Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame to welcome new members
COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 4, 2012 — Columbia College alumni Kory Thoma and Cindy Fotti will be inducted into the Columbia College Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 5 at the 10th annual dinner and induction ceremony to be held in the Banquet Room in Dulany Hall.
Speakers for the event will include Columbia College President, Gerald T. Brouder and Director of Athletics, Bob Burchard.
Kory Thoma ’97 will be acknowledged for his accomplishments on the basketball court. Thoma’s accomplishments include being named a NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete, receiving the Thomas Roberts Award and winning the Athletic Director’s Award. Thoma also was named Male Athlete of the Year. Thoma went on the graduate cum laude from the UMSL-School of Optometry with a doctorate in optometry. Thoma is currently the owner of Leet EyeCare in Cape Girardeau, where his family resides.
Cindy Fotti ’05 will be recognized for her contributions to the Columbia College softball team. During her two years as a member of the team, Fotti was named captain of the softball squad. She was named All-American Scholar Athlete and also made the All-Region and National Tournament All-Tournament Team. Fotti has served in various capacities in the Athletics department including sports information director, coach of the Cougar softball team and currently serves as the assistant director of athletics and is responsible for media relations and compliance.
The celebration will include a social hour beginning at 6:15 in the Banquet Room in Dulany Hall, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and the induction ceremony at 7:45 p.m.
Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
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