From:����������������������������������������������������� Angela Fairchilds

Sent:������������������������������������������������������� Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:58 AM

To:����������������������������������������������������������� _CC Everyone at Columbia

Subject:������������������������������������������������� Finals and Celebrations Week!


Dear Colleagues, this is one of my favorite weeks of the year!  We are winding the semester to a close and taking time to celebrate the achievements of our students and recognize the outstanding efforts of our faculty and staff. Every day there is something to celebrate and lots of options for you to participate!


All week, Joe Manlove and the SLO Team are available in the Manzanita Rotunda to help faculty with Student Learning Outcomes assessments. 


Today, Lindsay Laney is hosting the AAC Year-End Celebration which includes presentation of certificates in appreciation of our wonderful peer Tutors.


Also today, Ida Ponder is showcasing her Marketing students who will present marketing strategies (as part of their class projects and Final) to help promote Columbia College and attract more students. 


Tonight, Jim Retemeyer will honored for Excellence in Teaching at an event hosted by our K-12 partners.  These honors are awarded annually by the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools and the County Board of Education to recognize and appreciate those teachers who have gained the respect and admiration of their peers for their dedication, enthusiasm, and professional standards and who, by their exemplary careers, have served as role models to students.  Please join me in congratulating Jim for this well-deserved honor.


Thursday brings the retirement lunch celebration for Karin Rodts and Meryl Soto.


The Fire Academy Graduation is on Thursday evening��always such a moving ceremony, complete with a bagpiper in full Scottish regalia!


And on Friday�..the ultimate celebration��our Year End Picnic at lunch time and Graduation at 5:30 p.m.


A full and busy week, exhausting and rewarding.    Thunderous applause and a huge Thank You for all the work that went into getting us all to this point in the year!  Well done, all.




PS:  If I�ve overlooked an event, my apologies.




Angela R. Fairchilds, Ph.D.

College President

Columbia College

11600 Columbia College Drive

Sonora, CA 95370

(209) 588-5115 � (209) 588-5161 fax


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