Did you know?High school and home school seniors may qualify for
free tuition at a community or technical college through Tennessee
Promise beginning with the Class of 2015.
Columbia State Community College’s Office of Evening Services will host
an education open house Oct. 9 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. for those interested
in teaching pre-school or grades K-6.
“If you are
considering becoming a teacher, you should consider coming to this
event,” said Kelley Pujol, coordinator of evening services and cohort
programs. “One of the best things any perspective student can do is talk
with professionals in their field of interest prior to beginning a
The Columbia State Community College Lady Chargers will host the Calhoun
Community College Lady Warhawks in a “Pinkout” scrimmage to help raise
awareness and honor those who have battled breast cancer.
“Strike Out Breast Cancer” event will take place on the Eddie Campbell
Softball Field Oct. 18. Gates will open at 11 a.m., and the first pitch
will be thrown at 1 p.m.
The Center for Workforce Development is offering a variety of courses during the month of October.
Microsoft Office Training
Microsoft Word Training - Lawrence County
Paralegal and Leadership Courses
Health Care Training
Pharmacy Technician - Williamson Campus
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.
October classes available in:
Lawrence CountyMarshall CountyWilliamson County
Exhibiting a variety of creative talent, Columbia State Community
College’s Pryor Gallery welcomes the art and artists of Gallery 202.
wanted to showcase a broad representation of artistic materials and
mediums, so this diverse group of artists was selected from Gallery
202,” said Rusty Summerville, Pryor Gallery curator. “With the extent of
varied works in the exhibit, there is something of interest for
everyone to see.”
Scholarship recipients and donors came together at a luncheon hosted by the Columbia State Community College Foundation.
“Our scholarship donors were able to meet the students,” said Bethany Lay, Columbia State’s executive for advancement. “The donors were able to see their contributions at work within the lives of the students and were inspired by who they are and what they will become.”
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 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.
Students in the respiratory care program at Columbia State Community College participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday, Aug. 25 between classes at the suggestion of second-year student and Columbia resident Casi Blade. R. David Johnson, director of the respiratory care program, and Dr. Kae Fleming, dean of health sciences also participated in the challenge.
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.
Sporting News magazine recently released its college basketball yearbook, naming T.J . Dunans their 2014 Junior College Preseason Player of the Year. The sophomore guard was recently recruited by and verbally committed to play for Auburn University. The magazine has also ranked Columbia State Community College’s men’s basketball team number 12 on its preseason list of top junior college teams in the country.
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.
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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