Medallion Awards

The Columbia College Medallion and Donor Recognition Celebration is an event hosted by the President and the Board of Trustees to honor those who have given significantly to the College and to award the prestigious Columbia College Medallion to outstanding individuals who have transformed our campus and the community through their commitment, leadership, and generosity.

Commissioned in 1979 in conjunction with the observance of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the College, the Medallion is the highest award the College bestows. Recipients of the Medallion are inducted into the James Milton Ariail Society, named for “Doc” Ariail, the legendary professor of English who taught at the College for sixty years. Ariail penned the college’s alma mater and was a critical part of the growth and development of Columbia College.

The 2015 Medallion Dinner was held on November 5 on the Columbia College campus. The evening is a black tie optional event with a cocktail hour, a seated dinner, and a celebratory program. This year’s Medallion recipients included:

Jim B. Apple of Columbia, South Carolina.
Former Chairman and CEO of First Citizens Bank.
Former Chair and member of the Columbia College Board of Trustees.

Terry Collier of Palm Beach, Florida.
Owner of the Sharing Precious Memories Foundation.
Former member of the Columbia College Board of Trustees.

Jane London McIntyre ’68 of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Former Executive Director for the United Way of Charlotte.
Columbia College benefactor and alumna of the class of 1968.


Jane McIntyre

Jim Apple

Terry Collier


Photo Gallery

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