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Columbia College-NS Everett/Marysville to hold commencement June 7

COLUMBIA, Mo., June 3- Columbia College-NS Everett/Marysville will recognize graduates at a commencement ceremony Saturday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

Gary Oedewaldt, associate dean for Adult Higher Education at Columbia College, will give the commencement address. Mike Lederle, assistant dean for Military and Federal Programs, will confer the degrees.

"We are pleased to honor our students' achievements," said Lederle. "The road to higher education is not easy, and commencement is a fantastic opportunity for our students and their families to celebrate this milestone."

Columbia College served active-duty military, their dependents and the public in the greater Puget Sound region with a campus at Naval Station Seattle at Sand Point from 1980-1994. In 1995, this campus was relocated to Naval Station Everett and the Navy Support Complex at Smokey Point, Marysville. Columbia College-NS Everett/Marysville offers five associate, seven bachelor's and one master's degree program in-seat as well as 27 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online.

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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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