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  …

Columbia College’s New Mobile Phone Application!

Columbia College is pleased to introduce you to the college’s new mobile phone application!  This free mobile app provides you with a new way to access connectColumbia, Canvas, request a refund, and find your way around campus with maps. You will be able to view your schedule or your grades, search for classes, look up information on parking, bus and shuttle transportation, important campus phone numbers and much more. Supported devices: Apple devices running iOS 9.0 or later Apple watch OS 3 or later Android devices running system version 4.3.0 or later. Kindle Fire devices, except 2011 model. Steps to…

Classes available at Baker Station May – August 2017

Learning Gone Wild The High Sierra Institute offers over a dozen courses. The High Sierra Institute is a partnership between the Yosemite Community College District and the US Forest Service operated under Special Use Permit on the Stanislaus National Forest. Baker Station is situated along Highway 108 in the high Sierra at an elevation of 6,200 feet in the Summit Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest. Classes are held with field studies from May – August 2017. From Sonora:  Take Highway 108 roughly 57 miles east (just under four miles BEYOND the Dardanelle store.). Baker Station sits on the…

COLUMBIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION HONORS STUDENTS

Columbia College Foundation Honors Students More than $100,000 in Scholarships AWARDED The Columbia College Foundation and its community partners will present more than $100,000 in scholarships to qualified and deserving students at the annual Columbia College Scholarship and Awards Celebration on Thursday, April 13.  The event features student and community speakers, musical performances and presentation of the Student of the Year awards. In the 2016-2017 academic year, the Foundation and community partners awarded more than 150 scholarships to more 90 students, totaling more $100,000 in support for their educational expenses. Many of these scholarships are contributed by community organizations and…