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Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base celebrates 15th anniversary

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., March 24 - Columbia College-Patrick Air Force base is celebrating 15 years at Patrick Air Force Base. The campus will celebrate with an event to be held April 2 at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Jeff Musgrove, campus director, will provide remarks, with a reception following.

"We are delighted to celebrate this important milestone," said Musgrove. "I've served as the campus director since the campus' inception, and I've seen it grow tremendously. Last year, we served 212 students, and we have graduated more than 470 students since we opened our doors."

Columbia College-Patrick Air Force Base was established in 1999 to be an integral part of Patrick Air Force Base 45th Mission Support Group's Higher Education plan.

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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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