Columbia College Recognizes Alumnae for Exceptional Service during Alumnae Weekend

Staff Report From Columbia CEO

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Columbia College held their annual Alumnae Weekend from April 5-7th.  During the weekend, the new Alumnae Council Members were announced, five alumnae were recognized for exceptional service to the College and their communities, and one alumna was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.  Those momentous events were combined with many other activities on campus to ensure each alumnae enjoyed a weekend of laughter, friendship and nostalgia.

Newly Appointed Alumnae Council Members:

President - Lisa Kennerly Fusco ’91

President-Elect - Sara Snell ‘99

Vice President - Amber Nix '10

Vice President - Kristin Wilson ‘16

Secretary - Amy Sugibayashi ‘08

Necrologist - Anna Lybrand Boyle ‘65

Members at Large

Amy Roof Hoffman ‘00

Nan Cannon LaFitte ‘87 

Jamesha Shackerford '15

Past President- Kay West '97

Award Recipients:

Distinguished Service Award: Charlotte Stackhouse Broome ‘75

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

Will Lou Gray Outstanding Educator Award: Dr. Marla Sanders ‘98

Will 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 Alumnae Award: Kendra Snipe ‘07 and Fatima Zeidan Dunbar ‘07

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

Career Achievement Award: Dr. Sandra Rouse ‘95

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

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction:

Deborah (Debbie) Silver Wardlaw ’84 was the honoree at the second annual Athletic Hall of Fame.  During her time at Columbia College, Debbie competed in two state championships and two regional championships in volleyball and basketball.  Along the way, she was recognized as a 1000 point scorer, All-American athlete and chosen as a member of the South Carolina Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women All-State Team.  Debbie turned her passion for athletics into a career, and has been recognized as an outstanding high school educator and coach.