Columbia College-Rolla to host Community and Alumni Fall Fun-Fest

           Jim D. Morris Hall will play host to the Rolla campus' Community and Alumni Fall Fun-fest

The Rolla community, including all Columbia College alumni in the area, is invited to the campus’ annual Community and Alumni Fall Fun-fest at the new campus location (550 Blue's Lake Parkway). The event, which will feature free food, games and great activities, will take place this Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1-4 p.m.

Attendees can win door prizes and check out interactive displays. A raffle, benefitting the campus’ Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society, will be held. Questions about the event can be directed to Velda Kossuth at 573-341-3350 or

Established in 1992, Columbia College-Rolla was originally an extension of Columbia College-Fort Leonard Wood. In 1996, due to enrollment growth, Columbia College-Rolla was established as a separate campus. In September 2011, Columbia College-Rolla received a substantial gift from Springfield, Mo.-based philanthropist, Jim D. Morris. Morris made a donation of property with a building he owned in Rolla West, which is used for a new Columbia College-Rolla campus.
The building includes a multitude of classroom space and a science laboratory. A ribbon cutting for the new 37,000-foot facility was held in August of 2012.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit ###