Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Spring 2021

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The Rogers Family Legacy

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Affinity

Spring 2021

This year marks the 170th anniversary Christian Female College received its charter from the Missouri State Legislature on January 18, 1851. In celebration of Charter Day, Genie Banks Rogers, Board of Trustees Secretary, shares stories of the family’s long-standing relationship with the college, dating back to her great-great uncle Joseph Kirtley Rogers, the college’s third president 7 from 1858 to 1877. –DM