Columbia State Fall Graduation

Monday, January 7, 2019

Columbia State Community College celebrated 156 degree and certificate candidates as they crossed the stage in front of family and friends during the commencement ceremony in the Webster Athletic Center Saturday, Dec. 15.

A pair of Marshall County residents were recognized for their contributions to and success at CSCC.

Lewisburg resident Jordan Weatherly earned a university parallel (general transfer) Associate of Science degree. Weatherly is a Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Hope scholarship student – she chose Columbia State because it was convenient to stay close to home and she was able to take advantage of the free tuition through the Tennessee Promise. “My favorite thing about Columbia State is the amazing faculty.”

Chapel Hill resident Cody Donnelly earned a university parallel (general transfer) Associate of Science degree. Donnelly, the second in his family to attend Columbia State, graduated from Forrest High School in spring 2018 having earned 53 credit hours towards an associate degree through Columbia State’s dual enrollment program. Donnelly attended Columbia State full-time during the fall 2018 semester to complete his associate degree. Donnelly is a President’s Leadership Society graduate, and has been involved in other student organizations including the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Sigma Kappa Delta National English Honor Society, PRISM, Charger Activity Board and the Game and Film clubs. Donnelly is a two-time Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature delegate, and won the Carlisle Award, which is TISL’s oldest and most prestigious award and is presented to ten outstanding student legislators each year. He recommends the Columbia State dual enrollment program to others because it “really prepares you for what you’re actually going to be doing when you graduate, and it sets you up for a better future.”