Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Spring 2021

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New Home For Military Community

HR Degree receives global society alignment

Spring 2021

A $25,000 gift formally names the Veterans United Foundation Patio at the college’s Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee House, home of the Ousley Family Veterans Service Center. This space serves as a hub to host programming and further build camaraderie in the college’s military student community. Veterans United is the No. 1 employer of CC alumni with 234 graduates working for the company headquartered in Columbia, Missouri.



Through the current partnership, Veterans United offers Columbia College students, faculty and staff veterans the opportunity to utilize the company’s Home Buyer Select Program, which offers savings on the total amount of their home loan. Columbia College is also offering a tuition discount to Veterans United’s borrowers, employees and their spouses. –SF

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the college’s bachelor’s degree in human resources management is now aligned with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. More than 643 students at the college are currently working toward their HR Management major. “The SHRM is the preeminent global organization for HR professionals,” says Dr. Tina Olson, instructor in the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. Throughout the world, over 400 programs at approximately 375 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM. –SF