A 1973 Columbia Basin College graduate and Tri-City businesswoman is the college's Outstanding Alumnus this year.
Diane Hoch earned her associate degree at CBC after her second daughter began school, a release said.
Hoch and her husband then went on to form Sigma Research and Sigma Financial Group and Hoch founded Sigma Management.
She's also been president of the Corporate Council for the Arts, vice president and treasurer of the CREHST Museum and was on the development team for the Reach museum. Hoch and her husband also have contributed financially to the CBC Foundation.