In addition to our students and alumni, our employees are some of Columbia College’s biggest and best assets. Below is the list of the employees who joined the college or transitioned positions during the first six months of 2021. Welcome to the new employees and congratulations to those who changed roles!

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New Associates

  • Caroline Schemmer started as Enrollment Counselor-CCG in Admissions on January 19, 2021.
  • Joseph Vavra started as Computer Support Technician in CCG on January 11, 2021.
  • Melanie Gramke started as Visitor Experience Coordinator in Admissions on January 19, 2021.
  • Olivia Demers started as Academic Advisor at the Honolulu, Hawaii, location on January 11, 2021.
  • Teresa Vititoe started as Part-Time Clinical Instructor in Nursing Program on January 11, 2021.
  • Madison Squire started as Admissions Process Coordinator in Admissions on January 19, 2021.
  • Steven Applegarth started as Programmer Analyst in Technology Services on January 25, 2021.
  • Maryna Fedorak started as Enrollment Counselor-CCG in Admissions on January 19, 2021.
  • Eric Merritt started as Programmer Analyst in Technology Services on February 1, 2021.
  • Aaron Shockley started as Director of eSports in Athletics on January 25, 2021.
  • Brian Duncan started as Cross Country/Track and Field Athletic Assistant in Athletics on February 1, 2021.
  • Brett Bales started as Game Day Worker in Athletics on February 2, 2021.
  • Adelyn Fleming started as Research Statistician in Academic Affairs on February 8, 2021.
  • Lance Petre started as Programmer Analyst in Technology Services on February 8, 2021.
  • Kayla Cheadle started as Game Day Worker in Athletics on February 15, 2021.
  • Andy Oldenburg started as Social Media Manager in Strategic Communications on February 15, 2021.
  • Dale Sykes started as Bus Driver in Physical Plant on February 15, 2021.
  • Marilyn Wellborn started as Senior Director of Recruiting & Admissions Division in Enrollment Management & Marketing on February 15, 2021.
  • Patrick Anderson started as Baseball Athletic Assistant in Athletics on February 18, 2021.
  • Courtney Wucher started assistant Director of Admissions Technology & Systems Administration in Admissions on February 22, 2021.
  • John Schnurbusch started as Soccer Goalkeeper Coach in Athletics on February 24, 2021.
  • Jade Holly started as Enrollment Counselor-Day Recruiting and Enrollment in Admissions on March 1, 2021.
  • Laura Long started as Student Support Assistant at the Springfield, Missouri, location on March 1, 2021.
  • Danniele Liles started as Head Cheer & Dance Coach in Athletics on March 1, 2021.
  • Anna Golding started as Academic Advisor at the Lake County, Illinois, location on March 8, 2021.
  • Mark Cave started as Test Proctor in CCG-Military on March 15, 2021.
  • Taylor Corlett started as Academic Advisor at the San Diego, California, location on March 15, 2021.
  • Kristen LaChance started as Sr Clinical Instructor I, Nursing in Nursing Program on March 15, 2021.
  • Amanda Roberts started as Head Dance Coach in Athletics on March 15, 2021.
  • Ryan Stem started as Enrollment Specialist in Enrollment Service Center on March 15, 2021.
  • Lucy Schrader started as CCG Instructional Support Specialist in Location Operations on March 17, 2021.
  • Minjon Hill started as Custodian in Physical Plant on March 22, 2021.
  • Edward “Ed” Platto started as Custodian in Physical Plant on March 29, 2021.
  • Carla Barnes started as Program Coordinator at the Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, location on April 1, 2021.
  • Megan Fussell started as Admissions Technology Coordinator in Admissions on April 5, 2021.
  • Daniela Bergmann started as Enrollment Counselor-CCG in Admissions on April 12, 2021.
  • Zachary Culpepper started as Campus Safety Officer in Safety on April 12, 2021.
  • Savannah Mills started as Academic Advisor I at the Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, location on April 12, 2021.
  • Nicole French started as Student Support Assistant at the Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, location on April 19, 2021.
  • Calvin Bradley started as Network Engineer-Monitoring in Technology Services on April 26, 2021.
  • Jennifer Hanna started as Student Support Assistant at the Jefferson City, Missouri, location on April 26, 2021.
  • Lauran Tapp started as Academic Advisor at the NS Marysville, Washington, location on April 26, 2021.
  • Tammy Mathews started as Custodian in Physical Plant on May 3, 2021.
  • Alan Reifsteck started as Custodian in Physical Plant on May 3, 2021.
  • Maeve Hogan started as Admissions Events Coordinator in Admissions on May 10, 2021.
  • Benjamin Huskey started as Enrollment Counselor-Day Recruiting and Enrollment in Admissions on May 10, 2021.
  • Hector Rosario started as HVAC/Mechanical Assistant in Physical Plant on May 10, 2021.
  • Zach Sumner started as Grounds Keeper in Physical Plant on May 10, 2021.
  • Shae Brammer started as Student Support Assistant at the Kansas City, Missouri, location on May 17, 2021.
  • Harmony Camden started as Test Proctor at the St. Louis, Missouri, location on May 24, 2021.
  • Brian Hulsizer started as Records Coordinator in Office of the Registrar on May 24, 2021.
  • Shena Laymon Frazier started as Program Coordinator at the NSB Kings Bay, Georgia, location on June 7, 2021.
  • Nicole France started as Academic Advisor I at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, location on June 7, 2021.
  • Samuel Nall started as Custodian in Physical Plant on June 7, 2021.
  • Patty Fischer started as Chief Human Resources Officer on June 21, 2021.
  • Lowry Alcaraz started as HVAC Assistant in Physical Plant on 6/28, 2021.
  • Victoria Steel started as Director, Institutional Compliance in Institutional Compliance on June 28, 2021.
  • Kathleen Willows will start as Events Coordinator in Plant and Facilities Operations on July 5, 2021.
  • Sara Graham will start as Area Coordinator in Student Affairs on July 6, 2021.
  • Olivia Pratt will start as Academic Advisor I in Online Student Services on July 6, 2021.
  • Melissa Rico will start as Custodian in Physical Plant on July 6, 2021.
  • Regina Sanders will start as Area Coordinator in Student Affairs on July 6, 2021.
  • Meredith Schmitz will start as Operations Manager and Executive Assistant in Academic Affairs on July 12, 2021.
  • Christina Vanatta will start as Academic Advisor I in Online Student Services on July 19, 2021.
  • Kadie Bopp will start as Part-Time Clinical Instructor in Nursing Program on August 30, 2021.
  • Deanne Davis will start as Part-Time Clinical Instructor in Nursing Program on August 30, 2021.

