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Nine Columbia College - Lake of the Ozark students inducted into Sigma Beta Delta

Nine Columbia College - Lake of the Ozark students inducted into Sigma Beta Delta

April 18th, 2012 in News

Pictured, from left, are: (Front row): Karen Fehrmann, Jacqueline Luaders, Yelena Lambina, Mary Carroll and Cathy Whitfield; (Middle row): Curtis Spickler, Michael Vanskike, Gregory Fisher, Dr. John Keeney and Thelma Arthur; (Back row): Dr. John Keeney.

Columbia College - Lake of the Ozarks students Candy Barton (Eldon), Mary Carroll (Camdenton), Darrell Elliott (Eldon), Karen Fehrmann (Camdenton), Gregory Fisher (Eldon), Yelena Lambina (Lake Ozark), Jacqueline Luaders (Montreal), Curtis Spickler (Camdenton), and Michael Vanskike (Camdenton) have been inducted into the Columbia College Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta. A formal induction ceremony was held April 12 in the foyer of Faithbridge Church in Osage Beach.

Membership in this honored chapter is reserved for juniors and seniors who rank in the top 20 percent of their class with at least a 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 30 credit hours at Columbia College toward their business administration degree. Sigma Beta Delta exists to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business.

"Our business administration program serves our students very well as they prepare to apply their degrees in their chosen career paths," Dr. John Keeney, director of Columbia College - Lake of the Ozarks said. "We are proud to honor these outstanding students and recognize their efforts toward academic excellence."

The Lake Ozark campus was established in 1990 and recently celebrated its 21st anniversary. In 2004, a new 17,400-square-foot building was constructed, completed in spring 2005. The first classes held in the new facility began in June 2005. Columbia College - Lake of the Ozarks offers eight associations and 11 bachelor's degrees in-seat as well as 23 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online

Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 30,000 students each year and has more than 70,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit