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Capstone Scholars


Student Leadership

We believe students can find themselves by leading others. With a number of in-house options, our students are able to hone their leadership skills while also giving back to the Capstone Scholars Program and the Columbia community as a whole.

Student Leader Groups

Capstone Assistants

These student employees are paid to run the front desk, represent our office during admissions events and organize information so that we can better help our students. This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain administrative and public relations skills.

For more information, contact Katie Zimmerle.

Capstone Connectors

The Capstone Connector program links interested first-year students with trained upperclassmen based upon their interests and goals at the university. These pairs meet at a minimum of twice per month to ease our incoming students' transition from high school to college.

For more information, contact Jessie McNevin.

Programming Council

A cohort of Capstone Scholars, this council is dedicated to providing social experiences for students in the program, both on and off-campus. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in event planning, social media advertising and coming up with creative ways to bring people together.

For more information, contact Duncan Culbreth.

Service Team

From excursions with established Columbia volunteer organizations to trips out of town, this group of scholars is committed to bringing service opportunities to students in the Capstone Scholars Program. Come see how we have served others!

For more information, contact Cassie Davis.


Capstone Scholars Leadership Program (CSLP)

This eight-week program occurs each spring semester during the evening. Capstone Scholars learn how to become better leaders through professionalism, multiculturalism and introspection. This course is not for academic credit, but students receive a certification upon completion. Any of our Scholars are welcome to apply in the fall.