Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Summer 2020

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Full Speed Ahead ALYSSA SMITH

Columbia, Missouri Attending: Columbia College Day Program Major: Nursing “I came to Columbia College as a transfer student and from a BIG college campus. It was not until I attended Columbia College that I felt accountable for my education and was amongst teachers who really care. I have made the dean’s list and excelled in my academics. I love Columbia College and all that it stands for. The small classrooms make learning easier, and seeing the same faces make it like attending school with family. Being that I am a single mother of two, it is hard at times balancing school and work. Since attending Columbia College I feel that I have been able to actually accomplish being a student and a mother—and not neglecting one obligation over the other.”

GENOVEVA GOMEZ-LINCE

Summer 2020

Guayaquil, Ecuador Attending: Columbia College Day Program Major: Psychology

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“Columbia College has opened up a world of opportunities. As an international student from Ecuador, I have learned so much about different cultures, as well as being able to proudly share mine. Ever since I got here, I have been looking for leadership opportunities since I love to be involved on campus. I was a resident assistant for a year, I was involved in the student government and I am a part of four student organizations.”