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Sweet celebration

Flash mob

Columbus State celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first day of classes on Monday, Sept. 30—the first day that the Columbus Area Technician School opened for business in the basement of Central High School in 1963.

Students and employees were invited outside onto the courtyard to enjoy music, a talent show, a flash mob dance, a huge birthday cake, a cupcake-baking competition and lots of free anniversary giveaways. President Harrison and Chancellor John Carey were the guest speakers, and students participated in a trivia contest, donated to a food drive, and signed a "Completion Commitment" banner promising to finish their college degree. Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) dropped off more than 300 pounds of donated food items to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank after the celebration.

To see more, take a look at two videos produced by Columbus State's Mark Van Horn, and student video blogger Jeffrey Tucker!

More photos coming soon!