CIU Athletics Recognized for Ministry

June 02, 2017
 Athletic Director James Whitaker, Men's Basketball Head Coach Marshall Tague, and Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach Jud Brooker with the Sport Ministry trophy.

The Columbia International University Rams were honored for their efforts beyond the field of competition with the Sports Ministries Award from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

The Sports Ministries Award recognizes member institutions for “having significant spiritual outreach through the utilization of athletic ministries.”

Ministry outreach by the Rams has included gospel-centered overseas missions trips, community sports outreach, sports clinics and meeting humanitarian needs.

CIU Alumnus Honored by the FBI

May 05, 2017
Robert Michaels

A Columbia International University alumnus has been recognized by the FBI for ministering to the needs of police, firefighters and other public safety workers.

Robert Michaels, a 1981 CIU graduate, is the founder of Serve & Protect, an international non-profit organization based in Brentwood, Tennessee. He received the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award for the Memphis division. The award recognizes Michaels for assisting public safety workers who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related needs.

CIU Celebrates the Class of 2017

May 02, 2017
CIU Commencement celebration

By Janai Tedder

CIU Student Writer

Columbia International University sent off the 207 members of the Class of 2017 during two April 29 commencement ceremonies in Shortess Chapel. The graduates were awarded diplomas ranging from certificates to doctoral degrees as faculty and families celebrated with shouts of encouragement and applause.    


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