In 2002, Barbara Blum’s life changed forever – her husband of 28 years died unexpectedly, her youngest child was a high school senior preparing to leave for college and she was about to be alone in a big house that was once a home to her family. Learn more about Blum.
Dannie Ray, Columbia State facility services custodian and Columbia State alumnus, has had a passion for woodworking since he was a teenager, and he’s not afraid to share his creations with the world. Ray goes to cub scouts, girl scouts and schools throughout the community and teaches them how to build toys. His toys are even sold online, on a Facebook paged titled Toys of Yesteryear. Learn more about Ray.
R. David Johnson, program director and associate professor of respiratory care has been with Columbia State Community College since 2000. His extensive professional experience in respiratory care and his role in the respiratory care program make him a vital member of the Columbia State family. Learn more about Johnson.
Anne Reeves, tutor coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center, has been with Columbia State Community College since 2008. Her professional experience started in Nashville with songwriting, photography and poetry. Learn more about Reeves.
For Shelley Manns, Columbia State associate professor of English and assistant director of learning support, education was a staple in her home growing up. Her father, a scholar, and mother, a teacher, taught Shelley that the world of academia allowed a person a great deal of influence over others’ lives. Learn more about Manns.
Crystal Keeton, Columbia State learning center specialist at the Lawrence Campus, has been with the college since 2005. Keeton is responsible for providing support for students in testing, enrollment services, advising and assisting community patrons. Learn more about Crystal.
Dr. Glenn Hudson, Columbia State associate professor of mathematics, has been with the college since 2007. His experiences and involvement with college organizations and events have made him a vital member of the Columbia State Community College family. Learn more about Dr. Glenn Hudson.
Dr. Candace Warner, Columbia State associate professor of sociology, has been with the college since 2003. During this time, Warner has traveled across the world exploring her passion in social issues and leading students to different countries to explore these issues with her. Learn more about Dr. Warner's travels.