Dear Columbia College Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that we have lost another member of the Columbia College community. Sadly, student Shelby Meyer died in a tragic accident early Saturday morning off-campus. Shelby was from Festus, Missouri, a member of the Women’s Volleyball Team and had just transferred to Columbia College this semester from Mineral Area Community College. We want to extend our sincerest condolences to Shelby’s family, friends, and teammates.

This is a very difficult time for our campus community with the tragic loss of two of our students in as many weeks, and we want to be able to support the students, faculty, and staff who are dealing with the loss of a friend, teammate, classmate and student. Our Counselors from Wellness, Health and Counseling Services will be available throughout the day Monday in Dorsey Chapel, and will be visiting each of Shelby’s classes throughout the week. If you know of anyone who wishes to speak to a counselor after Monday, or is need of additional support, please encourage them to visit Wellness, Health and Counseling Services on the 2nd floor of the Atkins Holman Student Commons or call (573) 875-7423. Information about memorial services for Shelby will be shared once we know them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Shelby’s family and all of those whose lives have been touched by knowing her.

In sadness,


Dr. Scott Dalrymple
President, Columbia College