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…

Columbia College Foundation Plans Promise Scholarship Opportunity

Columbia College Foundation plans Promise Scholarship opportunity The Columbia College Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting new scholarship opportunity for local high school seniors enrolling at Columbia College beginning in fall 2018.  This new program, the Columbia College Promise Scholarship, will make it possible for every qualified local public high school graduate to attend Columbia College fulltime, tuition free, for two consecutive semesters if they enroll immediately after graduation.  The program will be a three year pilot, funded by gifts from individuals and community partners who care deeply about education for our local youth. The Promise Scholarship program will…

COLUMBIA COLLEGE SPRING 2017 PRESIDENT’S LIST

Columbia College has named 184 students to the spring 2017 semester President’s 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 2017 President’s List students are listed below by city. Michael Keller Altaville       Trenton Bennett Angels Camp Justin Clemens Angels Camp Ashlen Mayben Angels Camp Erica Roberts Angels Camp Christian Wilson Angels Camp Jeremiah Wilson Angels Camp  …