A New Chapter of Life

May 02, 2016
CIU commencement speaker Dr. Jeff Philpott makes a point about being a servant during his commencement address.

CIU Graduates the Class of 2016

By Michael Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Shortess Chapel was full of family, friends, and loved ones on April 30, as Columbia International University celebrated its newest graduates, the class of 2016. Both graduate and undergraduate students walked across the stage to receive their diploma, signifying the official completion of their education at CIU.

Scott R. Adams

Scott R.
Scott R Adams
Business & Organizational Leadership Director

Juris Doctorate, Brooklyn Law School

Dr. Scott R. Adams has nearly three decades of experience in law and executive management for major international lawfirms and corporations, including Dow Corning Corporation, Insignia Financial Group, Inc., Prysmian Group North America and TrioIP Group. Dr. Adams earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from Brooklyn Law School in New York City and holds a bachelor's degree in Public Administration and Allied Legal Services from the University of Central Florida. He has been very involved in community affairs in the Midlands, serving in key leadership positions with many organizations, including as Director of the Christ Central Medical Clinic, Chairman of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member of Lexington Interfaith Community Services, Central SC Alliance, and the Central Carolina Community Foundation. He was named South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development by Governor Nikki Haley and Lexington County Ambassador for Economic Development by the Lexington County Council in 2012. Dr. Adams is a frequent lecturer at the USC Darla Moore School of Business, an advisor to the Christian Business Network,  and counsels businesses throughout the world on management and leadership fundamentals, marketing strategy and regulatory compliance. Dr. Adams received the South Carolina Ambassador for Economic Development and Lexington County Ambassador for Economic Development awards in 2012. 

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies

With a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies, you’ll develop specialized knowledge and skills to engage in academic or expositional ministry. This certificate program deepens your biblical, theological, and historical-cultural understanding to help you interpret, apply, and communicate the biblical text effectively.


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Drama, Music, and a Timeless Classic

April 18, 2016
CIU Players Perform "Little Women"

CIU Players Perform “Little Women”

By Michael Lanier

CIU Student Writer

Hoke Auditorium was filled with laughter and emotion as the CIU Players presented their performance of “Little Women” in April. This musical adaption of the timeless novel brought life to the classic tale and it left the audience with an evening to remember.


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