Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Summer 2020

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Logan McGuire ’12 and his wife, Kathleen, welcomed son Banks on Sept. 10, 2019. Itai Cardona ’13 started a pop-up pantry in his community for people to take what they need or leave what they can share. With national stay-at-home orders changing the course of daily interactions, he felt the need to help. Cardona is the manager of a mobile home community for senior citizens in Southern California and created the pantry to help provide basic necessities to his residents. Joe Fullington ’13 is director of Plant Operations at Froedtert Hospital in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Michael Cathcart ’14 and his wife, Star, received the gift of a lifetime from the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the NFL. Both military veterans, the couple appeared on Good Morning America in November 2019, where they met former New York Giants players Michael Strahan and Justin Tuck and received a trip to the 2020 Super Bowl in Miami. Nikki Haigh-Patterson ’14 and Chris Patterson celebrated their marriage in Dorsey Gym at Columbia College main campus in 2017. The couple welcomed daughter Gwendolynn Grace on Oct. 28, 2019. Nikki is a senior administrative support assistant for the City of Columbia.

Amy Brooks ’14 has been promoted to an Operations Specialist-Closer at Veterans United Home Loans in Columbia, Missouri.

Jessica Anderson Bedwell ’15 and her husband, Michael, welcomed daughter Elena Grace on March 6, 2020. Rotshak Dakup ’17 has been promoted to a support escalation engineer at Microsoft in Dallas.

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Eric Wade ’13 is the author of “The Crow Code 1877,” a depiction of the overthrow of reconstruction and implementation of Jim Crow. This is his fourth novel.

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Lori Jones ’13 is the manager at the Lake Regional Clinic in Laurie, Missouri.