CIU News

CIU Dean of Students Rick Swift (left) receives face masks from CIU alumni Robbie McAlister and Michael Johnson.
Face masks sewn by refugees in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the Greek Island of Lesbos, are being made available to Columbia International University through CIU alumnus Robbie McAlister,... Read More
Columbia Urban League President and CEO J.T. McLawhorn discusses race relations with CIU President Dr. Mark Smith.
On the five-year anniversary of the shooting deaths of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith is calling on Christ... Read More
Dr. Michelle Raven discusses Disaster Relief and Emergency Management at a 2019 meeting of the Evangelical Missiological Society
Columbia International University Intercultural Studies Professor Dr. Michelle Raven is leading the way to hope in the midst of crisis. Raven, director of the International Community Development and ... Read More
CIU's Counseling program is accredited by CACREP.
Columbia International University Counseling Professor Dr. Glenda Nanna calls CACREP accreditation “vital” to CIU’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. That’s why she was excited when she... Read More
CIU Head Basketball Coach Tony Stockman
Columbia International University Head Basketball Coach Tony Stockman is well-known for his days as a player for Clemson University and Ohio State University. Folks always want to especially ask him... Read More
Columbia International University President Dr. Mark Smith has penned his thoughts on recent events in the United States beginning with the videotaped death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and... Read More
CIU alumnus Joey Ketcherside is a nurse who ministers to patients suffering from Covid-19.
By Bob Holmes

Joey Ketcherside was there to hold the hand of a man dying of Covid-19. He was the only one who could offer the touch.  

Ketcherside, a 2004 CIU alumnus, is a... Read More
The CIU Rams lead in prayer following an exhibition game with the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
Columbia International University Athletics is being honored for its commitment to ministry. The Rams are the recipients of the 2019-2020 Sports Ministry Award presented by the National Christian... Read More
Seniors Kaylyn Devaney, Kayla Washington and Alyssa Allender
“No matter the score on the board or the outcome of the game, CIU never falters in who they are and what they stand for and I believe that it is a very admirable thing.”

That is a quote... Read More
CIU President Dr. Mark Smith a hymn sing.
The sound of the traditional hymn “Great is thy Faithfulness” rang out across The Quad on the CIU campus as dozens of staff members joined President Dr. Mark Smith in an acappella hymn sing praising... Read More
Dr. Lynn Hoekstra, SCICU 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award Winner
Dr. Lynn Hoekstra, director of undergraduate teacher education, is Columbia International University’s winner of the 2020 Excellence in Teaching award presented by SCICU (South Carolina Independent... Read More
Members of the CIU Class of 2020: Laura Camplejohn and Andrew McNeill
They will likely be considered the CIU class to graduate under the most unique set of circumstances in the school’s nearly 100-year history. The last time the Class of 2020 saw each other face-to-... Read More