Feb 05, 2013

Columbia State Accepting Alumnus of the Year Nominations

Deadline is January 29

Photo caption: (left to right) Lynne Williams, Current President of the Alumni Board; Gayle Mathis, Former Secretary of the Alumni Board; Dr. Tim Webb, 2008-2009 Alumnus of the Year; Brent Allred, Former President of the Alumni Board and Ms. Heather Norris - who nominated Dr. Webb for the award.

Click here to nominate a Columbia State graduate you know for the 2009-2010 Alumnus of the Year Award.

Think about the Columbia State Community College graduate that you know that is stellar in their personal accomplishments, shines in their career and is an advocate for the education they received at Columbia State. Then nominate that graduate for the Alumni Association Alumnus of the Year award. Nominations for the award will be accepted through Friday, January 29, 2009.

To nominate a Columbia State alumnus (certificate or degree) for this prestigious award, please contact Tom Turchetta at (931) 540-2554 or visit http://alumni.columbiastate.edu and complete the online nomination form. This honor is granted annually to a Columbia State graduate who has met criteria established in four key areas: accomplishments at Columbia State, career achievements, personal advancement and service to the community(ies) in which they live.

"The Alumnus of the Year Award is a wonderful honor that is bestowed annually to a deserving alum of Columbia State. It recognizes graduates for their accomplishments at Columbia State and more importantly what they have gone on to do in their careers and community," explains Lynne Williams, president of the Columbia State Alumni Association.

A special committee of the Columbia State Alumni Association has been formed to review all nominations and choose the recipient of the award.

In 1968, 37 students graduated from Columbia State's first graduating class. In 2009, approximately 600 students graduated in one of the College's degree or certificate programs. To date, Columbia State has more than 14,000 success stories. As of September 2009, Columbia State has awarded 14,188 degrees and certificates.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg, and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.