COLUMBIA COLLEGE’S SYMPHONY OF THE SIERRA ON DECEMBER 17

COLUMBIA COLLEGE’S SYMPHONY OF THE SIERRA ON DECEMBER 17 Columbia College will present its winter concert “Symphony of the Sierra” at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th  in the Dogwood Theatre. The wide-ranging repertoire promises to be a performance well worth hearing.  According to orchestra conductor, Mic Harper, “The repertoire provides an eclectic exploration of works from the late 1890’s to 2014. Concert repertoire includes, The Children of Sanchez, South County Sketches, a medley of Duke Ellington’s works, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Procession of the Nobles, Gounod’s Marionetten—Trauermarsch, Christmas Festival by the ever-popular Leroy Anderson and more. The concert is free and the…

Columbia College’s Foster Youth Program Receives $20,000 Contribution

AT&T made a $20,000 contribution to the college’s innovative Foster Youth Success Initiative during a ceremony held at the college on September 20, 2017.   The funds will be used to support the Foster Youth college success program which provides transportation assistance, peer group and counseling support along with access to other social services that can assist foster youth persist through college graduation. The contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s signature philanthropic initiative and financial commitment of $400 million since 2008 to drive innovation in education and promote student success in school and beyond. “We are very grateful…

Speakers explore today’s California Native American experience

The Columbia College Foundation will host an enlightening look at the changes and challenges of today’s Native American experience Thursday, November 16.  Speakers include author and ethnic studies professor Dr. Melissa Moreno of Woodland Community College, Carlos Geisdorff (Me-Wuk), Cultural Coordinator of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk, and Columbia College Counselor Stephanie Beaver (Hupa) who will moderate. The event, held during National Native American Heritage Month, will be held at the Dogwood Forum at Columbia College and is free to the public. Doors will open at 6pm and the evening’s program will run from 6:30-8pm. The November 16 program continues…

Columbia College Tennis Court Practice Wall

Columbia College is pleased to announce the addition of a new practice wall to enhance its tennis courts.  The wall measures twelve by eighty feet, and can accommodate multiple players at one time. Practice walls are recognized as important additions to everyday practice routines for both beginners and those developing their game. The project was developed under the leadership of Jeff Fitzwater, a Columbia College counselor and tennis enthusiast.  Funding was provided by the Columbia College Foundation and contributions made by the local tennis community. The facility is open to the public on a first-come, space-available basis.  

Tuolumne Veterans’ History Project Donation

The Columbia College Library has become the hosting site for the Tuolumne Veterans’ History Project, which includes the approved personal histories of World War II veterans who were interviewed for the project. The material was formerly housed on the Memoir Center website.  For more information, please visit http://www.gocolumbia.edu/library/stories/index.php

Columbia College Receiving Accreditation Review Visit October 2-5, Open Forums Scheduled

Columbia College will receive an accreditation site visit–from representatives of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges– from October 2 through October 5 as part of the process to reaffirm accreditation. Modesto Junior College, Columbia’s sister college in the Yosemite Community College District, also will undergo accreditation review at that time. Open forums at both colleges have been scheduled to provide an opportunity for the public, all employees, students and members of the college community to meet and communicate with the ACCJC Evaluation team. The forums at Columbia College will be held on…

Columbia College Foundation receives $2 million endowment gift from local family

The Columbia College Foundation is thrilled to announce that it has received an endowment gift of more than $2 million from the Wise Family Charitable Trust. The trust was established through the family estate of three long-time Columbia College benefactors and community leaders: Don Brady, Millie Brady Wise and John Wise. This gift culminates decades of support from the Brady and Wise families, and is by far the largest contribution ever received by the college Foundation. In an agreement with the family, the endowment will remain invested, and proceeds will provide ongoing annual support for two Foundation programs: The Promise…

Columbia College’s Foster Youth Program Receives $20,000 Contribution

Columbia College’s Foster Youth Program Receives $20,000 Contribution Contribution from AT&T supports school’s college success program On September 20th, Columbia College will announce that AT&T is making a $20,000 contribution to the college’s innovative Foster Youth Success Initiative during a ceremony held at the college at 10 AM in the Manzanita Building (upper level). The funds will be used to support this Foster Youth college success program which provides transportation assistance, peer group and counseling support along with access to other social services that can assist foster youth persist through college graduation. The contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, the…

“Come and eat our homework”

“Come and eat our homework” Columbia College is excited to announce the re-opening of the Cellar Bistro and the newly renovated hospitality facilities in the lower level of the Manzanita building. Thanks to the enormous support of local voters passing Measure E in 2004, we were able to remodel and update facilities across campus to promote student safety and success. The hospitality facilities have been renovated with state-of-the-art equipment that will promote learning through hands-on experience in food production and customer service. Each semester, faculty, staff and students as well as the public can enjoy food prepared by students under…