Adult college student admits he took second go-round more seriously

Stanley Keeley graduated Saturday from Columbia College.

Stanley Keeley graduated Saturday from Columbia College. Photo by News Tribune.

After starting his career with the Missouri Department of Corrections 23 years ago, Stanley Keely graduated Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia College.

“This was a personal goal to finish college,” Keely said. “It may not help me in my career in corrections; but it’s a great milestone.”

About 90 students from the Jefferson City campus graduated this semester, with about 50 of them participating in Saturday’s commencement at the main campus.

Like many of Columbia College’s students, Keely was a non-traditional student. It took him six years beginning at age 44, once he decided to resume his path to ....

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