Vanessa Butler


Vanessa Butler has been out of school for more than 40 years.

Come next fall, she will be a college student.

She applied to Columbia College after “becoming bored” during the pandemic. The decision was an overdue favor to herself.

“So now that I am stable, and grounded, it is time for me to do the things I should have done,” she said.

Bryan McCarthy, Director of Recruiting and Enrollment for Columbia College, admires Butler’s passion to learn something new.

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