Looking for that special holiday gift? Consider giving the Columbia State alum in your family a numbered first edition 50th Anniversary book.
This commemorative hard cover book chronicles the groundbreaking history of Tennessee’s first community college and features more than 300 photographs from 1966 to present day.
Books are $30 each (plus shipping) and can be purchased in the Pryor Building on the Columbia Campus or by calling 931-540-2530, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Opening Doors to Opportunities: Columbia State Community College, the First Fifty Years
Written by Dr. Barry Gidcomb, Brittany Hall, Beverly Mitchell, Anne Scott, Holly Tkaczyk, and Bob Trybalski.
Opening Doors to Opportunities: Columbia State Community College, the First Fifty Years recounts a memorable and remarkable half-century at Tennessee's flagship community college. In narrative and photographs, the writers take you on a journey from the initial concept to provide greater access to post-secondary education up to the present day and the college's continuing growth and outreach. Along the way, you'll encounter visionary leaders at the state and local level, celebrate with a first lady and a president of the United States, meet a dedicated faculty and staff, applaud the academic and extracurricular achievements of students, cheer on winning athletic teams, and witness Columbia State Community College and its leadership, professors, staff, students, alumni, and community supporters serve and enhance the institution's nine-county region.