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Columbia College is a complicated organization, serving the traditional 18-22 year old student and non-traditional civilian and military adult students, in a multitude of modalities. Columbia College has more than 30 locations in 12 states and a location at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The Main Campus and Evening and Online Programs are in Columbia, Missouri.

How does a diverse and complicated school like Columbia College serve the educational needs of all the students? One answer was to create regions for the unique program coordinators and directors at the locations under the guidance of a regional director.

MarJean Knokey, Whidbey Iland
Senior Director of Military Region 3 MarJean Knokey

Military locations are sorted by either military service or proximity. Civilian locations are sorted as stand-alone locations, defined as offices and classrooms in Columbia owned or leased buildings outside of Columbia, Missouri; or two-by-two locations which are Columbia College offices at community colleges.

The locations in Military Region 3 are:

  • Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
  • Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
  • Honolulu, Hawaii, a unique location that services military installations in Oahu, including Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Schofield Barracks, Kaneohe, Tripler Army Medical Center, and USCG Base Honolulu
  • Whidbey Island, Washington
  • NS Everett/Marysville, Washington

The location in Hawaii as noted above is complicated by the many different branches of the military and need to cover all installations with outstanding customer service. To date, the installations have been supported by the outstanding team of Nicole Gannon and Olivia Demers, yetr, sadly we must say goodbye to Nicole as she has transitioned within the college to a new position and has relocated to the mainland. Nicole was a huge part of the success of this location and is already truly missed. We are working diligently to find a replacement for her, and wish her the best of everything in her new endeavors.

Be sure to read other articles in this newsletter outlining Columbia College’s newest of many initiatives designed to serve our prospective and current military affiliated students. The college has an exemplary tradition of service and change… see the latest and make an appointment to meet with Olivia.

I am proud to serve as the senior regional director of Military Region 3!