Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Spring 2021

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In the News 1950s Nancy Whitson Kandel ’56 lives in Hampton Bays, New York. She married after graduating from Christian College and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University, a Master of Arts in Education from Webster University and a Master of Arts in Metaphysics from Holmes Institute. She attended Christian in honor of her grandmother, Dolly, who graduated from the college in the 1880s.

Personal and Professional Updates by Class Year

recently published “Go, Girl, Go!” and two short stories in “Beach Reads” by the Daytona Writers Guild. She also serves as an editor for Taylor and Seale Publishing.

1990s Wendy Mertz Slifka ’90 is team lead for the new EasyConnect Appliance Program at the Knoxville Utilities Board. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Dr. Lynn McClary Hawkins ’61 is an English professor at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida. She has

Paul Hopkins ’91 has been named associate director of Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He has served in VA for 29 years. Hopkins retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in April 2007.

Col. Timothy P. Williams ’93 has retired after a 26-year career with the United States Air Force. Most recently he served as chief of Combat Operations, 601st Air Operations Center at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Col. Williams received his commission in 1993, and since earning his wings in 1997, he has logged over 1,900 flying hours. Dan Davis ’98 is vice president of Security Operations and Threat Intel at Nuspire, a global cybersecurity operation. In this role, he leads the company’s best practices in Managed Security Services.