April spotlightMara Roberts, assistant dean for Academic Affairs, is participating in the 2014 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge. The program recognizes women who are accomplished in their fields and committed to a life of learning and personal growth. Participation in the yearlong program is by invitation only. Read more about it here.

Mike Sleadd, professor and chair of the art department, is featured in an art exhibition at the University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota. The work was on display through March 28.

Nollie Moore, instructor of music, was named to the Missouri Symphony Society board of directors.

Columbia College’s online bachelor’s degree programs, master’s degree in teaching and MBA programs were recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Online Education Programs list.

Beth Hastings, web designer, was appointed by Dr. Terry Smith to the City of Columbia’s Public Transit Advisory Commission. This two-year appointment provides an opportunity for Columbia College students and staff to have a voice in decisions made about public transit in Columbia.

Marketing brought home top honors in the 29th Annual Educational Advertising Awards hosted by HMR Publications Group. Produced in partnership with BVK, Columbia College received Best of Show in the Integrated Marketing category for its Defending Education campaign, part of Go for Greater®.

Scott McMahon, assistant professor of art, was one of 50 artists accepted out of 329 applicants to attend a two-week artist residency at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine.

Carrie Steckl, adjunct instructor of human services at Columbia College-Lake County, was the keynote speaker at the Illinois and Iowa QuadCity Family Caregiver Conference. Her lecture was titled “Caregiver Stress: Ten Ways Our THinking Gets the Better of Us.”