The Columbia International University women’s soccer team is one of only eight teams across all divisions of intercollegiate competition to be recognized for the highest level of ethics and sportsmanship. The Lady Rams received the Platinum Award on Dec. 29 from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The team finished the 2015 season with zero yellow or red cards to achieve the honor.
Al Pearce has been a bush pilot, a missionary to Alaska and now serves as a deputy/chaplain for the Anderson County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Department.
Pearce graduated from CIU in 1973 when the school was known as Columbia Bible College.
Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Columbia International University the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.
MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.
This position exists to support the mission of the Admissions Department with recruitment and admissions responsibilities. Recruitment responsibilities include representing Columbia International University at schools, conferences, and other events. In the recruiter role, this position is responsible to meet an assigned goal for new students successfully admitted each semester.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Intentionally build relationships with prospective students through email, phone calls, and personal notes that help communicate the programs of the University and admissions policies.
- Maintain applicant files
- Process and review applications for admission to the University
- Meet with and interview prospective students and guests during campus visits
- Recruit students via recruiting trips to assigned geographical territories as well as local high schools as assigned
- Coordinate file review with faculty and student deans as needed
- Coordinate communication flow for assigned inquiries and applicants
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to be alert, precise, analytical, tactful, and persuasive.
- Mental faculties to plan, organize, and make decisions.
- Knowledge of computers and other office equipment.
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
- Flexibility in days and hours available for work, including nights and weekends.
- Ability to meet and deal effectively with prospective students, parents and the general public.
- Ability to travel as assigned.
- Knowledge of CIU academic programs, admissions policies and procedures, and general enthusiasm for the University.
- Bachelor’s degree required
- At least one year experience as a CIU student preferred
- Experience in admissions, recruiting, or ministry leadership preferred
The first season of Columbia International University women’s soccer exceeded expectations. The team went to the nationals under the guidance of Coach Kara Farnsworth. Not only did Farnsworth have less than a year to build a program from scratch, it was her first experience as a head coach.
Billy earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia International University. That may not seem like a big deal until you consider Billy is an inmate in the South Carolina Department of Corrections. He was one of 14 student-inmates to receive his college degree at the CIU Prison Initiative commencement ceremony at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia on Dec. 11.
Before heading out into the world with their degrees, Columbia International University December graduates were warned about a world filled with self-absorption.
The warning came from commencement speaker Crawford Loritts, a nationally-known author, broadcaster and senior pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia.
By Bob Holmes
Staying up late to study for finals is hard enough. But when your stomach starts growling, then what do you do?
The CIU Admissions Department to the rescue!
A Columbia International University professor of Chaplain Ministries has been recognized by his alma mater for his professional and personal achievements. Dr. Michael Langston was given the Outstanding Alumni Award by The University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December during a reception at the university.
CIU Family Christmas Event Celebrates the Christmas Season
By Michael A. Lanier
CIU Student Writer
The center of Columbia International University's campus was alive with the Christmas spirit Dec. 3, as the CIU family gathered to celebrate Jesus' birth at “A CIU Family Christmas” sponsored by the Student Senate.
The event featured live music, snacks and photos with Santa Claus; that is, CIU President Dr. Bill Jones dressed as Santa.