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Columbia College science center houses new equipment, technology for hands-on learning
September 26, 2013
From Missourian article by Madison Alcedo
When Michael Himmel, a retired Columbia Police Department detective, was given a budget to buy equipment for a forensics lab in the new Brouder Science Center, he chose items used by law enforcement. Read Missourian article »
MFA's $100,000 gift aids college program
Saturday, March 23, 2013 Columbia College received a $100,000 gift from the MFA Foundation yesterday. The gift was for the Traditions Meets Tomorrow Campaign and will support the college's summer expedition program...Read More »
Columbia College Receives $100,00 gift
Saturday, March 23, 2013 The MFA Foundation's Tradition Meets Tomorrow Campaign gave Columbia College a leadership gift of $100,000, which will support the college's Summer Expedition program. The Summer Expedition program is ...Read More »
Columbia College Receives Major Gift
Jan 17, 2013 by Nick Thompson Columbia College thursday announced a gift of more than $500,000 from a 1943 graduate that will support scholarship endowment and construction of a new science building... Read more »
Big Lots CEO donates $500,000 to Columbia College
Thursday, September 27, 2012
By Alyssa Schueneman
Big Lots Inc. CEO Steven Fishman has donated $500,000 to Columbia College to create a center for entrepreneurship, college officials... Read more »
Science building groundbreaking at Columbia College is May 3
May 2, 2012 The future of science at Columbia College starts May 3 at noon on the site of the former Cougar softball field on Rangeline Street... Read more »
Federal Hall opens with a leadership gift announcement
October 10, 2011 President Gerald Brouder announced a gift of $110,000 for the Nursing Program from the William T. Kemper Foundation and... Read more »
Gary Drewing donates $100 K to Tradition Meets Tomorrow
February 2011 Gary Drewing donates $100 K to Tradition Meets Tomorrow Trustee is owner of Machens family of dealerships; his son is a graduate. ..."I take great pride not only in the rich history of Christian and now Columbia College but also because of the college's reputation as an innovator in higher education," Brouder said ... Read more »
Taking PHILANTHROPY to the next level
January 14, 2011 Innovative website combines philanthropy and transparency. Americans are by nature generous, willing and often eager to help those less fortunate. Americans also have whole-heartedly embraced the internet with its limitless and precise shopping, making every step of purchasing everything from a tiny handcrafted heirloom to a giant mansion open, transparent and accountable... Read more »
Springfield, Mo., philanthropist donates $813,000 to Columbia College
September 23, 2011 Jim D. Morris, a Springfield, Mo.-based entrepreneur and real estate developer, has donated $813,000 to Columbia College announced Sept. 23 at the Columbia College-Rolla 15th anniversary celebration. Morris made a donation of property in Rolla West, the city’s primary development zone, that will be used for a new Columbia College-Rolla campus to be dedicated next summer... Read more »
Big Lots CEO contributes award, $25,000 to Columbia College
September 20, 2011 Donation and award celebrate Big Lots-Columbia College internship program Steve Fishman, Fortune 500 retailer Big Lots, Inc. Chairman, CEO, and President and a 1974 Columbia College graduate, presented the Columbia College Business Administration Department with a check for $25,000 today on the Columbia College campus... Read more »
Leadership Gifts
Jun 17, 2010 To date, more than $6.2M has been raised in support of the Tradition Meets Tomorrow Campaign. We are grateful to all donors of the Tradition Meets Tomorrow Campaign and would like to recognize the following... Read more »
Campaign Timeline
Jun 16, 2010 The Science Initiative is currently in the Leadership Phase; building relationships with key constituents, gathering information and securing initial gifts. The campaign kickoff of the Public Phase is scheduled to be announced on September 27, 2012 at the President's Society dinner... Read more »
Columbia College thanks its loyal contributors
December 9, 2010 President Gerald T. Brouder and Michael Kateman, executive director of Development, Alumni and Public Relations, thank you for your support. Columbia College has risen to national prominence on the strength of its curriculum; on the strength of its exemplary faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends; and on the strength of its never-ceasing quest for innovation and excellence in all things, innovative delivery of instruction as being but one example. Read more ... Read more »
Columbia College receives $500,000 lead gift from alumna
May 2009 Columbia College receives $500,000 lead gift from alumna The gift from Mary Agnes McQuinn '54 and her husband boosts Columbia College science education to a new level. A $500,000 lead gift from Mary Agnes McQuinn, a 1954 graduate, and her husband, Al, will allow Columbia College to take science education to a new level.... Read more »