Eastfield College President Dr. Jean Conway (left) welcomed Columbia College President and First Lady Drs. Scott and Tina Dalrymple to campus for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 6.

Eastfield College President Dr. Jean Conway (far left) welcomed Columbia College President and First Lady Drs. Scott (far right) and Tina Dalrymple to campus for a ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 6.

Columbia College-Mesquite is now open on the campus of Eastfield College. To celebrate the opening of the college’s 35th Nationwide location, Eastfield College recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony where Dr. Scott Dalrymple, president of Columbia College, and Dr. Jean Conway, president of Eastfield College, provided remarks on the partnership, and what the future would look like.

The event was well attended by Eastfield College students, administration and faculty members who were eager to learn about the college’s offerings and how the colleges would collaborate. Prominent members of the Mesquite community also were on hand, such as John Monaco, mayor of Mesquite, and Tom Palmer, economic development director for the City of Mesquite.

The Mesquite campus will begin offering classes for its January session, and will be housed in the Continuing Education building at Eastfield College.

Members of the Mesquite, Texas Chamber of Commerce welcomed Columbia College to the community!

Members of the Mesquite, Texas Chamber of Commerce welcomed Columbia College to the community!