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Condolences to family of CJ online student killed in motorcycle accident, Kesli Padgett

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students, The Columbia College community extends our condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Kesli Padgett. Kesli was a senior criminal justice major in our online program. She died unexpectantly yesterday in a motorcycle accident in Aiken County. Kesli was employed with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department, and the accident[…] Read More »

Campus Weather Udate

Campus Community, On May 24th 2017 The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Saluda County until 3pm today as the risk for severe weather enhances in the Midlands. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for counties in the Midlands until 3:15pm. A tornado watch continues for all counties in the Midlands until[…] Read More »

Congratulations to Columbia College graduate Jenn Colella

Congratulations to CC graduate Jenn Colella on her Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Come from Away! Plus, she got a Drama Desk Award nomination last week. Jenn has worked very hard for many years, and she deserves all the honors she’s getting now. It’s[…] Read More »

Columbia College Board Appoints Interim President

Columbia College’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, John C.B. Smith, announced the appointment of Carol A Moore, PhD, as the College’s interim president. Dr. Moore will fill the position held by Elizabeth Dinndorf, who is set to retire on June 30th. Dr. Moore has been serving as the College’s Executive Vice President and Provost[…] Read More »

Photo Gallery: Commencement, April 29

Columbia College held a commencement ceremony on April 29 for graduates of the Women’s College, and Evening, Online and Graduate programs. Any image in this gallery may be purchased from our image service ( Every graduate had an official photo taken when they received their diploma. Those images may be purchased from Ashleys Studio ([…] Read More »

Columbia College named one of the Top 50 Best Small Colleges in the U.S.

Columbia College was named as being one of the Top 50 Best Small Colleges in the U.S. in our most recent ranking! We gathered data from the National Center for Education Statistics regarding enrollment, retention, graduation rate, tuition, and degrees to narrow down the list to the top 50. These were ranked based on a[…] Read More »

SCICU Undergraduate Research Program Has Multi-Generational Impact Among Students and Faculty

Dr. Marlee Marsh and Columbia College students Michaela McElveen, Peyton Lee, Anna Outlaw and Michelle Troup recently participated in the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (SCICU) Research Symposium and were recognized for their student/faculty mentored research. The SCICU Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program was started in 1995 to give students opportunities to participate in professional[…] Read More »

Dr. Sharon Jones Receives SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award

Columbia College congratulates Dr. Sharon Jones, Associate Professor Political Science, for being recognized by South Carolina’s Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) with its Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Jones received the award at the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner held on April 4, 2017. Nominated by Dr. Hyman Rubin, III, the nomination was supported[…] Read More »

Commencement, Saturday, April 29, Township Auditorium

Undergraduate Commencement- Our Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Township Auditorium.The Township Auditorium will open for admission to guests with tickets at 9:00 a.m.  Graduate Commencement-Our Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Spears Concert Hall on the campus of[…] Read More »

Steps in Transcendence Columbia College Senior BA Dance Capstone Concert

April 18th 2017 The Columbia College Dance Company presents the Senior BA Dance Capstone concert on Tuesday, April 18th at 7:30pm in Cottingham Theatre. The concert features original culminating projects by senior dance majors Jordan Boxley, Erica Cooper, Rekha Letsinger, and Starlitt Miller. Jordan Boxley’s The Art of Worship, is a live depiction of the[…] Read More »

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