Columbia College’s commencement speaker was a traditional student who grew up just miles from Main Campus. One couple traveled from South Carolina to receive master’s and bachelor’s degrees. A future nurse persevered through a period of homelessness, another followed in her daughter’s footsteps, and a former sailor overcame the loss of a half-dozen of his shipmates.
Officials from Columbia College and the City of Columbia recently agreed to a partnership that will offer the City’s 1,500 employees a discounted tuition rate and help them pursue additional educational opportunities.
Columbia College and McDonald’s owner-operators across the Great Plains Co-Op announced an expansion of the educational alliance that will provide discounted tuition to more than 8,000 restaurant employees at approximately 240 locations across Missouri, Eastern Kansas, and Nebraska.