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Connections faculty and staff newsletter
 May 2009


Columbia College in the news

President Gerald Brouder chatted with David Lile on KFRU (1400 AM) in early April and penned op-ed pieces for both the Columbia Daily Tribune and the Columbia Business Times in mid-April about Columbia College's safe navigation of today's choppy financial waters. Read the article

Dr. Joe Carrier, associate professor of criminal justice, was featured in a mid-April Columbia Daily Tribune article on racial profiling.

Amy Darnell, instructor of speech communication, inspired students Phil Todd, Alex Pfeifer, Crystal Haidsiak and Joni Cade to raise $2,000 for Wiis and games for patients at Children's Hospital, Columbia, Mo.

on the road

Dr. Gregory Stratman, director of Columbia College-Rolla, participated in the Show-Me Scholars Initiative with Rolla high school students during a recent Rolla chamber of commerce luncheon.

Kim Coke, director of student development, recently accompanied members of Being a choice conscious healthy union of students (Bacchus) and peer educators to Kansas City for the Meeting of the Minds Conference.

Terri Zeilenga, M.A., LPC, director of counseling services, recently attended the annual retreat of Missouri university and college counseling center directors in Kansas City.

Lt. Col. Tery Donelson (ret.), assistant vice president for enrollment management, attended the Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America's spring brunch.

accepting awards

Cole Leon, who works in the athletics department, was selected as March Student Employee of the Month.

Sarah Steeno '04, bookstore manager, received the Campus Outreach Award from Barnes & Noble College Booksellers for outstanding campus relationship-building.

Dr. Brenda Drewett, associate director, Columbia College - Ft. Worth, reports students Culinary Specialist 2 Idahoise Oniha was named Naval Air Station Fort Worth's Junior Sailor of the Year and Culinary Specialist 3 Lorenzo Wright '08 its Blue Jacket of the Year.

and doing many other things quite well, thank you

Tom Stauder, business administration instructor, will exhibit his fabulous woodturning products at Art in the Park, Stephens Lake Park, Columbia, Mo., June 6-7.

Stafford Library celebrated National Library Week in April by providing free coffee no spills, please!

Michael Polley, associate professor of history, has been tapped to write articles about statesman George F. Kennan and broadcaster Edward R. Murrow for the Salem Press's Encyclopedia of the Forties.

Ken Felts, assistant professor of computer and mathematical sciences, has successfully defended his dissertation and will be graduating with a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in May (in math, of course).

Edward Collings

Edward Collings, art professor and the college's longest-serving professor, won a prize for his 1976 photograph "Zesto" at the Landmark Visions photography exhibition (at right).

Tami Lorenson '09, college student employee for September 2008, has been named the National Association of Student Employment Administrators's Student Employee of the Year for Missouri.