Columbia College Foundation Hosts Lecture on Outlook for Rim Fire Recovery

The public is invited to learn about cooperative restoration efforts underway one year after the devastating Rim Fire on Thursday, October 16, when the Columbia College Foundation      hosts the next installment of its community lecture series. “Looking Forward: Rim Fire Recovery,” a two-hour evening program at the Sonora High School Auditorium, will be moderated by Columbia College Natural Resources professor Dr. Tom Hofstra, and features leading experts from the timber, ranching, environmental  groups and public agencies for wildlife and land management. Leading the panel discussion will be Yosemite-Stanislaus Collaborative Co-Chairs, Mike Albrecht of Sierra Resource Management and John Buckley…

Columbia College Foundation Hosts Lecture on Outlook for Rim Fire Recovery

The public is invited to learn about cooperative restoration efforts underway one year after the devastating Rim Fire on Thursday, October 16, when the Columbia College Foundation hosts the next installment of its community lecture series. “Looking Forward: Rim Fire Recovery,” a two-hour evening program at the Sonora High School Auditorium, will be moderated by Columbia College Natural Resources professor Dr. Tom Hofstra, and features leading experts from the timber, ranching, environmental groups and public agencies for wildlife and land management. Leading the panel discussion will be Yosemite-Stanislaus Collaborative Co-Chairs, Mike Albrecht of Sierra Resource Management and John Buckley of…

Columbia College Spring 2014 President’s List

Columbia College has named 193 students to the spring 2014 semester President’s List. We are pleased to officially recognize their exceptional scholastic achievement. This acknowledgment is reserved for students who complete a minimum of twelve degree applicable units in a semester at Columbia College with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have received no grade below a “C.” Columbia College spring 2014 President’s List students are listed below by city. Altaville – 4 Andrew Collum Brandon Dillashaw Caitlin Kitchell Brent Warner Angels Camp – 4 Katie Gianelli Jessi Gonzales Nathanial Johnson Sandra Rivera Arnold – 3 Aiko Gonzalez Ronald Hawkins Tina Jones Bakersfield…

Columbia College Presents 45th Commencement on May 2

Columbia College will hold its 45th Commencement on Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion. A reception for the graduates, their families, friends and guests will be held immediately after the ceremony in Carkeet Park next to the pavilion. Among the graduating class, 99 Associate of Arts Degrees will be conferred, 8 Associate of Arts Transfer Degrees+, 93 Associate of Science Degrees, 16 Associate of Science (Occupational Education) Degrees, and 63 Certificates of Achievement.  Twenty-five will graduate with distinction (cumulative grade point averages of 3.75 or better) and 27 with honors (between 3.5 and 3.74 grade point…

Columbia College Fire Technology Students Receive Certificates

The Columbia College Fire Academy will hold its graduation ceremony and presentation of certificates on Wednesday, April 30th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Oak Pavilion.  The event is open to the public. Certificates will be awarded to 26 students based on their successful completion of the academic and manipulative training as mandated for a California Firefighter Level One. Before applying to the state for Firefighter I Certification, students must still complete six months of full-time or one year of part-time field experience. “Some of the graduates have been hired by the Columbia College Fire Department, local Fire Districts, City…

Columbia College Presents its Symphony of the Sierra Spring Concert on May 3

The Columbia College Symphony of the Sierra will perform its spring 2014 concert on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Dogwood Forum Building on the Columbia College campus. Admission is free. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The orchestra will perform the first movement from Joseph Haydn’s Symphony 101. “The orchestra has grown a good deal this season and we are ready to take on longer works,” says conductor, Mic Harper. “It is a real pleasure to be conducting one of Haydn’s last works with this ensemble. For our many young members, this is their first opportunity to…

Columbia College Hosts Annual Scholarship & Awards Celebration – More than $84,000 Awarded to 72 Students

The Columbia College Foundation will host the annual Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 24, beginning at 4:30 p.m. to recognize scholarship recipients and donors. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be held in the Dogwood Forum at Columbia College. This year, 72 students were awarded scholarships to assist with their educational expenses, totaling more than $84,000 in awards.  Many of these scholarships were contributed by community organizations and individuals and a number are offered annually through the Foundation’s endowed funds.  At least 20 scholarships each year are funded through the Foundation’s Osher…