It’s true. Among graduates of Columbia International University’s Prison Initiative the recidivism rate is zero percent. That’s phenomenal when you consider that a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed 68 percent of inmates released from prison were re-arrested within three years.
Each year about a dozen student-inmates graduate from CIU with an...
Anne Marie Green was so excited about what she was hearing at the Columbia International University Leadership Luncheon that she tweeted it out right away: “Culture is the platform for strategy and vision.”
South Carolina inmates enrolled in the CIU Prison Initiative provide an important listening ear to fellow inmates on suicide watch. The student-inmates have become known as Health Companions who routinely check on their peers who are going through significant challenges and may be suicidal.
That’s just one ministry of the 157 CIU Prison Initiative alumni who serve as chaplain...
After thousands of dollars in equipment was stolen from her church, CIU Business Professor Amy Dubois prays that whoever took it will understand that it was wrong and come to salvation through Jesus... Read More
Columbia International University alumnus Dr. Isti Sanga is back in South Carolina playing a key role in digital education for the Kershaw County School District. Sanga, a native of Nigeria, is the... Read More
CIU couple celebrating 40 years of marriage and a 40-year class reunionBy Bob HolmesKevin and Lainie McWilliams recall that DTR moment in their lives. It was April 4, 1977 when they sat on a bench at... Read More
It was just last March that Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith and his wife Debbie paid a birthday visit to CIU’s oldest living alumnus, Ottie Roberson (CIU President... Read More
Partnership with Lt. Governor’s Office brings community and church together
By Bob Holmes
Columbia International University alumna Laslene Glymph is praying that by bringing the church and... Read More
The CIU men’s soccer team has travelled from South Carolina to South America as they minister in Medellin, Colombia. Coach Bill Brindley is leading his team on the weeklong trip along with CIU... Read More
Students enrolled in online graduate degrees eligible By Bob HolmesThe first recipient of a new Columbia International University full-tuition scholarship is a French evangelist and church... Read More
Ground clearing has begun on the $20 million William H. Jones Global Business & IT Center. Named after CIU’s chancellor Dr. Bill Jones, the Center will be the hub for educating students in... Read More
By Bob HolmesThere is probably no place on campus with more blue and gold than the new CIU Campus Store. The CIU school colors are on display in everything from CIU Rams gear to school supplies to... Read More
The Columbia International University School of Business is making friends among those who assist the growing international community in the Columbia area.School of Business Director Scott... Read More
Popular Columbia theatre also casts two CIU alumni brother-sister duosTwo sets of brother-sister alumni are playing major roles in a theatre production of the classic tale of “Beauty and the... Read More