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Columbia College of Missouri-Elgin announces 2012 Excellence in Education Scholarship recipient

Columbia College of Missouri-Elgin has awarded the 2012 Elgin Campus Excellence in Education Scholarship to Cassondra Reichenbach of Genoa, Ill. The $500 award for the upcoming June Session is made possible by donations of faculty members. Reichenbach is working toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

The Excellence in Education Scholarship is presented to a full-time Columbia College student with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has maintained good financial standing with the college and has submitted an essay on how the scholarship will help the student achieve his or her academic goals.

In 1997, Columbia College of Missouri-Elgin was established as a degree completion program via an articulation agreement with Elgin Community College. Today, it is located in the University Business Center on the Elgin Community College campus and continues to serve adult learners in Elgin and surrounding areas.

Columbia College of Missouri-Elgin offers five on-campus bachelor’s degrees 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 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit