Columbia College evening campus to hold celebration

By REN BISHOP

neighborhoods@columbiamissourian.com

Columbia College evening campus will celebrate its 35-year anniversary from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 and Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the Atkins Holman Student Commons.

The evening campus was created in 1975 and provides the best educational opportunity for nontraditional students, Gerald Brouder, president of Columbia College, said.

The evening campus offers 25 comprehensive degree programs ranging from nursing to criminal justice. More than 125 courses are offered every eight weeks with more than 1,100 students attending each session, according to Columbia College’s website.

Patti Skinner, director of the evening campus, said she believes the campus has excelled due to the quality of its faculty.

“I think one of the reasons the evening campus has been so successful is that we have built a team of experienced faculty members, who have advanced degrees in the field they teach,” Skinner said.

Faculty members, students, staff and alumni are invited to attend the celebrations.

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