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  • 125 Students graduate from Columbia College Lake of the Ozarks Campus

  • The campus community recognized the hard work of 125 students with Jerry Patton, assistant dean for the Division of Adult Higher Education, conferring degrees. Members of the Spring 2013 nursing class also were recognized with a pinning ceremony for completion of the nursing program, signifying the end of 14 months of rigorous classroom and clinical work.
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  • More than 1,200 family, friends and fans descended upon the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Mo., on April 21 as Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks held its 21stgraduation commencement ceremony and nurses pinning.
    The campus community recognized the hard work of 125 students with Jerry Patton, assistant dean for the Division of Adult Higher Education, conferring degrees. Members of the Spring 2013 nursing class also were recognized with a pinning ceremony for completion of the nursing program, signifying the end of 14 months of rigorous classroom and clinical work.
    Graduates from the Class of 2013 included:
     
    Name Hometown
    Tricia Abel * Eldon, MO
    Alexandra Adams Lake Ozark, MO
    Melodie Adams Lake Ozark, MO
    Kerri Adkins Warsaw, MO
    Brad Allen † Lake Ozark, MO
    Krista Amburn Lake Ozark, MO
    Kimberly Ault Kaiser, MO
    Matthew Austin Hackettstown, NJ
    Dawne Baker Camdenton, MO
    David Ball Versailles, MO
    Kaylen Banks Camdenton, MO
    Jessica Barnett Iberia, MO
    Nicki Blaeuer ^ Lake Ozark, MO
    Michelle Brown Versailles, MO
    Gary Burris Sunrise Beach, MO
    Keith Buschjost Rolla, MO
    Alicia Carper Maywood, MO
    Mary Carroll † Camdenton, MO
    Brenda Chaney Eldon, MO
    Delta Chapman Lake Ozark, MO
    Leanne Christiansen Eldon, MO
    Vera Clark Eldon, MO
    Kelly Colvin ^ Iberia, MO
    Cathi Cook † Linn Creek, MO
    Brandie Cox Brumley, MO
    Angelina Crane Sunrise Beach, MO
    Jennifer Crowley Iberia, MO
    John Darnall * Camdenton, MO
    Deborah Dixon ***† Fulton, MO
    April Eck Wentzville, MO
    Candia Eidson Macks Creek, MO
    Allyssa Fairbanks Versailles, MO
    Demetria Fisher Eldon, MO
    Jamie Foumal Macks Creek, MO
    Shelby Frazier Osage Beach, MO
    Elizabeth Gibbs Eldon, MO
    Jacqueline Glaze Tuscumbia, MO
    Katrina Goldsberry Osage Beach, MO
    Amanda Haggerman Osage Beach, MO
    Carrie Headley Versailles, MO
    Heather Henry Kaiser, MO
    Kathryn Hilgenbrink Kaiser, MO
    Jana Holmes Iberia, MO
    Theresa Hubble Osage Beach, MO
    Ashley Humphrey Brumley, MO
    Crysta Ipema Linn Creek, MO
    Cayla Jackson Springfield, MO
    Olivia Jacoby * Troy, MO
    Melissa Janke Macks Creek, MO
    Page 2 of 3 - Kimberly Jarvis Holts Summitt, MO
    Jessica Johnson Camdenton, MO
    Daniyele Jones Jefferson City, MO
    Jessica Kopp Gravois Mills, MO
    Katie Koth Lebanon, MO
    Yelena Lambina *† Lake Ozark, MO
    Meagan Livek Eldon, MO
    Contessa Long Linn Creek, MO
    Marla Lumley *** Linn Creek, MO
    Samantha Luttrell Brumley, MO
    Christy Marcolla Eldon, MO
    Joliene Mashburn Lebanon, MO
    Rachel McDowell Ulman, MO
    Jessica Meiners Lebanon, MO
    Luz Mendez Eldon, MO
    Annie Meyer ^ Camdenton, MO
    Andrew Mikolay Osage Beach, MO
    Anthea Montes Lebanon, MO
    Deana Moore Camdenton, MO
    Rebecca Mossman Eldon, MO
    Joshua Neeley Camdenton, MO
    Janet Payne ^ Burlington, IA
    Michael Payne Linn Creek, MO
    Janaye Peters Lake Ozark, MO
    Brandon Phillips Camdenton, MO
    Sandra Pitts Preston, MO
    Kayla Pryor Camdenton, MO
    Vernon Quinn Camdenton, MO
    Leah Rich Macks Creek, MO
    Amber Ridenour ^ Kaiser, MO
    Tracy Robinett * Brumley, MO
    Tina Rogers-Cordia * Linn Creek, MO
    Katie Rooffener Sunrise Beach, MO
    Elissa Routh Camdenton, MO
    Chastity Rowden Montreal, MO
    Jordan Rowden Iberia, MO
    Nicolas Runyan * Tuscumbia, MO
    Aaron Sampson Seymour, MO
    Beth Sauer Linn Creek, MO
    Kimberly Schrader * Prairie Home, MO
    Coty Sexton Osage Beach, MO
    David Shepherd Eldon, MO
    Sara Silverwood Linn Creek, MO
    Erin Silverwood Camdenton, MO
    Rebecca Smith Brumley, MO
    Toni Smith Camdenton, MO
    Amy Stone† Barnette, MO
    Shannon Stoufer * Macks Creek, MO
    Jessie Stout Tuscumbia, MO
    Kimberly Strickland Gravois Mills, MO
    Eric Swisher Osage Beach, MO
    Christine Twyman *** Linn Creek, MO
    Lauren Tyree Lake Saint Louis, MO
    Stephanie Underwood Four Seasons, MO
    Shelah Vertucci Camdenton, MO
    Jennifer Vittetoe Jefferson City, MO
    Trista Vossman Kaiser, MO
    Hannah Wade Eldon, MO
    Codi Walden Camdenton, MO
    Carmen Waterman Eldridge, MO
    Austin Webster Lake Ozark, MO
    Joel Wiese † Osage Beach, MO
    Janna Wilsman Linn Creek, MO
    Lasella Wynes Kaiser, MO
    Brandyn Yates Camdenton, MO
    Page 3 of 3 - Margaret Young Eldon, MO
    Lisa Zaritz Osage Beach, MO
    Deborah Zeman Linn Creek, MO
    ^ earned Master's degree
    *Cum laude (3.5 G.P.A),
    ** Magna cum laude (3.75 G.P.A.)
    *** Summa cum laude
    † Sigma Beta Delta member
    The Lake Ozark campus was established in 1990 and recently celebrated its 22nd anniversary. In 2004, a new 17,400-square-foot building was constructed, completed in spring 2005. The first classes held in the new facility began in June 2005. Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks offers eight associate and 11 bachelor's degrees in-seat as well as 23 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online.
    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 74,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
     
    Numbers to know:

    - This was the 21st class to graduate from Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks
    o Campus director Dr. John Keeney has presided over all 21 commencement exercises
    - Six students received their master's degree (four in Teaching, one in Business Administration and one in Criminal Justice)
    - 61 students earned their bachelor's degree
    - 57 students earned their associate's degree
    o 14 students earned their associate's in nursing degree, marking the 14th class that has completed the program.
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