Wednesday, May 30, 2007
(San Luis Obispo, Calif.)- Columbia College-San Luis Obispo will confer 40 bachelor's degrees upon graduates at a commencement ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, June 1 at the Student Center Conference Room at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Dr. Gerald Brouder, president of 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," Brouder 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–San Luis Obispo was established in 1998 as an extension of the Los Alamitos campus. It opened as a separate and distinct campus at Cuesta College in 2001. Columbia College–San Luis Obispo is the founding partner of the University Center at Cuesta College.
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.