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Below you will find the main Clearwater Christian College news page. Additional news items can be found under Student Spotlight and Athletics.

CCC at CCFCC Expo

(4/21/14) Landing that first job can be a challenge. However, Lisa Dollenmayer from the CCC Guidance and Counseling Office makes it a little easier through her service and ministry to the student body.

Worthwhile Chapel

(4/17/14) The College family was honored to have in chapel today CCC alumnus Dan Emr, executive director of Worthwhile Wear. Dan was a business major at CCC and went on to a successful career in engineering and manufacturing after graduating in 2007.

CCC Announces 2014 Cougar Summer Sports Camps

(2/25/14) Information for the 2014 Cougar Summer Sports Camps is available to the public. This year, the college is featuring four overnight camps and two new day-only camps.

Rays Chaplain Addresses Student Body

(3/7/14)When one considers MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays, names such as David Price, Ben Zobrist, and Sean Rodriquez may come to mind. But what about Gio Llerena?

Klem Announces Kellogg Scholarship

(03/05/2014) Statements such as ‘hard work pays off’ can be realized in so many different ways. Today in chapel, President Klem shared with the student body one way that involves a CCC faculty member.

A Forever Story

(2/24/14) It all started as a simple trip to China for a teen seeking an experience of a lifetime and resulted in a lifetime experience for the entire family! This is the gist of what alumnus David Altman shared in chapel with the CCC family - but there's so much more to the story!

Overtones Recognizes Bell Choir Trip

(1/31/14) In the spring of 2012, Dr. Pattye Casarow and the Handbell Choir of Clearwater Christian College traveled to Turkey in what they called ‘Bells for Bursa,’ a ministry trip.

CCC Wins Tournament Bid

(1/21/14) The NCCAA has accepted CCC's bid to host the NCCAA D2 women’s national volleyball tournament for 2014 and 2015.

New Criminal Justice Partner

(1/20/14) Clearwater Christian College has partnered with the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) in nearby Largo, FL, to supply practical, hands-on experience for students studying Criminal Justice.

President's and Dean's Lists Announced for Fall 2013

(1/14/14) The Registrar's Office at Clearwater Christian College has announced the academic President's and Dean's list recipients for the 2013 fall semester.

AVCA Announces 2013 Volleyball Recognitions

(1/7/14) Clearwater Christian College was well represented by the American Volleyball Coaches Association All American Team this season when the NCCAA DII announced its 2013 All-American Team of the Year and Scholar-Athletes for women's volleyball.

Lady Cougar Volleyball Showcase

(1/6/14) Clearwater Christian College NCCAA II Women’s Volleyball invites junior college transfers, along with high school juniors and seniors, to campus to showcase their abilities on January 16-17, 2014.

NCCAA DII Recognitions in Soccer

(12/13/13) Clearwater Christian College was well represented this week when the NCCAA DII announced its 2013 All-American Team of the Year and Scholar-Athletes for men’s and women’s soccer.

Kerr Hangs Up Her Apron

(12/11/13) After many years of faithful ministry, CCC food services employee Beth Kerr is officially retiring from Clearwater Christian College.

CCC Busy Bringing Christmas

(12/9/13) While there was no formal Christmas program this month on campus, the CCC Music Department was quite busy bringing Christmas to those in our immediate community.

A Story of Survival

(11/25/13) On Monday, November 4, Clearwater Christian College was pleased to host Mr. Philip Gans, a survivor of the Auschwitz Holocaust death camp.

The Cougars returned from the 2013 National Championship tournaments victorious in many ways.

(11/21/13) The Cougars returned from the 2013 National Championship tournaments victorious in many ways.

Cougars Sweep South Regionals

(11/4/13) All three Clearwater Christian College teams won their NCCAA D2 South Regional tournaments on Saturday November 2 to advance to national championship matches later this month.

Baseball Releases 2014 Schedule

(10/24/13) The Cougars head baseball coach Josh Rebandt has released the 2013-2014 schedule for the upcoming season.

Star Chapter Recognition

(9/27/13) Clearwater Christian College received recognition as one of the Star Chapters of the Alpha Chi Honor Society for the 2012-2013 academic year.

CCC Apparel Online

(08/30/13) Clearwater Christian College announces a partnership with AxcelMark Corporation of Florida to provide Cougar spirit wear and gear through a personalized online site.

Governor Encourages Florida Students

(08/26/13) In an open letter released this month to Florida students receiving the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG), Governor Rick Scott commended them for making the commitment to better themselves, their families, and their futures by pursuing higher education.

