Columbia College opened up its Family Day and Homecoming festivities with a Dedication and Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the Quad on the sun-splashed afternoon of Oct. 7, letting the assembled students, faculty, staff and guests try out the myriad features the $1.9 million project has to offer as well as extending a note of gratitude to everyone who had a part in helping make it a reality.
“We envisioned the Quad as a place to celebrate the college’s past, present and future,” Dalrymple said. “Since 1851, we have been proud to provide lifelong education in a student-centric environment. That heritage is on full display today.”
The Whitcraft-Schiffman Memorial Amphitheater, named for longtime friends of the college Althea Whitcraft Schiffman ’41 and John A. Schiffman (Hon. 2004), is a space for students to gather, learn, perform and exchange ideas. The Hulett Family Campus Safety Office serves as a centrally located place for students to interact with the officers that help keep the campus secure. The Alumni Fountain honors more than 83,000 Columbia College alumni worldwide, from the campus in Columbia, Missouri, as well as the school’s 36 Nationwide locations.