JuneSpotlightAt the Student Affairs Night of Recognition, Dr. Aurelien Mauxion, assistant professor of sociology, was named “Friend of Student Affairs,” and Britta Wright, director of international student services, was named “Advisor of the Year.”

Amy Earl, senior marketing coordinator, and Debbie Nutt, systems operations associate, will attend commencements at the Patrick Air Force Base and Orlando campuses in July. They are attending as participants in the 2014 Customer Service Committee Staff Appreciation Visit.

A paper written by Danielle Langdon, assistant professor of art, was accepted to the 2014 Southeastern College Art Conference. She will present the paper in Sarasota, Florida, in October. Langdon was also recently featured in a profile in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Alisa Buck, director of data services, was quoted in an article in University Business magazine on the safety of digital documents.

Marketing received a Communicator Award of Excellence for “Young Americans” in the video commercial category and a Communicator Award of Distinction for its internal marketing blog in the content marketing blog category.

An article written by Peter Monacell, assistant professor of English, has been accepted for publication in one of the two top journals in the study of contemporary writing in English. “John Ashbery and Hyper-pastoral Suburbia” will be published in Contemporary Literature.

Hermes logoColumbia College had a strong presence in the Hermes Creative Awards, receiving a total of 12 awards — platinum, gold and honorable mentions. These awards recognized the work and participation of a myriad of departments in the college, including Alumni Relations; Events, Protocol & Design; Public Relations; and Registration and Financial Services. People recognized for their involvement in winning projects include Jeff Branscom, Dr. Tonia Compton, Celia Darrough, Laura Daugherty, Brandi Herrman, Sheena Kendrick, Leslie Kennon, Holly Kite, Nollie Moore, Kaci Smart, Dr. Terry Smith and Jennifer Truesdale.

The Columbia College Relay for Life team raised more than $1,600 for the fight against cancer through its spring garage sale. Keep an eye out for the fall sale in September.