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Columbia College-Coast Guard Island to hold commencement ceremony June 3
Thursday, June 01, 2006

(ALAMEDA, Calif.) - Columbia College-Coast Guard Island will confer seven associate and six bachelor's degrees to students at a commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3 at Gresham Hall on Coast Guard Island in Alameda. A reception will follow the ceremony at Point Welcome, Building 4, also located on Coast Guard Island.

Rene' Massey, Columbia College assistant dean for Adult Higher Education, will confer the degrees. Vice Admiral Charles D. Wurster, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area commander, will be the featured speaker.

"For the last 30 years Columbia College-Coast Guard Island has helped working adults and military personnel pursue college degrees," said Massey. "We're proud of the accomplishments of our Coast Guard Island graduates."

Columbia College-Coast Guard Island is celebrating 30 years of serving military and working adult learners. The campus was founded in the Bay area in 1976 on Treasure Island Naval Station. After 20 years of operation on Treasure Island, the naval station was decommissioned and the campus moved to Coast Guard Island in Alameda. Today, it continues to serve military personnel, their dependents and working adult learners in the area.

Columbia College serves nearly 25,000 students each year at its Day Campus, Evening Campus, Online Campus, Graduate Studies Program and its more than 30 Nationwide Campuses.