Columbia College celebrates Charter Day Jan. 17
WHAT: Columbia College celebrates the 162nd anniversary of receiving its charter from the Missouri state legislature.
WHO: Dr. Gerald Brouder, college president, will provide remarks on noteworthy events of 1863. Dr. Brad Lookingbill, professor of history and chair of the History and Political Science Department, will also speak on national events of the era. Nollie Moore, music instructor and director of the Jane Froman Singers, will provide a special musical program.
In January 1851, the Missouri General Assembly passed an act "to incorporate a Female College" in Columbia, Mo. It was the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by state legislature. Christian Female College became Columbia College in 1970.
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 17
Event begins at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Columbia College - 1001 Rogers St.
Dorsey Gymnasium, Dorsey Hall
Parking is available at the corner of Rogers Street and 10th Street.
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 74,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
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