Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks wraps up successful 2009-10 academic calendar

Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks
Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks continued to show outstanding growth both on campus and around the Lake community in 2009-2010. The Lake’s premier educational institution experienced a 17 percent increase in enrollment, graduated its largest class ever and hosted a successful Community Appreciation Day that educated and entertained the community.

“We have had a very successful 2009-10 school year and our graduation and community appreciation events provided a fitting exclamation point to the year,” said Dr. John Keeney, director of the Lake Ozark campus. “For nearly 20 years, we have received outstanding support from the Lake Ozark community and we are looking forward to continued success for our students, faculty and staff.”

More than 90 graduates received their degrees on April 25 at the Lodge of the Four Seasons. A large, enthusiastic crowd of more than 1,000 friends, family and fans made the trek to the Lodge to support their accomplished graduates in this great tradition.

The following Saturday, (May 1), a crowd of 400 ascended upon the Lake Ozark campus for the 4th Annual Community Appreciation Day. Entertaining and educational activities, free food and great prize giveaways highlighted a fantastic day.

Finally, the Lake campus saw an enrollment increase of 17 percent for the year and a 13 percent increase in enrollment for the current summer session. Also, 66 students were named to the dean’s list for the January-May time frame. The growth is extremely encouraging as the Lake campus prepares to celebrate its 20th Anniversary on Oct. 21-22.