August 15, 2017

Sisters of Charity foundation creates pipeline for philanthropic leadership

Burk stresses that P.L.A.C.E. differs greatly from the service learning programs many colleges offer to students. "This is not the type of project that provides college kids with an opportunity to volunteer for a specific task and then go home and feel good about it," she says. "We are looking to build relationships and become members of a community to affect sustainable change."

August 01, 2016

P.L.A.C.E. Receives Grant

The P.L.A.C.E. Fellows Program at Columbia College received its fourth $25,000 grant from the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina.

October 03, 2016

P.L.A.C.E. Fellows welcomes fourth cohort

For the past four years, the Sisters of Charity Foundation has sponsored the Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. Fellows program by awarding a $25,000 grant each year. By granting the funds for the past four years, the total awarded is $100,000.

August 30, 2013

Columbia College and Sisters of Charity Foundation Celebrate Unique Partnership

Columbia College and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrated the inaugural semester of the Philanthropy Leadership and Community Engagement (P.L.A.C.E.) Fellowship Program with a luncheon including the nine P.L.A.C.E. Fellows, community leaders and partnering organizations.

July 25, 2016

Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. launches Gable Oaks Summer Program

This summer, Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. Fellows are delivering the P.L.A.C.E. Gable Oaks Summer Program, providing a variety of educational and recreational activities for local youth in the Gable Oaks Community in Eau Claire.

March 01, 2016

2016 Annual Faculty Awards Announced: Baker, Burk, Marsh, and Hait

She has won the Student’s Choice Teaching Award twice since coming to Columbia College.

September 01, 2016

Speaker series: Women & Leadership in S.C.

The series will focus on the gendered leadership experience in South Carolina, exploring present challenges and future opportunities for women within the leadership contexts of power, authority, and influence. All Columbia College students are invited to take the course for credit.

October 12, 2016

Columbia College students receive prestigious scholarship awards at the National Collegiate Honors Council

“Their presentations were polished, insightful, and engaging, earning the admiration and over-the-top enthusiasm of faculty, administrators, and students from across the nation and abroad,” said John Zubizarreta, Columbia College Honors Director. “On more than one occasion, they and I heard colleagues say that our students exemplify the highest standards of higher education. Our reputation in honors is now more enviable than ever.”

November 02, 2016

Columbia College P.L.A.C.E. Fellows to attend 2016 International Leadership Association Conference in Atlanta, November 2-5

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October 13, 2019

Student Spotlight: Jessica Baxter taking the lead in Black Lives Matter

“I believe in the promotion of diversity,” Baxter said.

November 28, 2016

SNAP challenges P.L.A.C.E. Fellows

The SNAP challenge is a week-long effort for participants to eat using the same amount given to those on SNAP benefits, in order to realize just how little low-income families must live on. Oftentimes, we forget about and take for granted how easy accessing food is for us, when for some individuals and families, planning a meal is the biggest hassle of the day because they have few to no resources.

August 01, 2013

Philanthropy Leadership And Community Engagement (P.L.A.C.E.) Fellowship Program

In conjunction with Columbia College, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina celebrate Building New Bridges in Philanthropy with its Philanthropy Leadership And Community Engagement (P.L.A.C.E) Fellowship Program.

August 01, 2013

Sisters of Charity Foundation- P.L.A.C.E.

The Philanthropy Leadership And Community Engagement (PLACE) Fellowship Program is a unique, four-year partnership with the Sisters of Charity Foundation and Columbia College designed to increase students’ awareness of the impact of philanthropy on community nonprofits.

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