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Columbia College-St. Louis to hold commencement Dec. 1

Columbia College will recognize graduates at the St. Louis campus commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the St. Charles Convention Center. This year’s commencement recognizes 108 students who completed degree requirements during the 2011-2012 academic year.

Dr. Eric Cunningham, associate dean for Adult Higher Education, will give the commencement address. Dr. Terry Smith, executive vice president and dean for Academic Affairs, will confer degrees. Sonya Garrett ’96 will provide an alumni address.

Columbia College"St. Louis was established in 1973 and was located for a short time at the Army Reserve Personnel Center. The campus moved to its current location on Woodson Road in 1989. The St. Louis campus was the first Columbia College Nationwide Campus.

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 Nationwide 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. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 74,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit