COLUMBIA COLLEGE GRADUATES FIRE TECHNOLOGY PARTICIPANTS

Columbia College’s Fire Academy will hold its graduation ceremony and presentation of Certification of Completion to 35 successful students of the Fire Technology Program. The event, which is open to the public, will be held Friday, December 16, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion at Columbia College. The certificates will be awarded based on the student’s successful completion of the academic and manipulative training as mandated for a California Firefighter 1 Certification. The students must still complete six months of full-time or one year of part-time field experience before applying to the state for Firefighter I Certification. “Some…

EXPERTS OFFER VIEWS OF SIERRA NEVADA TREE MORTALITY AT COLUMBIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION LECTURE

WHO:        Columbia College Foundation WHAT:      “A Changing Landscape: Tree Mortality in the Sierra Nevada” A free community event featuring leading experts in forest ecology WHERE:     Sonora High School Auditorium WHEN:      Thursday evening October 6. Doors open at 6:30 pm; program 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. A leading national researcher and local experts on forest transition will be the featured speakers at a free community event presented by the Columbia College Foundation Thursday evening, October 6. “A Changing Landscape: Tree Mortality in the Sierra Nevada,” a two-hour evening program at the Sonora High School Auditorium, will be moderated by Columbia College…

Columbia College Transfer Day and College Night offer all students access to college information

(Sonora, CA) – High school and college students will have a chance to speak in-person to representatives from four-year colleges and universities at Columbia College’s Transfer Day/ College Night events scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2016. Both events are free and open to all community members, high school students, and their families.  Free parking is offered on campus all day for these events. The Transfer Day portion of the event will be held from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, outside the Tamarack (Library) building on the main Columbia College campus, located at 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora. Transfer Day is…

Columbia College awarded $1.18 million federal grant to improve college readiness for adults

 Columbia College has been awarded a five-year federal education grant totaling $1.18 million to launch an Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) for the Mother Lode region. The college will partner with more than a dozen local agencies in the central Mother Lode to encourage and assist adults who are interested in college and career training to improve their economic opportunities. The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, will support staffing and outreach to connect with and serve an estimated 1,000 individuals per year, providing them with information on educational and career training options, financial literacy, and assistance with college…

Columbia College attends inaugural convening of Second Chance Pell Pilot Program in Washington, DC with U.S. Department of Education Secretary John B. King and Deputy Attorney General Sally Q. Yates

Melissa Raby, Vice President of Student Services, and Marnie Shively, Director of Financial Aid at Columbia College are in Washington, DC today attending the inaugural convening of the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program, which allows incarcerated students to receive federal Pell Grant funding for postsecondary education. Last month, the U.S. Department of Education announced the 69 selected colleges and universities that will provide postsecondary education to nearly 12,000 students in more than 100 state and federal prisons nationwide. Columbia College was selected to participate in the program out of more than 200 applicants in 48 states. In 1994, Pell Grant eligibility for…

COLUMBIA COLLEGE SPRING 2016 PRESIDENTS LIST

Columbia college SPRING 2016 presidents list Columbia College has named 206 students to the spring 2016 semester Presidents List. We are pleased to officially recognize their exceptional scholastic achievement. This acknowledgment is reserved for students completing twelve or more units of semester coursework at Columbia College and earning a cumulative grade point average between 3.5 and 4.0, with no grade lower than C. Columbia College spring 2016 Presidents List students are listed below by city. Nicolas Logan Alta Loma Trenton Bennett Angels Camp Justin Clemens Angels Camp Hayley Gorden Angels Camp Todd Loughran Angels Camp Christina Martinez Angels Camp Christian…

Water Education and Awareness Day

The fulfillment of basic human needs, the environment, socioeconomic development, and poverty reduction are all dependent on water. Cooperation around this precious resource is key for the future of the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants; we must work together to protect and carefully manage this fragile, finite resource. Every action involving water management and use requires effective cooperation between multiple agencies at local levels. In recognition of this reality, the Forestry and Natural Resources program at Columbia College declared May 26, 2016 to be a local Water Education and Awareness Day as a means of focusing attention on…

Fire science program draws in students far and wide

The call that came in early March was the sort of thing Michael Bender had spent months training for. In a Columbia home five minutes from the fire station, a person had stopped breathing. Bender, 26, and the two partners who were on duty with him reviewed their plan as the truck sped toward the home. This was the rehearsed part: One of them would hook up the AED, one would apply the Bag Valve Mask, and one would begin compressions. What they hadnt rehearsed, and what Bender could never have prepared for, was how he would feel. It was…

40th Wine Tasting Celebrates Foothill Tradition – A Look Back at Forty Years of Tastings

The Columbia College Foundation will host its 40th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting on Saturday, April 9. Its an event with a rich history. It was 1977 and the California wine industry was coming of age after having won the now famous Judgment at Paris wine tasting competition against the French the year before, remembers Tom Bender, long time organizer of the Annual Columbia Wine Tasting. The growth in small Northern California wineries was under way and the time was ripe for inviting a selective number of them to Columbia State Historic Park for a Columbia College Culinary Department fund raiser.…