COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus State University has once again stepped up to the plate, with ambitious construction and expansion plans in uptown Columbus and partnerships that translate to more career opportunities for future graduates.
Most recently, CSU unveiled a gorgeous new baseball stadium, courtesy of Todd Schuster and Schuster enterprises, the owners of local Burger King restaurants.
Schuster made the $1.2 million renovation possible and now it will be known as Burger King Stadium at Ragsdale Field. Among the big improvements are padded seats for fans replacing the less comfortable bleachers.
The Lady Cougar soccer team and its NCAA D II Final Four appearance and championship appearance is another wining example of CSU's growing national recognition.
Soon, CSU's college of education and health professions will occupy the expanded and renovated former Ledger Enquirer building on 12th and Broadway.
Columbus State University is swinging for the fences in so many other ways, too: the communications department launched WCUG's "Cougar" radio, where students get hands on experience in broadcasting, thanks to the generosity of PMB radio and owner Jim Martin.
Another partnership, between CSU and the Springer Opera House, has created the new Georgia Repertory Theatre to give CSU students another professional stage from which they can launch their artistic careers.
We congratulate Columbus State University on its constant progress and we especially want to join in recognizing the generosity of our local business leaders – who see the future depends on a strong and growing CSU.
That's what makes the public and private partnerships with CSU just one more home run for its students and our entire region.