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.…

Presentation on New Insights into Human Evolution from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa

(Sonora, CA) Columbia College will host a presentation entitled New Insights into Human Evolution from the Rising Star Cave in South Africa by Debra Bolter, Ph.D., Modesto Junior College (MJC) Professor of Anthropology and Research Associate with the Evolutionary Studies Institute in South Africa.The free event is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016 in Columbia Colleges Dogwood Theatre from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Bolter will present her work on the new hominid species, Homo naledi, published recently in the open access science journal eLife and featured in the October issue of National Geographic. These remarkable fossil remains were…

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