CC - Springfield to Hold Commencement October 12
Springfield, Mo., Oct. 8- Columbia College-Springfield will recognize graduates at a commencement ceremony Saturday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center.
Dr. Terry Smith, interim president at Columbia College, will give the commencement address. Gary Oedewaldt, associate dean for Adult Higher Education, will provide remarks and confer degrees. Penny Price will provide the alumni charge.
"We are exceptionally proud of our students' achievements," said Oedewaldt. "Many people have helped our students along their academic journey, and commencement is a perfect opportunity for those individuals to participate in the honor as well."
Originally established in 1996 as Columbia College-Christian County, the campus began as an extension of the Fort Leonard Wood campus in Marshfield. It became a standalone addition to the college's extended campuses in 2000 and relocated to its current location in Springfield in January 2012.
Columbia College-Springfield offers seven associate and six bachelor's degree programs in-seat; additional associate, bachelor's and master's degrees also are available 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 31,000 students each year and has more than 80,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit www.ccis.edu.
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