MSNBC Anchor Tamron Hall to Speak at Columbia College–Fort Worth Commencement June 4

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Hall's mother will receive her degree at the commencement ceremony.

Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall, MSNBC anchor, will speak at her mother's commencement on Saturday, June 4 at Columbia College--Fort Worth

MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall will address graduates at the Columbia College–Fort Worth commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 4, at 11 a.m. in the Main Ballroom at the Forth Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, Texas. The event will recognize the 216 students who have completed degree requirements during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Hall is the host of “NewsNation” on MSNBC and is a frequent substitute host for NBC’s “Today” and “Weekend Today.” Additionally, she served as co-host of the “Dateline” series titled, “You Might Be Rich.”

Dr. Eric Cunningham, associate dean for Adult Higher Education for Columbia College, will confer the degrees. Dale Coe Simons ’65, past president of the Columbia College Alumni Association, will provide the alumni charge.

“Our graduates have succeeded in balancing their numerous responsibilities with their career goals," said Cunningham. "We are proud to honor their accomplishments."

Columbia College–Fort Worth was originally founded at Naval Air Station Dallas in 1975. The campus began holding classes at NAS Fort Worth in 1992 when the government began closing NAS Dallas and officially relocated to NAS Fort Worth in March 1997.

Today, Columbia College–Fort Worth continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the area and is part of the college’s extended network of more than 30 Nationwide Campuses across the country.

Columbia College, a private, nonprofit institution, was founded in Missouri in 1851 as Christian Female College, the first women’s college west of the Mississippi River to be chartered by a state legislature. The college changed its name to Columbia College in 1970 when it became coeducational.

Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., educates more than 29,000 students each year and has more than 67,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit

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