Andrews Recognized With Mattice Award

(08/23/13) Clearwater Christian College presented to Mrs. Dawn Andrews of Belleview, FL, the first annual Howard Mattice Memorial Impact Award for outstanding service to her students.

Welcome New Faculty

(08/20/13) This year the College has been blessed with the addition of several new members into the CCC family, some who come full-time and others will serve part-time yet bring some specific expertise into our classrooms.

Recognizing Faithful Service

(08/16/13) During a week of annual preparation for the coming school year, several CCC employees were recognized for their faithful service, one of whom was presented with 30-year Service Recognition.

Graduates Heed The Call

(08/12/13) On July 19, 2013, five Clearwater Christian College alumni were officially named missionary appointees with Baptist Mid Missions, one of the largest independent Baptist missionary agencies in the world headquartered in Cleveland, OH.

Financial Help Now Available

(07/03/13) Clearwater Christian College has partnered with the National Endowment for Financial Education to offer their financial resources through their CashCourse website to our students, alumni, and parents.

New Station, New Time Slot

(06/10/13) Join Dr. Klem today, June 10, 2013, on the Glen Pav program Righting the Right now on Clearwater’s WTAN 1340 AM at 5:00 p.m.

End-of-the-Year NCCAA Athletic Awards Favor CCC

(06/03/13) The Athletic Department of Clearwater Christian College is pleased to announce the receipt of the Presidential Award for Excellence (Division II) at the Hall of Fame Banquet held by the National Christian College Athletic Association.

CCC Graduates Commissioned As Officers

(05/29/13) While all CCC graduates worked hard to meet typical academic and personal goals, these graduates faced the additional challenges of preparing themselves physically, academically, and emotionally to serve their nation as an officer-leader.

President's and Dean's Lists Announced for Spring 2013

(05/28/13) The Registrar's Office at Clearwater Christian College has announced the academic President's and Dean's list recipients for the 2013 spring semester.

Dr. Delnay Retires After 16 Years of Service to CCC

(05/09/13) At the end of this semester, Dr. Robert Delnay will retire after 16 years of service at Clearwater Christian College.

College Celebrates 45th Commencement

(05/07/13) The faculty and staff of Clearwater Christian College are pleased to announce the successful commencement of the Class of 2013. On Saturday, May 4, friends, family, and supporters gathered at the Starkey Road Baptist Church in Seminole to participate in the crowning moment for the graduating class.

Cougars Baseball Enters NCCAA DII College World Series as the #4 Seed

(05/07/13) The Clearwater baseball team received an at-large bid to the NCCAA DII College World Series and is slated as the four-seed entering the tournament. This marks the second time in three seasons that the Cougars have made it to the national tournament.

2012-2013 Academic Awards Announced

(05/02/13) Clearwater Christian College is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011-2012 academic awards. These students were recognized and honored at a chapel held on campus Monday, April 22, 2013.

Crane Awarded SAR Medal

(05/02/13) Senior Renee Crane was awarded the Silver ROTC medal from the Clearwater chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in a ceremony held on the campus of Clearwater Christian College on April 22, 2013.

James Earned Doctorate

(05/01/13) With the completion and defense of her dissertation, Assistant Professor of Education Christy James was awarded the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Leadership from Argosy University on April 5, 2013.

Denny To Receive NCCAA Mentor Award

(04/19/13) Dr. Vickie Denny was selected to receive the 2013 Game Plan 4 LIFE (GP4L) Athletic Mentor Character Award which recognizes athletic mentors who epitomize the Christian character qualities of love, integrity, faith, and excellence.

Dr. Ed Oliver, Home to Glory

(3/19/13) Dr. Ed Oliver, beloved professor and friend of Clearwater Christian College, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Monday evening, March 18, 2013.

New Entrepreneurship Minor!

(3/19/13) Clearwater Christian College is pleased to announce the addition of a new Entrepreneurship minor to the business division!

CCC Welcomes The Gideons!

(3/19/13) Dr. Klem welcomed Dick Merryman and members of the local camp of The Gideon’s International to chapel on Monday, March 18, to share their ministry and to distribute copies of the English New Testament to our college family.

CCC Attends Alpha Chi National Convention

(3/05/13) With their faculty sponsor, Miss Kim Tanner, four members of the Clearwater Christian College branch of the Alpha Chi Honor Society will attend the 2013 National Convention in Nashville, TN, on April 4-6, 2013.

Teacher Recruitment Conference A Success

(2/25/13) On February 7 and 8, CCC hosted the 26th Annual Teacher Recruitment Conference on the college grounds. Representatives from both local and international schools met with interested students for the purpose of recruitment.

Commencement Honors Recital

(2/14/13) The Music Department would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 Commencement Honors Recital.

