Columbia College-Aurora to hold commencement April 28
COLUMBIA, MO - Columbia College-Aurora will recognize graduates at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel, 3200 South Parker Road, Aurora, Colo.
Kevin Palmer, chief information officer, will give the commencement address; Ramona McAfee, assistant dean for military and federal programs, will confer the degrees; and Mark Baisley '93, president and CEO of Slipglass, Inc., will provide the alumni charge.
"Commencement is the perfect time to recognize the commitment and dedication of our students," said McAfee. "The road to higher education is not easy, and we are proud to honor their accomplishments."
Established in Denver in 1975, the campus moved to Aurora in 1979 after enrollments outpaced available space.
In its formative years, the campus served active-duty military personnel at Lowry Air Force Base, Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, retired military and corporate students from major companies in the area. Today, it continues to serve military and civilian adult learners in the Denver area.
Columbia College-Aurora offers five associate degrees, six bachelor's degrees and one master's degree program on campus as well as 23 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online.
Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
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