The Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA) hosted its annual awards gala virtually on Thursday, June 24. Columbia College alumni excel not only as supporters of their alma mater, but also as professionals in their careers and as citizens committed to bettering their communities. Each year, a select few of these inspiring representatives are recognized for their accomplishments.
Diane Herman Hill ’70 had spent the day in Columbia with her husband, Greg, their two daughters and four of their six grandkids when Greg said he had something to show her. Her first reaction was, “Oh geez, what is he doing?,” and much to Diane’s surprise, Greg pulled into a parking lot at Columbia College.
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 computer science graduates currently work for such internationally known companies as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lockheed Martin, Bayer, Cerner, Intel and Microsoft, as well as companies such as MidwayUSA, Veterans United and Carfax that are integral to the Columbia community.