Columbia College Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame

It is the purpose of the hall of Fame to honor those individuals from within the community, faculty, staff, student body or alumni, as well as organizations, who have given extraordinary leadership to the College or volunteered or furnished resources to further the mission of Columbia College.

Eligibility Criteria for Award

1. Eligible members include:

  • A community member (at any time)
  • A faculty or staff member (two years after retirement or leaving the college)
  • A student/alumnus (two years after graduation or transfer)

2. A person may be nominated posthumously.

3. A person may be nominated more than once.

Hall of Fame Members

1990

  • Paul Becker
  • Don Brady
  • Marjorie Coffill
  • Jack Eddy
  • Dr. Harvey "Dusty" Rhodes

1991

  • Shirley Appling
  • Robert Deal
  • Harvey McGee
  • Irving Symons

1992

  • LaRue Busalacchi
  • Fran Cullen
  • Jean Peterson
  • Richard "Dick" Rogers
  • Arlene Wallace

1993

  • Dick Dyer
  • Jim Hastings
  • Jim Kindle

1994

  • Dr. Patricia C. Hertert
  • Paul McGinty
  • Bee Waddelow

1995

  • Dr. W. Dean Cunningham
  • Dr. Barry Hillman

1997

  • Claim Jumper Booster Club
  • Dr. Robert Gibson
  • Union Democrat

1998

  • Joel Barber
  • Dorothy "Dottie" Francis

1999

  • Dario Cassina
  • Dr. Milton "Ben" Smith

2000

  • Meral Lucken
  • Dr. Orville V. Millhollin
  • Dr. Benjamin Schifrin

2001

  • Richard Barger
  • Jerry Lyons
  • Nancy Rosasco
  • Laurie Sylwester

2002

  • William Dunlavy, Sr.
  • Jon Hagstrom
  • Nestor Ramirez

2003

  • Elsie Bruno
  • Howard Van Kessel
  • Donna Wilson

2004

  • Patte Coombes-Baldwin
  • Norine Holmes
  • Joseph Mitchell
  • Patricia Pantaleoni
  • Ron Roberson
  • V. Peter Sullivan

2005

  • Arpad "Michael" Mihaly
  • Robert E. Wetzel
  • Millie and John Wise

2006

  • Blaine Rogers
  • Richard "Duke" S. York, Jr.

2007

  • Terry Hoff
  • Dirk Travis
  • Todd Stolp

2008

Jim Mendonsa

Jim Mendonsa

Geoff White

Geoff White

Ron Hamilton