By Brittaney Todd, director, Columbia College-Fort Sill

Alma Olivo is our amazing Student Support Assistant here at Fort Sill, who has been working in our offices since May 2014. If you have visited our offices you were likely greeted by Alma’s happy and inviting smile. If you haven’t had the privilege of meeting Alma you should stop by, have a cup of coffee, and get to know her a little better.

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Alma was born in Fort Campbell in 1994, where her childhood as an Army brat began. As a military child Alma had the privilege of calling many places home, to include Kentucky, Texas, Germany, Florida, Puerto Rico, and Oklahoma. She ended up graduating high school in Tampa, Florida, before moving back to Lawton/Fort Sill after her dad retired from the Army in 2012.

Once back in Lawton, Alma and her family decided it was time to put down their roots. She started waitressing at a local Puerto Rican restaurant, El Fogon Caribeno, which was the perfect job to match her spunky and friendly personality. She also began attending Cameron University to pursue a Bachelor in Business Administration.

In 2014 our office had the opportunity to hire Alma as our Student Support Assistant; an excellent addition to our Columbia College family. Since starting with us, Alma has earned her Associate in Business Administration and her Bachelor of Science in Management. When Alma is not in the office going above and beyond to help our students, she is likely enjoying her free time with her two fur babies. Happy, 7 years old, and Paige, 6 years old, keep their mom very busy. They often spend their free time planting, hiking in the refuge, collecting flowers, or just catching up on Netflix. Alma also enjoys spending time with friends and cooking for them (Puerto Rican tendencies)! Also, don’t forget to read the rest of the articles in this month’s newsletter in the column on the right!

Congratulations to our dean’s list honorees!
We are proud to honor the Fort Sill members of the Spring 2021 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. See the list