Bates Named Coach Of The Year

(1/28/13) Clearwater Christian College women’s soccer coach has been named Coach of the Year of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division II by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Jersey #13: Lightning Struck a Third Time

(1/24/13) Every once in a while, a jersey number is associated with greatness, but in an athletic program that does not retire numbers, one number can stand for several athletes. In the case of the Clearwater Christian College women’s volleyball, lightning has struck three times with jersey number 13.

Sawyer Memorial Service

(1/17/13) The family of "Aunt Bea" Sawyer cordially invites you to attend a memorial and remembrance service at Clearwater Christian College on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.


President's and Dean's Lists Announced for Fall 2012

(1/9/13) The Registrar's Office at Clearwater Christian College has announced the academic President's and Dean's list recipients for the 2012 fall semester.


NSCAA Named Tori Hale NCCAA DII Player of the Year

(12/31/12) Tori Hale has been named Player of the Year for the NCCAA II by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


Holiday Bells Live on Fox News

(11/29/12) On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 the CCC Bell Choir will be performing live on Good Day Tampa Bay on Fox News Channel 13.


CCC on WTIS 1110 AM

(11/13/12) Beginning today, November 13, 2012, CCC will become the featured guest on the radio program ‘Righting the Right’ hosted by Glenn Pav and aired on radio station WTIS-1110 AM.


Two National Titles

(11/12/12) Both the CCC women’s volleyball and women’s soccer teams clinched the title in exciting final games at the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championships.

NCCAA Region Update

(11/8/12) The women's soccer and volleyball teams won the NCCAA II regional championship tournaments in Toccoa Falls, Georgia. The men's soccer team won second place. Both women's teams will play in the national tournaments November 7-10.

Uncommon Tradition: Reformation Day

(11/2/12) CCC partakes in Reformation Day tradition as Mr. Robert Carver, associate professor of Greek and Bible, nailed a copy of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses to his office door on October 31.


Alyssa’s Wish: 2012

(11/2/12) The CCC family participates as Team “Alyssa’s Wish” in this year’s Miles for Hope 5k walk for Brain Cancer at Coachman Park in Clearwater, Florida.




AIG Recognizes Intern Lawson

(10/18/12) Arthur Lawson, a junior Information Systems Management major, has served a three-time summer intern at the Answers in Genesis (AIG) headquarters in Petersburg, KY.


Alpha Chi 2012

(10/12/12) On Monday, October 8, 2012, twelve Clearwater Christian College students were inducted into the Florida Theta Chapter of the National College Honor Society, Alpha Chi.


Denny Checks Off 900th Win

(9/24/12) On September 18, 2012, Coach Vickie Denny secured her 900th career win when the Lady Cougars defeated Florida Christian College.

Announcing New Global Nursing Ministries Major

(09/19/12) Clearwater Christian College is pleased to announce the addition of the Bachelor of Science in Global Nursing Ministries.



CCC in NCCAA's Top Ten

(8/31/12) The NCCAA announced that CCC ranked in the top ten for D2 colleges in women’s soccer and volleyball and men’s soccer.

Cantorum Sings at RNC Event

(8/27/12) On August 26, the CCC Cantorum was privileged to sing at the Faith and Freedom Coalition rally to open the Republican National Convention.


While You Were Out: 2012

(8/24/12) This summer, renovations and upgrades included tasks involving a new motor coach, Cougar logo on gym floor, cement and other campus beautification projects.


CCC Welcomes New Staff and Faculty Members

(8/17/12) The college has been blessed with the addition of several new members into the CCC family, many of whom are graduates of the college.

Faithful Service Recognized

(8/13/12) During a week of annual preparation for the coming school year, several CCC employees were recognized for their faithful service.

Perfecting Holiness: 2012-2013

(8/13/12) Dr. Jack Klem has announced that the theme for the 2012-2013 school year and goal for his inaugural year as President of CCC is Perfecting Holiness.


Lady Cougars Receive AVCA Team Academic Award

(8/7/12) The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced that the 2011-2012 CCC Lady Cougars Volleyball Team has received the Team Academic Award.

Casarow Receives Doctorate of Business Administration

(7/24/12) Dr. Steve Casarow, associate professor of business and information systems management at CCC, received his Doctorate of Business Administration.


Wilson Named Women’s Basketball Coach

(7/20/12) Anthony Wilson has been named the Cougars’ women’s basketball coach for the 2012-2013 season.

Cougars Receive NCCAA President's Award

(06/26/12) The CCC Cougars were presented the President’s Award for Excellence at the 2012 NCCAA National Convention held in Greenville, SC, May 31-June 2, 2012.


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