Patrol Car to Panic Button
Oct21

Patrol Car to Panic Button

John Kessler began his career in law enforcement in 2001. He joined the police department in Perry, Georgia where he served as a field training officer and drug interdiction officer. His second year there, he was nominated by his peers as Officer of the Year. In 2006, John married the love of his life, Alison. While John enjoyed changing lives through law enforcement, Alison dreamt of changing young lives through teaching. Shortly...

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Community Service Spotlight
Oct21

Community Service Spotlight

Giving back can be hard to do, especially when you give so much already to your family, your job, and other things that take a piece of your time and attention. How does one find the time and energy to continue to give? For Eric Smith, father of four girls, husband, and firefighter, he has still managed to give back in one more amazing way. Eric is a Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer in the Raymore-Peculiar School District near Kansas City,...

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Where in the World is Sir Maximus?
Oct21

Where in the World is Sir Maximus?

In 2015, Columbia Southern University announced our mascot, the Knight. We then took it one step further and introduced you to the CSU Knight, Sir Maximus, who graduated from CSU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chivalry with a concentration in heroic acts. He truly is the stuff storybooks are made of. One student in particular, Sir Jim Shaw of Georgia, felt so enamored by the Knight and all he stood for that he decided Sir Maximus...

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2015 Alumni Chapter Update
Oct21

2015 Alumni Chapter Update

Your CSU Alumni Association reached an important milestone on June 27, 2015. On this date, the first regional alumni chapter was installed as the Columbia Southern University Atlanta Alumni Chapter. The formation of the chapter began almost one year earlier in August 2014 when initial invitations to join the chapter were sent to area alumni. It was a slow but steady progression as additional members were added to the rolls each month....

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All in the Family
Mar25

All in the Family

Written by: Libby Reilly When a new student comes to Columbia Southern University, they join a family for life. The CSU family is one that supports, encourages, and genuinely cares about what is going on in your life, even long after you receive your diploma. For Walter and William DeCastro, however, the CSU family hits a little bit closer to home. William DeCastro, an EMT in the Birmingham, Alabama area, decided to finish his...

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Alumni Chapter Update
Mar25

Alumni Chapter Update

The CSU Alumni Chapter Network is Growing Written by: Mark Briscoe, CSU Student and Alumni Engagement As you may have heard, 2014 was an exciting year for CSU alumni as the final revisions were completed on the CSU Alumni Association and chapter articles, which are the governing documents for the association. This is both important and exciting because it provides guidelines and procedures for the association, as well the provision to...

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