Formed in 1971 as an institutionally related, yet independently chartered 501(c)(3), we support and partner with the college to positively impact student success and our communities.

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I Support Columbia State because...

Darlene Baxter

"…it is absolutely invaluable to the community. There are so many students, including those that will be the first in their family to graduate from college, that may not have that opportunity without the accessibility of community college. Columbia State produces high quality graduates who welcome the chance to work in their home communities. With Columbia State's knowledge of the community and understanding of its long-range needs, along with its flexibility to work with employers on creating new programs, the area will continue to benefit from a well-trained, qualified workforce."

Darlene Baxter, retired vice president at Maury Regional Medical Center, worked closely with Columbia State students that were employed at the hospital after graduation. As a Foundation Board member, she works diligently to provide scholarships to students who would have a difficult time attending Columbia State without additional financial assistance.

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