Each year, hundreds descend upon Columbia College’s main campus to celebrate commencement. And as the college’s staff prepared for the day’s second commencement ceremony, there was an undeniable buzz near the main stage.
Newly-graduated alumna Annalise Morrison turned a prestigious internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation into a full-time career, fulfilling a childhood ambition in the process.
Heather Frayer wanted her children to see her graduate. But as her son sought
treatment for cancer at St. Jude, she was unable to attend her graduation.
Then Columbia College and a nonprofit helped Heather’s wish come true.
In a series of stunning coups, some of the Midwest’s top high school recruits officially announced their plans to attend Columbia College in the fall of 2015. Cameras were there to capture the historic announcements.