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Baseball requires strategy, skill, discipline and focus from every player in order to create a winner, and that’s at every level of the game – from all-stars on the city’s Little League all the way to the team that hoists the World Series trophy this fall. The staff and students here at Columbia College-Elgin parallel the very strategies that make baseball the great sport it is. [As a side note, if you made it out to a Kane County Cougars game this summer, you might have spotted our CC billboard in the outfield!]

Keep an eye out the next time you’re at a Kane County Cougars game!

The Columbia College staff is like the team’s management staff. We are ready to guide you through a college career like a manager guides a player through a baseball career. The professor is your coach who trains you in the fundamentals of your field or discipline. Your academic advisor is your umpire who provides sound advice on course selection, and assists you with policy and procedures set forth by the college (the baseball organization).

It is up to you, the player, to utilize the skills your coach taught you to perform to the best of your ability on game day (quizzes, midterm and final exams). Once you turn in your homework (hit the ball), take your quizzes (run the bases), and complete your final exams (make it home to score a run), you are a skilled student and team player ready for the next at bat. I am optimistic that you are focused, disciplined and ready to hit one out of the park this fall. PLAY BALL!