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posted: 2/11/2013 1:58 PM

Columbia College dedicates classroom at Great Lakes

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  • Petty Officer 2nd Class Juan Fernandez, center, receives an honors scholarship from Navy Captain Lynch, far left, at Naval Station Great Lakes during a classroom dedication by Columbia College, Columbia, Mo. Campus Director Lyndon Russell is at right.

      Petty Officer 2nd Class Juan Fernandez, center, receives an honors scholarship from Navy Captain Lynch, far left, at Naval Station Great Lakes during a classroom dedication by Columbia College, Columbia, Mo. Campus Director Lyndon Russell is at right.
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Columbia College of Missouri recently hosted a classroom dedication event at the Naval Station Great Lakes' new Lifelong Learning Center on Jan. 30.

College administration and military personnel were on hand to celebrate the achievement. The classroom, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, provides instructors an opportunity to work with every student in the room.

"Columbia College takes pride in offering students at the Naval Station Great Lakes the same amazing technology we have in our classrooms across the country," said Lyndon Russell, director of Columbia College-Lake County.

After the ribbon-cutting, students and leadership from the base enjoyed refreshments. A scholarship was also awarded to Petty Officer 2nd Class Juan Fernandez, a general studies major at Columbia College. Fernandez said he will use the scholarship to continue his education.

"This is what Great Lakes sailors do. They seek out the toughest challenges and rise to the occasion. Most sailors have full-time jobs, volunteer in the community, spend time with their families and still pursue higher education. It's great that Columbia College is rewarding us with an excellent classroom," Fernandez said.

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