Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Spring 2021

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Missouri. She is a human resources business partner coordinator at Veteran United Home Loans.

Spring 2021

Macie Peterson ’14 has been promoted to director of inclusion and engagement at Shelter Insurance Companies in Columbia, Missouri. In 2019, Peterson formed Single Mothers Affordable Residence Team, Inc. (SMART, Inc.) – a non-profit that assists single mothers who are pursing higher education to find affordable housing.



Lorrie Ellison ’16 has been promoted to associate head athletic trainer at Columbia College. She earned her undergraduate degree from CulverStockton College while competing on the women’s basketball team, then served as a graduate assistant for the Cougars while

completing her master’s degree at CC. Bryan Page ’16 was profiled in E-Squared Magazine, an international publication that blends art and science. The feature included select work he created as a student. Page is currently an adjunct professor for Columbia College teaching digital media, video art, 2D-design and jewelry. Travis Doerhoff ’17 is assistant vice president and banking center manager at Providence Bank. An Army veteran, Doerhoff was awarded an Army Commendation Medal as well as an Army Achievement Medal, and is a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1003. Kelly Golien ’17 has been promoted to human resources manager of Associated

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Wholesale Grocers. She lives in Waukegen, Illinois. D’Andre Thompson ’18 has joined with Boone County Community Services Department as a program specialist emphasizing in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Thompson was an inaugural member and co-chair of the Columbia College Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. He was instrumental in the introduction of the Juneteenth holiday for CC employees, beginning in 2021, and an advocate for collegewide DEI training and programming.

Ashlea Hearn ’19 adds published author to her credentials with the release of “Take It: Genesis Mortalis” in April 2021. The first in a four-part Young Adult action and crime series, the story follows billionaire twin sisters

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