For the past 56 years, the CCAA has taken great pride in recognizing deserving alumni for their accomplishments at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet. While this year’s celebration was canceled due to the pandemic, it is our honor to introduce our 2020 award recipients who will be formally recognized in 2021.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD: VICTOR CIARDELLI ’89
Victor Ciardelli is president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate. Based in Chicago, it is one of the largest independent retail-mortgage companies in the United States. Since its inception in 2012, the Guaranteed Rate Foundation has donated nearly $2.5 million to support famillies and their communities in times of hardship or unexpected need. Ciardelli graduated from the Columbia College Day Program in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: VIRGINIA STEWART ’76
Virginia Stewart has served as a longtime volunteer in her community. In 2014, she and her husband — former University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart — founded the Virginia and Norman Stewart Cancer Center at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri. Stewart graduated from the Columbia College Evening Program in 1976 with a human services degree in individual studies.
PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: DONNA OSBORNE BRADLEY ’11
Donna Osborne Bradley is a highly respected attorney and educator. She has also served an inner-city ministry for 16 years and is the education and outreach coordinator at St. Louis Metropolitan Equal Housing and Opportunity Council. In addition to earning a master’s degree in criminal justice from Columbia College-St. Louis in 2011, Bradley holds bachelor’s degrees from Brown University and the United Theological Seminary, as well as a doctorate from Howard University School of Law.
JANE FROMAN COURAGE AWARD: PAT HAGENBUCH ’62
Pat Hagenbuch is co-owner of her family’s business, Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc., which carries a worldwide reputation for manufacturing custom off-highway haulage solutions. Early in her career, Hagenbuch overcame the challenges of being a female business owner to become a respected leader in the industry. Hagenbuch graduated from Christian College in 1962.
All alumni and friends of Columbia College are invited to submit nominations for the CCAA Alumni Awards. For more information and to read about previous award recipients, visit my.ccis.edu/awards.