Columbia State Community College will host “Scholarship Saturday” on Saturday, Sept. 20 for area high school and home school seniors to sign up for Tennessee Promise and complete their Columbia State application. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at all Columbia State campuses.
The college’s usual $10 application fee will be waived for any
student who enrolls in Tennessee Promise and completes the Columbia
State application during the event.
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.
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.”
The Center for Workforce Development is offering a variety of courses during the month of September.
Free Hospice Care Training Series
Microsoft Office Courses
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.
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.
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.”
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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