by Charles Dunlap
Columbia Daily Tribune
When C. Byron Wilson learned of his promotion to the rank of captain in the U.S. Air Force, he knew where he wanted to have the ceremony.
Wilson chose to go back to his roots at Columbia College, his alma mater.
“Columbia College was a huge turning point in my life,” he said. “It was foundational as far as academics and just me shaping myself as a man.
“Before I came I did not have many places to stay or consistent meals. Staying in Miller Hall was the first time I had consistency in that regard. I could not think of a better venue for the ceremony.
“I wanted to bring it back home.”