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Meet the Master of Coffee

Beech and Jessica Loveland

By Bob Holmes

Beach Loveland calls it an important part of his lifelong pursuit of being the best he can be at roasting coffee. Perhaps we should call him, “Master Beach.”

The Columbia International University alumnus is one of only 97 people in the world who, as of 2017, had earned the certification of “Roast Master” by the Specialty Coffee Association and the only person in the Columbia, South Carolina area with the designation.

More Government Shutdowns? CIU Business Professor has some Thoughts

Scott Adams, director of the CIU School of Business and Professional Studies

The Director of CIU’s School of Business and Professional Studies says that because of the political climate we live in, there may be more government shutdowns in the future.

Dr. Scott Adams made the comments to Columbia TV station WACH FOX 57. Adams was interviewed at CIU’s John R. Cook Jr. Business and Entrepreneurship Center.

Hear Dr. Scott’s comments in this report.

CIU Enrollment Increases

The spring semester at Columbia International University is in full swing with more students in the classroom and more students studying online.

CIU Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, Silvia Lucaschi-Decker, reports a Spring enrollment increase of over four percent from the 2016-2017 academic year to the 2017-18 academic year.

CIU and Midlands Technical College Formalize Articulation Agreement for Business Students

CIU President Dr. Mark Smith (left) and Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald Rhames sign agreement.

Columbia International University and Midlands Techical College (MTC) have formalized an agreement that will allow a seamless transition into CIU for MTC students who are pursuing a degree in business management.

Midlands Technical College President Dr. Ronald L. Rhames and Columbia International University President Dr. Mark A. Smith signed the Memorandum of Understanding January 8, 2018.

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