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Columbia College-Jefferson City donates computers to Lighthouse Preparatory Academy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Feb. 11 - Columbia College-Jefferson City recently donated 25 computers to Lighthouse Preparatory Academy. The school has rented space at the college's Emerald Lane location for more than six years, but will move into a new facility in March. Lighthouse Preparatory Academy also is a "Partner in Education" with Columbia College, through the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce.

"We've enjoyed a great relationship with Lighthouse Preparatory Academy," said Becky Bocklage, campus director. "We've watched their organization grow tremendously over the past few years, and we hope these computers will help them at their new facility."

Established in 1974 at the National Guard Armory, Columbia College-Jefferson City started serving the civilian population in 1982. The campus has resided at its current location on Emerald Lane since 2000, and today continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the Jefferson City area. Columbia College-Jefferson City offers seven associate, eight bachelor's and three certificate programs in-seat, 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 31,000 students each year and has more than 80,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit


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