St. Louis campus to hold commencement July 26

Columbia College-St. Louis

July 21, 2014


Columbia College will recognize graduates at the St. Louis campus commencement ceremony this Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the St. Charles Convention Center. This year’s commencement recognizes 183 students who completed degree requirements during the 2013-14 academic year.
      
Dr. Terry Smith, executive vice president and dean for Academic Affairs, will give the commencement address, and Ernie Wren, associate dean for Adult Higher Education and the Online Campus, will be conferring degrees. Sonya Garrett ’96 will provide the alumni charge.

      
Columbia College–St. Louis was established in 1973 and was located for a short time at the Army Reserve Personnel Center. The campus moved to its current location on Woodson Road in 1989. The St. Louis campus was the first Columbia College Nationwide Campus.
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Enrollment for the 2014 August session open at Lake of the Ozarks campus

Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks 

July 16, 2014




Enrollment for the 2014 August Session at Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks is now open. The campus, which has served the Lake area for more than 23 years, will begin the session on Aug. 18, but students can continue to register through Aug. 22. Classes are available both in-seat and online and will be completed in eight weeks.
        
The Lake’s only four-year college features a faculty that has a combined 420 years of teaching experience at Columbia College. With a 15:1 average student-teacher ratio in each class, students get the instruction they need from industry experts from around mid-Missouri and the country. Courses such as Anatomy, Business Communications and Learning Theory are three of the 50 classes that will be offered at the campus in Osage Beach. For a complete listing of in-seat classes available for the upcoming session, log on to www.ccis.edu/lakeozark and click the ‘course schedule’ button on the left to view the August 2014 schedule.
        
Anyone interested in beginning or continuing their educational endeavor can visit the Lake campus, which is located at 900 College Blvd., in Osage Beach, behind the Prewitt’s Point Shopping Center, or call (573) 348-6463 to set up an appointment with an academic advisor. For more information on Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks, visit the campus’ Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cclakeozark.
        
The Lake Ozark campus was established in 1990. In 2004, construction began on a 17,400-square-foot building, and the first classes were held in the new facility in June 2005. Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks offers eight associate and 11 bachelor’s degrees in-seat, as well as 23 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online. 
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Patrick Air Force Base campus to hold commencement July 12

Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base

July 7, 2014


Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base will recognize graduates at a commencement ceremony July 12 at 10 a.m., at the Tides Club on Patrick Air Force Base.

Lana Pool, executive director of marketing for Columbia College, will give the commencement address. Dr. Eric Cunningham, associate dean for Adult Higher Education, will provide remarks and confer degrees and Herman Moyer ’05 will provide the alumni charge.

“We are pleased to honor our students’ achievements," said Cunningham. "The road to higher education is not easy, and commencement is a fantastic opportunity for our students and their families to celebrate this milestone."

Columbia College–Patrick Air Force Base provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format, and serves civilian and military learners.
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Orlando campus to hold commencement July 13

Columbia College-Orlando

July 7, 2014


Columbia College-Orlando will recognize more than 250 graduates at a commencement ceremony July 13 at 2 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.

Lana Poole, executive director of Marketing at Columbia College, will address graduates, and Dr. Eric Cunningham, associate dean for Adult Higher Education, will provide remarks and confer degrees. William Wright ’09 will provide the alumni charge.
       
"The road to higher education is not easy, and commencement is a fantastic opportunity for our students and their families to celebrate this milestone,” said Cunningham. “We are pleased to honor our students’ achievements."               
        
Columbia College-Orlando was established in 1975 as part of the Navy Campus of the Naval Training Center. Today, it continues to provide a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format, and serves civilian and military adult learners in the Orlando area.
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10 questions + 2 minutes = a Starbucks e-gift card and MBS book voucher

Columbia College Evening & Nationwide campuses


July 1, 2014


Students, your feedback is valuable! That's why we're asking you to take two minutes to answer 10 simple questions about your campus newsletter and other college communications (like Compass!). All you have to do is visit the survey website or scan the QR code below to get started.

The first 500 respondents will receive a Starbucks e-gift card, and one respondent from each AHE campus (including Evening and Online) will be selected at random to receive a $100 MBS book voucher! You must submit a valid email address to be eligible. Don't wait, take the survey now!


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10 questions + 2 minutes = a Starbucks e-gift card and MBS book voucher

Columbia College Evening & Nationwide campuses


July 1, 2014


Students, your feedback is valuable! That's why we're asking you to take two minutes to answer 10 simple questions about your campus newsletter and other college communications (like Compass!). All you have to do is visit the survey website or scan the QR code below to get started.

The first 500 respondents will receive a Starbucks e-gift card, and one respondent from each AHE campus (including Evening and Online) will be selected at random to receive a $100 MBS book voucher! You must submit a valid email address to be eligible. Don't wait, take the survey now!


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Columbia College awards Westling Scholarship to several AHE students

Columbia College Evening & Nationwide campuses

July 1, 2014

Several Columbia College students recently were awarded a $750 scholarship from the college in honor of Frank S. Westling. Westling was a highly decorated infantry officer and former dean of the college’s Extended Studies Division, now Adult Higher Education.
                
