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Local student receives Columbia College Emerging Leader Award

Alicia Troesser of Bonnots Mill, Mo., recently received the Columbia College Emerging Leader Award at the annual Student Affairs awards banquet. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes a student who is an up-and-coming campus leader, demonstrated through scholarship, leadership, involvement and service.

Troesser works as a student employee in the enrollment management department. She developed training for other student employees and mentored incoming freshmen. She also serves on a number of committees and organizations that are directly related to the betterment of the campus community.

The Division of Student Affairs provides programs and services that encourage the development of an inclusive, involved and educated community. Student success is fostered by a commitment to provide opportunities and support services that promote individual growth, leadership and character development, academic achievement, having fun and the development of positive lifelong relationships.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit