Main Campus sparkles for the holidays.
On November 30, Columbia College officially turned on the campus Christmas lights during the annual Holiday Lighting ceremony. For the second year, animated lighting is featured on Kirkman House, home of the Graduate Studies division. First Lady Bonnie Brouder and Sallie Coley, Director of Events, Protocol & Design, worked to create a grand light display that passersby will see regardless of the direction they are driving, thanks to the building’s location at the corner of Rogers and Tenth streets.
“This year, there will be additional light strands in the design,” says Ember Davis, assistant director for Events, Protocol and Design. “It’s the coolest holiday lighting in town.” The lighting is synced to a radio station, so if you’re parked in the Tenth Street lot, tune into 106.5 FM, and enjoy the show from the comfort of your car. Be sure your friends and neighbors know about the fun!
New to the seasonal décor this winter is a Veteran’s Tree that is dedicated to all those in the Columbia College community who have contributed to the security of our nation through military service as a service member, spouse or dependent. “The idea of the tree is simple, to provide visible and recognizable evidence to the entire community of our pride and honor to be associated with this patriotic group of men and women,” said Tery Donelson, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and a 26-year veteran of the United States Air Force. The blue spruce was lit on Nov. 11 and displayed our country’s colors of red, white and blue each evening until Nov. 30.” At that time, another Columbia College tradition, the holiday lighting ceremony, occurred, representing the integration of Columbia College veterans and military service members into the college community.
If you love Columbia College this time of year, share the spirit with friends and family by sending a holiday-themed e-card. Visit the Alumni Relations page for the complete collection.
In the meantime, check out this video from the 2011 Holiday Lighting Ceremony: