Stephens College is being inducted this year into the Boone County Hall of Fame.
Sponsored by the Boone County Historical Society, the honor is given to organizations and individuals that have contributed to the development, growth and preservation of Boone County.
“We’re honored that the College is being recognized for its contributions to the community,” Stephens President Dianne Lynch said. “Stephens has a rich history. We were founded in 1833—the city of Columbia essentially grew up around Stephens College.”
With rising enrollments, facility improvements and recognition by some of the top college guides in the country, Stephens continues to contribute to the community’s educational landscape.
“Stephens is in great shape,” she said. “We’re truly one of the few women’s colleges not just surviving but thriving.”
In addition to the College's educational mission, Stephens also contributes to the vibrant arts and performing arts culture that Columbia enjoys.
Other inductees into the Hall of Fame this year include Jane Duncan Flink, publisher emeritus of the Boone County Journal, and posthumously to Luella Wilcox St. Clair, president emeritus of Columbia College.
Honorees will be recognized at a reception and awards ceremony next month. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Boone County Museum and Galleries in Nifong Park. For ticket information, call 573-443-8936.
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