Hall of Leaders

2013

The CPSF 2013 Hall of Leaders honorees, outstanding individuals who are alumni, volunteers, and retired educators of the Columbia Public Schools, were recognized at the Hall of Leaders: A Night of Stars on October 17, 2013 at the Missouri Center for the Performing Arts.  Nominations for the 2014 Hall of Leaders class are being accepted […]

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2012

In 2012, we honored the following: Outstanding Alumni: Carl Edwards (video acceptance) Kurt Ford Susan Hogan Pasternack Nischelle Turner John Wright Outstanding Retired Educators: Sharon Bailey Barbara Fairman James Wells Outstanding Volunteers: Ron and Lyria Bartlett Mary Flatt Mary Waters Congratulations to all!

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2011

The 2011 Hall of Leaders honorees are: Outstanding Retired Educators Bob Bohon Charles “Skip” Deming Chris Mallory Jeff Wallace Outstanding Volunteers Pete and Donna Buchert Karla DeSpain Pat Sanders Outstanding Alumni Elliot Battle, Jr. Bob Black Beverly Crabtree Kevin Crane Scott Murphy

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2010

The 2010 Hall of Leaders honorees are: Outstanding Alumni Margaret “Peggy” Lemone Pamela Stone Otto Katherine K. Hanley Jack R. Horton John Frederick Troelstrup Outstanding Retired Educators Pam R. Conway Nancy Fritsch John C. Kelly James R. Ritter Jolene M. Schulz Outstanding Volunteers Lynnanne Baumgardner Karen Smith “When my husband and I decided to come […]

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2009

Outstanding Alumni Charles Allen Charles continues to promote both education and this community in his efforts during retirement. He says that he had excellent teachers, coaches and mentors at both schools; his early academic experiences with his teachers at Douglass instilled in him the motivation to excel and to achieve and provided him with a […]

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2008

Outstanding Alumni Roger Gafke Currently serves as Director of Program Development for the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute and is Professor Emeritus at the MU School of Journalism Expanded the international programs and relationships for the School of Journalism: Provided training programs in Doha, Qatar; faculty advisor for the International School of Media and Entertainment […]

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2007

Outstanding Alumni David Griggs Owner and CEO of Dave Griggs’ Flooring America and Mid Missouri Tile in Columbia. Missouri Served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Associate Commissioner of Boone County, Chair of Regional Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), Chair of the American Heart Association (Boone County and Missouri) and Chair of the Boone County […]

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2006

Outstanding Alumni Jim Beasley Is Senior Vice President of Willbros USA, Inc., managing pipeline projects around the world including a 220-mile crude oil and products system in Iran, a high-pressure water pipeline in Colorado, and a heated fuel oil system in Georgia. Served on the Board of Directors of the MU Alumni Association. Received the […]

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2005

Outstanding Alumni Justin Bohon Performed in All Shook Up at the Palace Theatre in New York. Performed in the new musical based on Bob Dillon music with Twyla Tharp as the choreographer. Debuted in the movie Good Shepherd directed by Robert DeNiro and also starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. Starred as Will Parker in […]

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2004

Outstanding Alumni Lynda Baumgartner Co-owner Image Technologies of Missouri Former Chair of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Served as United Way Campaign Co-Chair Consistently involved in a number of important educational initiatives for Columbia’s youth, partnering local institutions with the business community Former Columbia Public Schools teacher Peter Hessler Graduated with distinction from Princeton University […]

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