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New Quad, The Columbia Daily Tribune, Oct. 8

Columbia College dedicates new Quad, The Columbia Missourian, Oct. 7

Columbia College makes a splash debut, KOMU 8, Aug. 31

Fountain of youths, The Columbia Daily Tribune, Aug. 29

Columbia College set to unveil its new quad this fall, The Columbia Missourian, Aug. 25

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Columbia College community celebrates the Quad

As Columbia College President Dr. Scott Dalrymple stood on the first step of the Whitcraft-Schiffman Memorial Amphitheater, gazing out at the crowd of more than 100 people who had come out to help him christen the college’s new Quad, he couldn’t help but think back to when the project was merely an idea.

“We envisioned the Quad as a place to celebrate the college’s past, present and future,” Dalrymple said. “Since 1851, we have been proud to provide lifelong education in a student-centric environment. That heritage is on full display today.”

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Columbia College community celebrates the Quad

As Columbia College President Dr. Scott Dalrymple stood on the first step of the Whitcraft-Schiffman Memorial Amphitheater, gazing out at the crowd of more than 100 people who had come out to help him christen the college’s new Quad, he couldn’t help but think back to when the project was merely an idea.

“We envisioned the Quad as a place to celebrate the college’s past, present and future,” Dalrymple said. “Since 1851, we have been proud to provide lifelong education in a student-centric environment. That heritage is on full display today.”

Columbia College opened up its Family Day and Homecoming festivities with a Dedication and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Quad on the sun-splashed afternoon of Oct. 7, letting the assembled students, faculty, staff and guests try out the myriad features the $1.9 million project has to offer as well as extending a note of gratitude to everyone who had a part in helping make it a reality.

The Whitcraft-Schiffman Memorial Amphitheater, named for longtime friends of the college Althea Whitcraft Schiffman ’41 and John A. Schiffman (Hon. 2004), is a space for students to gather, learn, perform and exchange ideas. The Hulett Family Campus Safety Office serves as a centrally located place for students to interact with the officers that help keep the campus secure. The Alumni Fountain honors more than 83,000 Columbia College alumni worldwide, from the campus in Columbia, Missouri, as well as the school’s 36 Nationwide locations. The Christian College Garden reflects on the school’s history as an institution that provided learning opportunities in an era in which there weren’t many for female students. The pavilion provides comfortable outdoor seating for students who want to unwind.

Aesthetics mixed with practicality. Modern amenities mixed with tradition. Honoring where the college has been while also keeping an eye on where it is headed.

“The pride and passion my family shares for this college is woven into the fabric of our lives, and has been for more than 65 years. I know it has had a similar impact on many of you here today and throughout the community,” Columbia College Board of Trustees chairman Web Bixby ’82 told the crowd. “I have observed the evolution of the college since stepping onto campus as a freshman in 1978, and I can truly say these are some of the more exciting times that I have witnessed. We look to the future with optimism, and we continue to carry out the college’s mission.”

Members of the Schiffman and Hulett families were in attendance for the ceremony as well as representatives from the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, who helped with the ribbon cutting. The Hulett and Schiffman families manned the scissors with Dalrymple and Bixby, while Ambassadors Jolene Marra Schulz ’61 — secretary of the board of trustees — and Dan Scotten — a trustee emeritus — held the ribbon.

“Projects like the Quad don’t just happen. They take concerted effort from a number of people, and that’s what has happened here,” Dalrymple said after the ceremony. “From the design of the Quad to actually building it, to maintaining it, to promoting it, it’s been fantastic. I really want to thank everyone involved in every aspect.”


Campus Quad to serve as new heart of campus

A new chapter in the history of Columbia College began on Tuesday. More than 125 members of the campus community and distinguished guests from the Columbia community gathered outside St. Clair Hall to celebrate the groundbreaking of the college’s new campus Quad! The event marked the official kickoff of the project that will become the heart of the college’s campus which was envisioned by Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple.

