Each year the Alumnae Association recognizes four deserving graduates for their distinguished service to Columbia College and the community at-large, as well as for any outstanding achievements in their chosen professions. All Columbia College alumnae are invited to submit nominations for the following Alumnae Association Awards:

Distinguished Service Award

Given to an alumna who has demonstrated exceptional character and service to Columbia College, her church, her community, and her family.

Career Achievement Award

Given to an alumna who has distinguished herself and Columbia College by outstanding accomplishments in her career field.

Wil Lou Gray Outstanding Educator Award

Given to an alumna who has distinguished herself and Columbia College through outstanding achievements in the field of education.

Outstanding Young Alumna Award

Given to an alumna who is 35 years old or younger and who provides exceptional service to Columbia College through her gifts of time, talent, and financial support.

Alumnae Award Recipients

2017 Recipients

Career Achievement Award – Dr. Sally Cobb Krisel ’76

Outstanding Young Alumna Award – Marina Emory Fulton ’09

Distinguished Service Award – Lucy Crumpton Gordon ’61

Wil Lou Gray Outstanding Educator Award – Beth Thomas Elliott ’77

2016 Recipients

Distinguished Service Award – Marsha Steele Moore ’70

Career Achievement Award – Kathy Aughtry Randall ’73

Outstanding Young Alumna Award – Omotola “Tola” (Akinsola) Seun-Adeyemi ’12

Wil Lou Gray Outstanding Educator Award – Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Phibbs ’77

2015 Recipients

Distinguished Service Award – Judy Jones Cannon ’74

Wil Lou Gray Outstanding Educator Award – Dr. Peggy Stafford Parker ’70

Career Achievement Award – Dr. Regina Lemmon ’97

Outstanding Young Alumna Award – Ginny Skinner Haynes ’01