To qualify for the Westling award, the recipients had to:

  • Be an Online, Evening or Nationwide campus student pursuing a degree with Columbia College
  • Have attended Columbia College during the 2013-14 academic year (scholarship will be for the 2014-2015 academic year)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have at least 15 credit hours with Columbia College
  • Provide evidence of leadership and service to their community, school or country
  • Write a 400-500 word essay about their achievements and career goalsFor the 2014-2015 academic year, Columbia College awarded Westling scholarships to 22 students from 17 campus locations. The scholarship is non-renewable and awarded to new students each year


NameCampusHometown
Franklin, BrookeKansas City, MOShawnee, KS
McColly, QuinnLemoore, CALemoore, CA
Garcia, CourtuereSan Luis Obispo, CATempleton, CA
Hickey, AmandaSan Luis Obispo, CAGrover Beach, CA
Preston, MatthewSan Luis Obispo, CALos Osos, CA
Driskel, DanielleCoast Guard Island, CAKailua, HI
Jauregui, JennyLos Alamitos, CALa Habra, CA
Kembel, TracyNAS Jacksonville, FLJacksonville, FL
Orozco, LizNAS Jacksonville, FLFleming Island, FL
Thomas, ArleenPatrick AFB, FLPalm Bay, FL
Evans, SherylLake Ozark, MOEldon, MO
Murphy, ZachHunter AAF, GASavannah, GA
Fallos, ElizabethLake County, ILGurnee, IL
Peterson, PatriciaCrystal Lake, ILWoodstock, IL
Fuemmeler, EricaMoberly, MOMoberly, MO
Fugate, MichaelMoberly, MOMoberly, MO
Kilgore, NatalieMoberly, MOMoberly, MO
Davolt, NathanLeonard Wood, MODixon, MO
Peterson, ShaneRollaRolla, MO
Summers, DonnaFt. Worth, TXKeller, TX
Shaneyfelt, TanyaNS Everett/Marysville, WAArlington, WA
Stilley, BradleyWhidbey Island, WAGreat Mills, MD

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Columbia College awards Westling Scholarship to several AHE students

Columbia College Evening & Nationwide campuses

July 1, 2014

Several Columbia College students recently were awarded a $750 scholarship from the college in honor of Frank S. Westling. Westling was a highly decorated infantry officer and former dean of the college’s Extended Studies Division, now Adult Higher Education.
                
To qualify for the Westling award, the recipients had to:

  • Be an Online, Evening or Nationwide campus student pursuing a degree with Columbia College
  • Have attended Columbia College during the 2013-14 academic year (scholarship will be for the 2014-2015 academic year)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Have at least 15 credit hours with Columbia College
  • Provide evidence of leadership and service to their community, school or country
  • Write a 400-500 word essay about their achievements and career goalsFor the 2014-2015 academic year, Columbia College awarded Westling scholarships to 22 students from 17 campus locations. The scholarship is non-renewable and awarded to new students each year


Name Campus Hometown
Franklin, Brooke Kansas City, MO Shawnee, KS
McColly, Quinn Lemoore, CA Lemoore, CA
Garcia, Courtuere San Luis Obispo, CA Templeton, CA
Hickey, Amanda San Luis Obispo, CA Grover Beach, CA
Preston, Matthew San Luis Obispo, CA Los Osos, CA
Driskel, Danielle Coast Guard Island, CA Kailua, HI
Jauregui, Jenny Los Alamitos, CA La Habra, CA
Kembel, Tracy NAS Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville, FL
Orozco, Liz NAS Jacksonville, FL Fleming Island, FL
Thomas, Arleen Patrick AFB, FL Palm Bay, FL
Evans, Sheryl Lake Ozark, MO Eldon, MO
Murphy, Zach Hunter AAF, GA Savannah, GA
Fallos, Elizabeth Lake County, IL Gurnee, IL
Peterson, Patricia Crystal Lake, IL Woodstock, IL
Fuemmeler, Erica Moberly, MO Moberly, MO
Fugate, Michael Moberly, MO Moberly, MO
Kilgore, Natalie Moberly, MO Moberly, MO
Davolt, Nathan Leonard Wood, MO Dixon, MO
Peterson, Shane Rolla Rolla, MO
Summers, Donna Ft. Worth, TX Keller, TX
Shaneyfelt, Tanya NS Everett/Marysville, WA Arlington, WA
Stilley, Bradley Whidbey Island, WA Great Mills, MD
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Pasley and Schulteis to host Independence Day special on LakeTV

Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks

June 30, 2014


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Columbia College-Lake of the Ozarks professors Jim Pasley and Dr. Marvin Schulteis will be partnering with LakeTV on Friday, July 4 to provide a look at the history of Independence Day. The dynamic duo will take to the TV airwaves from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. The show will also allow viewers to call (573) 723-1424 and ask questions or voice your opinion on why you love the United States! You can watch the show any of the following ways:

Live at www.ustream.tv/channel/lake-tv-live

Tune in to Charter cable channel 197

Click on the player to watch LakeTV live here on your screen! 



If you miss the live broadcast, fear not. The show will be viewable several different times throughout the weekend!
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Los Alamitos director selected as local Citizen of the Year

Columbia College-Los Alamitos


June 27, 2014


Director Carl David and his wife, Amy, received the Laguna Niguel “2013 Citizen of the Year” award. The award recognizes those who volunteer to support various activities and events around the city. According to the City of Laguna Niguel, “Carl and Amy David are longtime residents of Laguna Niguel, who for many years, have unassumingly volunteered their time and energy to helping those in need and serving their community.”


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