CSU News


10/10/2014
Columbia Southern University (CSU), one of the nation’s top online universities, recently partnered with the Alabama Firefighters Museum and Education Center to produce a public service announcement for National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5-11, and Fire Prevention Month (October).


9/5/2014
Columbia Southern University recently awarded the September Learning Partner of the Month to the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc.


8/13/2014
Columbia Southern University (CSU) recently awarded a Hero Behind the Hero Scholarship to Yolanda Shropshire from Norman, Okla., to help her resume her dream of earning a master’s degree.


8/11/2014
Columbia Southern University was named one of the 2014 Best Companies to Work for in Alabama in the Large Employer Category ranking. The program was created in 2010 as a project of Business Alabama Magazine and Best Companies Group.


7/15/2014

Columbia Southern University Senior Vice President Chantell Cooley and adjunct professor Michelle Manganaro, Ph.D., will present a workshop and roundtable discussion at the Association of Leadership Educators Conference July 13 through 16 in San Antonio, Texas.



6/20/2014
East Alabama Fire Chief to seek Master’s degree with CSU

The Alabama Association of Fire Chiefs (AAFC) and Columbia Southern University (CSU) have awarded a two-year scholarship to East Alabama Fire District Fire Chief Troy Marberry.

A CSU student since 2012, Marberry won the scholarship based on his entry in an essay contest sponsored by CSU and the AAFC, an organization that provides professional opportunities for fire chiefs.


6/18/2014
Columbia Southern University faculty member and Center Point (Ala.) Fire Chief Donnie West has been awarded the Alabama Fire Chief of the Year for Combination Fire Departments in Alabama.

“This is a legacy award and I am very humbled,” said West, who has been a fire chief since 2006. “I have always said that it is not what we as fire chiefs do, but what the people that work around us do to support our mission and vision.”


6/17/2014

Columbia Southern University, one of the nation’s leading online universities, is proud to announce a fantastic, historic moment: the school has adopted a mascot, the Knights!

“For years, we have been asked about a mascot,” said Director of Marketing Beau Vignes. “CSU is very proud to have the knight as our mascot to give our students and alumni a respectful image of school spirit, pride and unity.”



6/13/2014
Columbia Southern University Vice President of Marketing, Admissions and Outreach Billy Hayes has been appointed by Shelby County (Ala.) Commission for the Board of Directors of the Alabama Firefighters Museum and Education Center.


4/10/2014
“Ever since I was a young boy, I always wanted to work within the fire service. In fact, if you look within my high school yearbook, there is a comment that I placed where it states that I would love to play guitar like Eric Clapton, but I would probably end up working within the fire department.”

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