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The Columbia International University Rams are excelling on the field and in the classroom. The CIU intercollegiate athletics program is just over two years old, but already 13 athletes are being recognized by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
A Columbia International University alumnus is ministering in the aftermath of one of the worst weather-related disasters in modern times. Brooks Wadsworth, a 2002 graduate of CIU’s Intercultural Studies program, is a part of the North Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief team in the Philippines assisting in one of the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8.
Columbia International University alumnus Jeremy Kingsley draws four lessons on leadership from one of the biggest movies of our time. Kingsley, a best-selling author and motivational speaker, says that despite the dystopian theme of “Catching Fire,” the second installment of the “Hunger Games” series, there are strong messages in the movie about resistance and personal power.
The winner of the 2013 R.C. McQuilkin Leadership Scholarship from Columbia International University is a leader at his church, high school and in his community. Andrew Hampshire of Orlando, Fla. receives the full-tuition scholarship from CIU following a weekend of competition on the CIU campus, Nov. 14-16.
The Ninth Annual R.C McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend included 47 high school seniors representing 11 states, with one student travelling from the country of Hungary. The weekend featured intense interviews, interactive group activities, panel discussions and just plain fun.
B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001; Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013; Faculty, Columbia International University, 2013 – present.
Sandra was born and reared in Toppenish, Washington. After graduating from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, she married and moved to Columbia, South Carolina where she found employment as an Executive Secretary and administrative assistant. She earned her master’s degree in Charleston, South Carolina and upon completion taught high school English in a local urban high school. When the family returned to Columbia, she enrolled at the University of South Carolina and earned a Ph.D .in English with an emphasis in Composition and African American Literature. Sandra taught writing, literature, and methods classes for seven years at Columbia College where she directed the English Education program. Sandra relaxes by either reading a good book or spending time with her husband, Charles and their two grown children and marvels that God has allowed her to make a living doing what she enjoys most.
B.A., George Fox University; Certificate in Bible, Columbia International University; M.A.T. in English, The Citadel; Ph.D. in English, University of South Carolina; Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant, 1982-1994; teacher, Charleston County School District, 1999-2001. Faculty member, Columbia College, 2006-2013