Author: Guest Author

A Mental Missile

“The best weapon you have is your mind” is the best advice Heather Smith has ever received. But the Columbia College Los-Alamitos instructor did not hear that statement from a fellow academic, or even from a colleague in the California National Guard. She heard it from her surgeon. In 2009, Smith, then 39, was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer – which came with an 18-month life expectancy. “The prognosis was bleak; the tumors were very aggressive,” she remembers. “I had nearly six months of chemotherapy and then a double mastectomy.” During treatments, Smith maintained a go-get-’em attitude,...

Read More

Alumna hired as Cass County economic development director

Sandra Allison graduated from Columbia College in 1996 with degrees in history and government; management; business administration; and psychology. She was recently hired as the new economic development director for Cass County and will also serve as the executive director of the Cass County Corporation for Economic Development. She will begin work on May 1. “County hires Allison to lead economic development initiatives” – The Cass County Democrat...

Read More

Grab Your Power Tools

Columbia College, founded as Christian Female College, has a rich history of providing education for women. The opening of the school in 1851 marked the first institution of higher education for women west of the Mississippi to be chartered by a state legislature. Beginning March 1, Columbia College celebrates the history and the contributions of women around the world by hosting a series of events in honor of Women’s History Month. The events share a theme: Do-it-yourself feminism. “Women have been creating their own feminisms throughout history, using the power tools of their preference to address the issues facing...

Read More

Columbia College Twitter Feed