The article below was submitted by Teddy L. Gruver, CCHSAA
President, and appeared in the April 2006 issue of the CCHS newspaper "The
Talon" and in "The Beacon", the CCHS administrative team's newsletter.
COLUMBIA CITY HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Columbia City High School Alumni Association, also known as CCHSAA, was formed
on June 15, 2005 by CCHS alumni Teddy L. Gruver, class of 1957.
CCHSAA mission statement is to promote school spirit, loyalty and fellowship
among alumni, students, faculty and staff of CCHS through a variety of
CCHS Alumni Association has a free web site located at
www.cchsaa.org on the Internet. CCHSAA webmaster Brenda Reeg Robison, (‘60) created the user friendly site,
whose interesting and useful features make it worth visiting the web site
CCHSAA web site has a CCHS alumni database for all classmates and past
students to enter their personal profile information. The site provides a
forum for staying in touch with teachers, classmates and friends of CCHS.
Officers and Board of Directors, are listed on the CCHSAA website, along with
alumni news, class reunions and message board. You can click on the CCHS Fight
Song, school history, by-laws and other important CCHSAA information. You can
also listen to CCHS radio station 91.5 FM.
Doepker, Principal of CCHS, and Jim Huth, Assistant Principal, have been
appointed to the CCHSAA Board of Directors. The association will work closely
with school officials through out the school year.
are currently about 15,000 CCHS alumni from 1881 to 2005 in the CCHSAA alumni
database. CCHSAA Class Coordinators for each class school year are selected to
keep the CCHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION informed of class news, reunions, and class
events throughout the year. CCHSAA class coordinators encourage classmates to
enter their personal profiles to the alumni database and to participate in
CCHSAA ambassadors will be visiting class reunions held each year in Columbia
City to talk about the association and gather alumni information.
Programs in the works by the Officers and Board of Directors include “Alumni
Day” to be held with the “CCHS Homecoming” and
ANNIVERSARY” the first
weekend of October 2006.
Long-term suggestions include an Academic Hall of Fame, Athletic Hall of Fame,
Administrative Hall of Fame, scholarship programs and items needed within the
Donations to the CCHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION are tax deducible (IRS 501 C) and
will be handled by the Whitley County Community Foundation. All donations
should be made payable to the CCHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION and mailed to the
association‘s address, 600 North Whitley Street Columbia City, IN 46725.
anonymous alumni recently donated $1,000 to the CCHS Alumni Association to
help with continuing support of the association and the free alumni web site
CCHS student can easily move between the CCHSAA web site and the school web
site by clicking on connecting links posted on each site.
Directions to enter personal profiles to the CCHSAA database are as follows:
the opening page, left side click “alumni database”
Scroll down to “Class Roster”
Click on your “ School Year”
Find your name under class members
Click on your name
the upper left hand corner of your profile, click “Update Entry”
Fill out the CCHSAA personal data form
Answer the privacy option questions
Click “submit” at the bottom of the page
In about 48 hours you will receive a confirmation if submission is approved by
Columbia City High School Alumni Association
600 North Whitley Street
Columbia City, IN 46725-0527
Telephone: 260-244-6136, extension 3459
information may be obtained by sending e-mails to
firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to