When she decided to take classes, she didn’t know how to use a computer. But that didn't stop 77-year-old student Laurel Dale from her dream. She completed her Bachelor of General Studies May 9 – and she did it entirely online.
Each year, hundreds descend upon Columbia College’s main campus to celebrate commencement. And as the college’s staff prepared for the day’s second commencement ceremony, there was an undeniable buzz near the main stage.
Newly-graduated alumna Annalise Morrison turned a prestigious internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigation into a full-time career, fulfilling a childhood ambition in the process.
Heather Frayer wanted her children to see her graduate. But as her son sought
treatment for cancer at St. Jude, she was unable to attend her graduation.
Then Columbia College and a nonprofit helped Heather’s wish come true.