2021 was another unique one for the books. We look back on the last year at Columbia College through the lens of our photographers.
Nadria Wright was tragically killed in September 2019, just a month into her freshman year at Columbia College. Out of that tragedy, the Nadria Leeann Wright Memorial Nursing Scholarship was created to both honor her and helping future nursing students earn their degrees. Members of the community helped launch of the new award in mid-July.
Afterward, Michael Vogt, a Springfield, Missouri, police officer and current Columbia College student spoke to share his personal story.
Among the hundreds of unique stories that began, in some cases, decades ago, they all converged to a shared result last Saturday: a degree from Columbia College. A total of 243 graduates from 12 different countries participated in two commencement ceremonies inside the arena at Southwell Complex. Dr. David Russell presided over his first commencement since being named as the college’s 18th president in October, as well as the first ceremony held on campus in two years.
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