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Three Students Presented First CCAA Scholarships

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 9, 2014 - To commemorate 50 years of serving alumni worldwide, the Columbia College Alumni Association (CCAA) board of directors created its first endowed scholarship to assist Columbia College students. After receiving more than 200 applications for the scholarship program, the following students were honored with $1,000 awards recently as part of Alumni Reunion Weekend 2014:

Michelle Henderson Holland (Preston, Missouri) - Lake of the Ozarks campus

Lauren Jaeger (Clarksville, Missouri) - Day campus

Shannon Sare (Aurora, Colorado) - Denver campus

The CCAA Scholars Program is designed to benefit students who exhibit notable affinity for Columbia College. The CCAA Board set a goal of raising $150,000 to fund the scholarship and reached that goal in less than one year thanks to the generosity of more than 190 donors. The criteria for the scholarship included:

* A fully completed online application form
* A personal statement of up to 100 words written by the student describing what his or her time at Columbia College has meant to him/her and how they feel CC has benefitted him/her
* Minimum GPA of 2.75
* Completed at least 24 credit hours with Columbia College

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Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 163 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

Sam Fleury
Senior Community and Alumni Relations Coordinator
(573) 348-4293
Cell - (573) 268-8612


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Shannon Sare (Aurora, Colorado) - Denver campus



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