“The Quad will transform our outdoor spaces in exciting ways that will benefit everyone,” Dalrymple said. “It will create a positive energy on our campus and will be a place to study, to play, to eat and to socialize and make lifelong memories.”

The estimated $1.9 million project will feature an amphitheater for holding classes, student presentations and performances; a zero-entry fountain; a sheltered dining pavilion; a garden honoring Christian College heritage; and a new, centrally located campus safety office.

“Over the past 165 years, this special place has earned the hallmark of anticipating significant societal directions,” Lynne Stuver-Baker, Christian College graduate of 1964 and member of the Columbia College Board of Trustees said. ”This project will not only become a hub for students to gather and engage in discussion and social conversation, but the important issue of safety will become a more visible asset to this campus.”

The ceremony featured several dignitaries who were in attendance including: President Dalrymple, First Lady Tina Dalrymple, several members of the board of trustees, Student Body President Sarah Barris, President Emeritus Dr. Gerald Brouder, former college president Dr. Donald Ruthenberg and his wife, Dee, representatives from Simon Oswald Architects, Reinhart Construction, CM Engineering, ES&S and Cliff Jarvis, executive director of plant and facilities for the college.

   

Portions of the Quad will be paved with engraved bricks. Dr. Dalrymple envisions these bricks being placed near the fountain centered in front of Williams Hall, the college's first building, and in the semicircle walk of the Christian College Garden below the backdrop of Dorsey Chapel's stained glass windows.

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Columbia College to host Quad ground breaking ceremony March 22

What: Columbia College will host a ground breaking ceremony for its new Quad. Remarks at the event will be made by Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple along with Lynn Stuver Baker ’64, member of the Columbia College Board of Trustees. The approximately $1.9 million project is scheduled for completion in fall of 2016.

Who: The event is open to the public.

When and Where: The groundbreaking will take place at 8:50 a.m. on the Columbia College campus at the northwest corner of St. Clair Hall. View a campus map.

For more information: For more information on the Quad Initiative contact Sam Fleury, associate director of Public Relations at sfleury@ccis.edu or (573) 875-7283.


Construction of the Quad has begun

President Scott Dalrymple is proud to announce that the Quad Initiative was approved by the Columbia College Board of Trustees at its January meeting! Thanks to the generous support of the board and many donors who have contributed thus far, construction on the project has begun.

Once complete in fall 2016, the Quad’s central walkway through the heart of campus will span from Southwell Complex all the way to Dulany Hall – with a number of exciting features along the way.

The Quad will feature an amphitheater for holding classes, student presentations and performances; a zero-entry fountain; a sheltered dining pavilion; a garden honoring Christian College heritage; and a new, centrally located campus safety office, a concept that is already popular among students.

“The new Quad will make students feel more at home on campus,” said Student Government Association President Sarah Barris, a junior at Columbia College. “Students are very excited about where the campus safety office will be located [so close to where students are].”

The Columbia community will have the opportunity to learn more about the Quad Initiative at the March 22 Community Briefing Breakfast on campus hosted by First Lady Dr. Tina Dalrymple, who chairs the Initiative. For more information about the breakfast, contact the Columbia College Office of Development at (573) 875-7563.

Portions of the Quad will be paved with engraved bricks. This is one of the most visible ways support the Quad Initiative and to forever be a part of Columbia College history.

Dr. Dalrymple envisions these bricks being placed near the fountain centered in front of Williams Hall, the college's first building, and in the semicircle walk of the Christian College Garden below the backdrop of Dorsey Chapel's stained glass windows.

Other ways to give

To find out more ways you can help enhance the student experience by giving to this historic initiative, please contact Sallie Coley ’75, Senior Director of Contributor Relations & Stewardship in the Office of Development at (573) 875-7607 or sccoley@ccis.edu.--> For more information about ways to support our students, please visit the giving website.

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