May 21, 2014

Professional Staff Organization Raises Money for Scholarships

Photo Caption: Members of Columbia State Community College's Professional Staff Organization volunteered to help raise money for scholarships.

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - May 21, 2014) - - -
Columbia State Community College's Professional Staff Organization recently held its Sixth Annual Pancake Breakfast to raise money for scholarships.

"Making A Difference" was the theme for this year's event held at Applebee's in Columbia. PSO members represent various departments throughout the college, and through their combined efforts, they were able to raise more than $1,000 for scholarships.

"We want to help our students reach their educational goals," said Iris Anderson, PSO chair. "We can make a difference in students' lives by providing scholarships."

Over the past six years, the PSO pancake breakfast has raised more than $4,000 for student scholarships. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Columbia State Foundation's general scholarship fund.

The Columbia State Foundation supports and partners with Columbia State to positively impact communities and student success through the maintenance and enhancement of resources, which is achieved by excellence in relationship building, fundraising and investment management. The Columbia State Foundation was formed in 1971 as an institutionally related, yet independently chartered and separate 501(c)(3).

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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