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Columbia College of Missouri-Hancock Field to donate cell phones to troops deployed overseas

Columbia College of Missouri-Hancock Field honored Veterans Day by making sure troops stationed overseas have a way to call home. The college, in conjunction with the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers® donated 424 cell phones to soldiers. For every donated phone, Cell Phones for Soldiers provides two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops.

Columbia College of Missouri originally began educating service members at Hancock Air Force Base in 1975. When the active duty base closed in 1983, the campus moved to the Air National Guard base. In early 2012, the college opened a new facility on the West side of the base, off Townline Road, which allows for unfettered access for both base personnel and civilians.

Columbia College of Missouri-Hancock Field offers six associate, nine bachelor’s and two master’s degree programs in-seat; additional associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees also are available 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 www.ccis.edu.