Category: Alumni

Savannah police officer Deal ’19 celebrates graduation while in Afghanistan

A Savannah police officer is on leave, serving in Afghanistan, but over the last seven months, she’s been spending all of her extra time hitting the books. Corporal Shakema Deal ’19 is celebrating her graduation while on deployment. The Savannah Police Department is Deal’s home away from home. She says she has felt nothing but support from her brothers and sisters in blue.

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Five honored at alumni awards

For more than 55 years, the Columbia College Alumni Awards are a reminder of the great individuals who have worked to change their lives through education. This year’s Alumni Awards recipients were celebrated at a banquet on June 7.

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Consistency and culture keys to alumnus Jim Yankee’s success

Jim Yankee ’04, founder and president of Flat Branch Home Loans and Evening campus graduate, isn’t bothered by his company’s low profile. “We like to fly under the radar,” he says. “People think of us as a local company — which is great, because we are — but they don’t recognize the extent of our business.”

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