Columbia State Community College’s Center for Workforce Development is
offering an ACT test prep course this fall for Middle Tennessee high
school students who plan to take the required national college
admissions exam this fall.
meet one evening per week for five weeks. The course is fast-paced and
covers the five areas of the ACT test: English, math, reading, science
and writing. In addition, students will learn test-taking strategies and
take practice tests. Fees are $140 per person, and each student will
receive a prep guide on the first evening of class.
On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club donated
$1,000 to the Columbia State Community College Foundation in support of
“We are glad Columbia Breakfast Rotary Club
can provide these funds for student scholarships,” said Eddie Allred,
Each year, the foundation awards the CBRC
scholarship to a current full-time student in good standing who meets
scholarship requirements and is a graduate of Maury County schools.
Columbia State Community College’s Office of Access and Diversity
recently announced the winners of the 2014 “Math for Life” Summer Math
Academy, where approximately 100 sixth, seventh and eighth grade
students participated in four-day events that took place at four
Columbia State Community College announces its 2014-2015 First Farmers
Performance Series season with some of the country’s best entertainers.
October 2 - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky ThunderNovember 6 - Evening in the Round with Linda DavisDecember 4 - Blue Sky RidersFebruary 12 - Mac McAnallyMarch 12 - Annie Moses BandApril 23 - Columbia State Spring Musical
Season ticket sales begin July 31 and individual tickets go on sale Aug. 19.
Columbia State Community College faculty and staff, state and local officials, and community members gathered Friday, July 18 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Williamson Campus.
Speakers for the event included Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president; John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents; Rogers Anderson, Williamson county mayor; Rep. Charles Sargent; and Dr. Ken Moore, Franklin mayor. Tom Lawrence of WAKM emceed the event.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, in conjunction
with Columbia State Community College, hosted a press conference July 8
to announce Columbia State as the recipient of the Rural Utilities
Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine program grant. The RUS-DLT
grant program is designed to meet the educational and health care needs
of rural communities in southern Middle Tennessee through the use of
advanced telecommunications technologies.
Columbia State Community College recently hosted its second South
Central Tennessee Educational Leaders Summit to discuss the state of
education in Middle Tennessee and how the Tennessee Promise will impact
students and educational institutions.
Columbia State Community College’s Pryor Art Gallery, in partnership
with Arts in Action, announces a call for submissions to the second
annual “From the HeArt,” a Tri-Star Bank-sponsored exhibit. “From the
HeART” is a community-wide, juried art competition and is open to all
artists in Middle Tennessee.
Columbia State Community College held a press conference Tuesday, June
17 to announce its new partnership with Williamson County Schools for
plans to develop Williamson’s Information Technology Center of
Excellence at Centennial High School.
Michael Darrell, assistant professor of mathematics at Columbia State Community College, has been appointed president of the Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. The state chapter is an affiliate of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the organization that serves all community college math professors.
Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society for two-year colleges, has just completed its first full year at Columbia State Community College under the sponsorship of English instructor, Brittany Hall. The new Eta Beta chapter has inducted 27 new members, won a national award in writing, held fundraising events, and gone on field trips.
“I see this club as an excellent opportunity to get some of our talented, studious students recognized within a national organization,” Hall explained. “I encourage my students to take advantage of this chance to display their academic success and represent their college and community.”
Columbia State Community College softball players Mandy Bunnell, Becca Curtis, Ashley Price and Carmen Whitfield graduated this spring and have plans in place for a bright future.
Bunnell is a graduate of Priceville High School in Decatur, Ala. Earning an Associate degree, her achievements at Columbia State also include being a TCCAA Distinguished Scholar-Athlete, making the dean’s list and being a member of the 2nd team all-conference as well as the all-tournament team in 2013. In the fall, Bunnell will continue her education Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Ala.
The American Baseball Coaches Association named Mike Corn the NJCAA Division I Diamond Regional Coach of the Year for the East Central District. The Columbia State Community College head baseball coach recently led the Chargers baseball team to the 2014 Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.
In addition to leading his team to winning the NJCAA Region 7 and East Central District championships, Corn also led the Chargers to an overall sixth place national ranking in the NJCAA this year. This year’s team had record-breaking wins for the college, ending the season 46-13.
Columbia State Community College was represented at the Tennessee Society for Respiratory Care Annual State Convention and Exhibition this spring. First and second year students attended sessions concerning patient safety and the role of the respiratory therapist in the emergency department and during transport, as well as other topics.
For the second year the TSRC sponsored a student poster presentation with cash awards for the first, second and third place finishers, with awards of $300, $200 and $100 respectively. Columbia State students won all three awards, competing against Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis.
The Civil War Trust recently held their annual conference in Nashville and invited Columbia State Assistant Professor of History Thomas Flagel to give the keynote address at their annual dinner. Flagel’s talk was titled “Finding Our Collective Appomattox: The Search for Peace at the End of the American Civil War,” an examination of how preserved battlefields became sites of solace for veterans and civilians searching for peace and belonging, a role that he sees continuing to this day. The presentation went so well that the Civil War Trust is having Flagel write an article for their periodical Hallowed Ground.
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