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Columbia College-Los Alamitos celebrates 15th anniversary

Columbia College-Los Alamitos is celebrating 15 years in the greater Los Angeles area and Orange County. The event will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 2:30 p.m. on the Joint Forces Training Base in the MWR Building 19. Carl David, campus director, will provide remarks, with a reception following.

“We are proud to be part of the Los Alamitos community,” said David. “Columbia College-Los Alamitos educates 175 military and civilian students each year, and we look forward to helping students pursue their career goals for years to come.”

Columbia College-Los Alamitos was established in 1997 by invitation of the California Army National Guard. Today it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners at the Joint Forces Training Base. Columbia College-Los Alamitos offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs in-seat as well as 23 associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees online.

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 74,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit