Dr. Paul Tripp at Homecoming 2016

October 24, 2016
CIU Alumnus of the Year, Dr. Paul Tripp will speak at Homecoming 2016

Tripp named Alumnus of the Year

By Bob Holmes

Dr. Paul Tripp says when he was a student at Columbia International University (then Columbia Bible College - CBC), he was a rabble-rouser who often found himself in the office of the Dean of Men, Otis Braswell.

“One time he even suggested I was in his office so much they needed to put my bed down there,” Tripp says with a laugh. “We had really good fellowship.”

What Will You Celebrate Oct. 31? How about Reformation Day?

October 20, 2016
Dr. Igou Hodges

While Oct. 31 has become associated with the ghosts and goblins of Halloween, it is an important day in the history of the church.

It was on Oct. 31, 1517 that a priest named Martin Luther nailed to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany, a list of questions and propositions for theological debate known as the 95 theses. This act, which would challenge the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, would lead to the greatest transformation of Western society since the apostles. His action provoked a debate that culminated in what we call the Protestant Reformation.

Transfer Merit Scholarships

As an entering undergraduate transfer student, you may be eligible for one of four merit-based scholarships. 

Scholarship Name

Award Amount

Eligibility Requirements

Board Merit Scholarship


                    College GPA of 3.75+

Presidential Merit Scholarship


College GPA of 3.5 - 3.74

Dean Merit Award


College GPA of 3.0 - 3.49

Servant Leader Merit Award


College GPA of 2.0 - 2.99



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