Employee Transitions

  • Michelle Tharenos transitioned from Admissions Events Manager to Coordinator of Student Involvement and Traditions as of January 4, 2021.
  • Melanie Gramke transitioned from Student Relationship Management Coordinator to Visitor Experience Coordinator as of January 18, 2021.
  • Tiffany Hargis transitioned from Senior Military Services Associate to Program Coordinator as of January 18, 2021.
  • Jenna Richard transitioned from Enrollment Counselor to Sr Office Coordinator as of February 15, 2021.
  • Alexis Uffman transitioned from GA Women’s Basketball Coach to Enrollment Counselor Day Recruiting & Enrollment as of March 1, 2021.
  • Jason Black transitioned from Director of Advancement Services to Director of Budget Finance & Analysis as of March 15, 2021.
  • Sara Clark transitioned from Director of Academic Affairs Operations to Director of Day Campus Academic Operations as of March 29, 2021.
  • Kaneshya Lucas transitioned from Assistant Director of Operations to Director of Academic Affairs Operations as of March 29, 2021.
  • Zachary Culpepper transitioned from Custodian to Campus Safety Officer as of April 12, 2021.
  • Kole Meehan transitioned from Interim Director of SRM to Director of SRM as of April 12, 2021.
  • Courtney Yount transitioned from Interim Director of ESC to Director of ESC as of April 12, 2021.
  • Corrine Floyd transitioned from Assistant Professor of Nursing to Director and Chair of Nursing in Academic Affairs as of May 10, 2021.
  • Maeve Hogan transitioned from Student Employee to Admissions Event Coordinator as of May 10, 2021.
  • Benjamin Huskey transitioned from Student Advisor & Tele Counselor to Enrollment Counselor Day Recruiting & Enrollment as of May 10, 2021.
  • Susan Nodine transitioned from Analyst to Project Manager in Technology Services as of May 10, 2021.
  • Katie Orf transitioned from Executive Assistant to Provost to Academic Administrative Specialist as of May 10, 2021.
  • Ebony Teter transitioned from Student Employee to Records Coordinator as of May 10, 2021.
  • Daniel Plain transitioned from Market Research Analyst to Associate Director, Advancement Services in Advancement as of June 7, 2021.
  • Donna Hoffman will transition from Sr. Student Employee to Student Support Assistant as of July 6, 2021.