Writing

Astronobeads

“Wonder Woman”

“It’s been said that the entire universe is contained in a single atom, but for Bea Doheny, the weight and wonder of the cosmos can be found on her wrist instead. As the owner and founder of the jewelry line AstronoBEAds, Doheny sits at the intersection of many realms: fashion and science, student and entrepreneur, astronomy and art, connecting worlds and people together in ways she never imagined, all with the power of the beads she threads together.” Read the full article here.


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“An Evolving Vision”

“An artist’s path is rife with unlocked secrets: a constant evolution of discovering new techniques, style, even identity. But the successful artist pushes these boundaries time and time again and rises to the top. Olympic race walker turned sculptor Larry Young ’76 knows all about redefining himself, and as the commissioned artist for the sculpture gracing the entrance of the Gerald T. and Bonnie M. Brouder Science Center, it’s fitting his piece should reflect the spirit of discovery in a place where discovery happens every day.” Read the full article here.


Writing sample from Laura Daugherty

“President Gerald T. Brouder: Up for the Challenge”

“Dr. Brouder’s foray into higher education was not his original plan, although serving others has remained a career constant. After graduating high school he joined the military with an eventual plan to become a highway patrolman.” Read the full article here.


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“Bonnie Brouder: Preserving the Past for the Future”

“Even the grandest tapestry is first achieved by a series of small, calculated stitches that slowly evolve into something great. Likewise, first lady Bonnie Brouder has gradually pieced together a history and a culture at Columbia College that has culminated in a college transformed by her efforts.” Read the full article here.


Writing sample from Laura Daugherty

“The Thrill of Discovery”

“The thrill of discovery drives many to travel abroad, but it takes a rare individual to do so in the service of others. For Peace Corps volunteers, Doug Weaver ’11 and his wife, Kirsten, the thrill of discovery in their remote African village is as much about learning as it is teaching; it’s about receiving as much as it is serving.” Read the full article here.


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“Columbia College Legacies”

“Legacy is an interesting concept, and not because those who initiate a tradition even realize they’re doing so. It’s also impossible to determine how long-lasting it will become. In the following pages, you will meet three families who first entered the halls of Columbia (Christian) College, unaware of the traditions they were starting, but their legacies prove that bright futures are best determined by the strength of their roots.” Read the full article here.


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“Building for the Future”

“Much has changed in the physical landscape of Columbia College’s main campus in recent memory — the addition of Atkins — Holman Student Commons and renovations of Missouri Hall and Southwell Complex come to mind — but perhaps no change has affected the college so fundamentally as the addition of the Gerald T. and Bonnie M. Brouder Science Center. Completed in July, the state-of-the-art building secures the future of science at Columbia College — a cultural shift that will make innovation and discovery possible not only to main campus students, but also to the entire Columbia College community and beyond.” Read the full article here.