntsucker
Nora Ramirez
Tammy Sanchez
Brian Corson

 

Springfield – Missouri

First Name
Last Name
Shara Stephens
Kristopher Taylor
Amanda Walker
Christen Tracy
David Bossler
Garet Nunan
Carrie Jordan
Kristi Holland
Travis Phares
Melany Sims
Kristy Stanton
Jonathan James
Darrell Tomlinson

 

St. Louis – Missouri

First Name
Last Name
Akeyla Womack
Hanifah Saalik
Jasmine Cooley
Kody Yates
Veronica Fosdick
Danielle Calvin
William Cheeks
Anna Kampmann
Ashley Robinson
Ladarryon Brown
Cortney Groaning
Cornell Randle
Tawana East
Aaron Jackson
Shalonda Blanchard
Keiza Taylor
Sean Conners
Jason Rockwell
Jasmine Kimbrough-Brown
Taniesha Stennis
Brandy Roddy
Charles Grellner
Michelle Woods
Khimmel Blount
Lawanda Ficklin
Marva Robinson
Teresa Holmes
Jeremy Crane
Denise Wilson
Kimberly Jefferson
Terrine Declue
Doretta Easter-Sykes
Beverly VanHook
Michelle Dixon
Christopher McGennis
David Evans
Jamie Thorn
Kimberly Stanner
James Dorman
Logan Shively
Tonya Courtois
Keith Schmidt
Kayla Wilson

 

Whidbey Island – Washington

First Name
Last Name
Ryann Hoard
Claire Sagers
Brittany Sather
Corey George
Ariel Crawford
Rachel Crawford
Daniel Russell
Jacqueline Wilson
Aurora Kellerhals
Adam Allard
Daniel Brown
Catalina Pratt
William McCracken
Sabrina Mier
David McInnis
William Stein
Rachel Gonzalez
Brandi Hall
Allison Bennion
Courtney Boone
Brittany Rogers
Jessica Jiles
Miguel Gomez
Desiree Vega
Michael Consolver
Brittney Crumpler

Elizabeth Dennis: Creating confident writers

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Elizabeth Dennis: Creating confident writers

By Maria Haynie

According to tradition, a certain Phoenician prince named Cadmus became both the founder of the city of Thebes and the introducer of an alphabet and writing to the Greeks. While adjunct instructor Elizabeth Dennis may not claim ancient Olympian powers, she has diverse gifts that she brings to her writing and mythology students at Columbia College-Kansas City.

“When students leave my class, they know their weaknesses and what they need to improve upon with their writing,” Dennis said. “But most importantly, they know their strengths as a writer and how effective they can be as a writer, whatever class they next take.”

Her current English 111, 112 and 210 students often represent a variety of majors, so part of her quest is to accommodate the diversity of interest, skill and level of writing confidence. Dennis has adopted a teaching style she describes as a “discussion/workshop based approach.” She structures her class around key texts and expects her students to come ready to discuss the materials. As she guides the conversation, the students “teach” her what they have learned, which both improves their grasp of the concepts and their ability to express themselves.

“I have taught for 13 years, and I love teaching students at Columbia College,” Dennis said.

Dennis earned her Bachelor of Arts in Letters, with a minor in French, from the University of Oklahoma and her Master of Arts in Literature, with a specialization in women’s studies, from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She squeezes time for her hobbies, reading and cooking, around her work as a paralegal in an estate planning attorney’s office and her teaching career.

Dennis treasures the opportunity the classroom gives her to help students access their own muses and empowering them to value their own creativity and writing.

“My favorite thing about teaching students at Columbia College is the enjoyment I feel when students come to my class apprehensive about writing and leave confident in their writing abilities and unique talents,” Dennis said.

 

Alumni Awards banquet honors outstanding graduates

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Alumni, Featured Story | 0 comments

Alumni Awards banquet honors outstanding graduates

Randy Sanchez was in for a bit of a surprise during a recent campus tour. He and the group he was with stopped to look at a mural containing scenes from days of Columbia College past, and Sanchez found a picture of his younger self and a couple of his classmates staring back at him.

Alumni award winners (from left) Anna Gotangco Osborn, Rena Day, Randy Sanchez and Janette Roberts Nichols
(Photo by Kaci Smart)

The faces had changed considerably since his graduation in 1983, as had the Columbia College campus he was touring. But the friendships remained.

“Who would’ve thought that these guys are going to be my lifelong friends?” Sanchez said at the Alumni Awards Banquet and Presentation on April 21. “They were in my wedding, I was in their weddings. Long-lasting friendships are probably the thing I cherish the most about Columbia College. I wouldn’t give it up for the world. I had such a great experience.”

Sanchez and the other three alumni award winners all stressed the role Columbia College played in shaping who they are during acceptance speeches in front of a crowd of about 70 people at the Dulany Hall Banquet Room. President Scott Dalrymple, Alumni Relations Director Ann Merrifield and Columbia College Alumni Association Advisory Board President Joshua Muder ’99 helped honor the evening’s award recipients.

Sanchez, the general manager of the Coronado Center shopping mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the Professional Achievement Award, Rena Day ’05 earned the Jane Froman Courage Award, Janette Roberts Nichols ’00 and ’02 won the Community Service Award, and Anna Gotangco Osborn ’91 earned the Distinguished Alumni Award.

All received standing ovations after their acceptance speeches.

“It only takes a second to be the difference in someone’s life,” Nichols said. “Choose to be the difference.”

Nichols, who earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College, is now a regional recruiter for the school and an adjunct criminal justice professor.

Coming from a military family, Nichols has made it her life’s mission to help support servicemembers and veterans through philanthropic enterprises such as Central Missouri Honor Flight and Missouri Patriot Paws, an organization that works to train and provide service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.

“Working with servicemembers from pre-deployment to post-deployment, you see the families working together, but you also see the sacrifices they’re making as well,” Nichols said. “When they return with disabilities related to their service, it’s our responsibility to serve them.”

Day moved from her home in Azerbaijan to the United States in 2000, with only $43 in her pocket. After earning a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Arkansas, where she had received a scholarship from the prestigious Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, she earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia College and eventually started her own Edward Jones investment company branch in Monticello, Arkansas.

“I started from zero,” Day said. “I knocked on more than 2,000 doors to build up my client base.”

Osborn never thought she wanted to be a teacher until taking classes at Columbia College. Former Dean for Student Affairs Faye Burchard asked her to volunteer reading to elementary schoolers and, while Osborn came away from the experience confident she couldn’t handle teaching second graders, she also took away a passion for spreading the joy of reading.

The whole time she lived in Hughes Hall on campus, she never realized Jefferson Middle School sat right across the street. Now, she teaches reading there.

“Instead of giving them a book, it’s teaching them to choose a book,” Osborn said. “It’s kind of like, ‘Do you give someone a fish or teach them how to fish?’”

This past year, she was selected as one of 11 education leaders nationally to be a Heinemann Fellow. She plans to use the fellowship to conduct research projects in the classroom and meet with other educational leaders to learn teaching methods and problem-solving tactics.

She said Columbia College remains an integral part of her life, through the support of such figures as associate professor of education Dr. Teresa VanDover, First Lady Tina Dalrymple — who has been instrumental in securing book donations to Jefferson Middle School — and associate professor of human services Dr. Lia Willis, who puts on programs with Osborn’s students to show them the attainability of a college education.

Osborn closed her speech by reading a poem she wrote about her time at Columbia College.

“I am those moments, seeds planted long ago in a moment called Columbia College,” she concluded.