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Columbia College-Fort Worth to hold commencement ceremony May 20

(Fort Worth, Texas)- Columbia College-Fort Worth will confer 211 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees upon graduates at a commencement ceremony at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 20 at the Main Ballroom at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Terry Smith, executive vice president and dean of academic affairs for Columbia College, will confer the degrees and give the commencement speech.

"For Columbia College graduates, the commencement ceremony is the culmination of their hard work and dedication to improve their lives," Smith said. "We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of each graduate on this special day."

Columbia College, founded in Missouri in 1851 as Christian Female College, was the first women's college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. The college changed its name to Columbia College in 1970 when it became coeducational. Columbia College-Fort Worth was originally founded at Naval Air Station Dallas in 1975. The campus began holding classes at NAS Fort Worth in 1992 when the government closed NAS Dallas. The Columbia College office officially relocated to NAS Fort Worth in March 1997.

Columbia College provides accredited, affordable on-campus and online degrees, serving nearly 25,000 students each year through its 32 Nationwide Campuses, Online Campus, Evening Campus, Day Campus and Graduate Studies Program.