Columbia College will recognize graduates at the Lake of the Ozarks campus commencement ceremony this Sunday, May 18. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
Columbia College will recognize graduates at the Lake of the Ozarks campus commencement ceremony this Sunday, May 18. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Missouri. As part of the graduation events, 12 nursing students will be awarded their nurses’ pin at 11:30 a.m. at the same location, recognizing the completion of the nursing program.
Dr. Terry B. Smith, executive vice president and dean for academic affairs, will give the commencement address and confer degrees while Ernest Wren, associate dean for the Online Campus will be on hand to assist. Joe Cochran ‘12, who serves as Miller County assessor, will be providing the Columbia College Alumni Charge. The event is open to the public, and a reception will take place following the ceremony.
The Lake Ozark campus was established in 1990 and recently celebrated its 23rd anniversary. In 2004, a new 17,400-square-foot building was constructed, completed in spring 2005. The first classes held in the new facility began in June 2005. Columbia College–Lake of the Ozarks offers eight associate and 11 bachelor’s degrees in-seat as well as 23 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online.
Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Missouri, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 163 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 www.ccis.edu.