Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Summer 2020

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1960s Betty Hamor Trober ’63 is a selfemployed bookkeeper, managing finances for the family farm and a local restaurant. In 1982, she married her husband, Ed, and completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Dodge City St. Mary of the Plains, the night before her daughter Darcie graduated from high school. Joanna Johns Willis ’69, who retired from education in 2016, teaches private piano lessons, serves as an author’s assistant and sings in her church choir. She and her husband reside in Lubbock, Texas.

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Doris Alex Schyman ’71 (right) is a lifelong learner. After receiving an Associate of Arts from Columbia College, she completed a bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Missouri in 1973. She had a successful career in education and recently earned a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies

from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. Evelyn Jorgenson ’76 is president of NorthWest Arkansas Community College. She is an active board member for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and the Literacy Council of Benton County. Dr. Calvin Posner ’76 was elected President of the Democratic Public Education Caucus of Florida in August 2019. Penny Rafferty Hamilton ’76 published “America’s Amazing Airports” in 2019.

Brig. Gen Charles E. McGee ‘78 received the Silver Buffalo Award, Scouting’s highest commendation for service to youth, by Boy Scouts of America. An Eagle Scout and Tuskegee Airman, he joins a prestigious group of award recipients, which includes 13 presidents, Neil Armstrong and Walt Disney.