Expert forensic pathologist comes to Columbia College Reunion Weekend April 20 and 21

The Columbia College forensic science program celebrates its 10th anniversary!

Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D.
To commemorate, the department is bringing in Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D. , one of the world’s leading forensic pathologists, to speak at the Columbia College main campus during Reunion Weekend, April 20 and 21. Dr. Wecht has appeared on numerous nationally syndicated television programs, including Dateline NBC, 48 Hours Mystery, 20/20, Entertainment Tonight, and Fox News. To read more about Dr. Wecht, visit his website.

When and where

Friday, April 20
Historical high-profile cases: 7:30 p.m., Launer Auditorium Cases profiled: the assassinations of both President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy; the death of Elvis Presley; and the cases of JonBenet Ramsey and O.J. Simpson. Book signing following lecture.
Saturday, April 21
Faculty and alumni expert panel: 10 a.m., Dorsey Gymnasium Current high-profile cases: 1:30 p.m., Launer Auditorium Cases profiled: the cases of Michael Jackson and Casey Anthony; and the homicide of Laci Peterson.
The lectures are free and open to the public. Campus map
Reunion Weekend events

Forensic science at Columbia College

Dr. Michael Lyman, professor of Criminal Justice Administration, proposed the forensic science degree program at Columbia College in 2001. The program is now one of the most popular at the college. Police departments nationwide hire Columbia College forensic science alumni: in the Kansas City, Mo., police department alone, three of five crime scene techs are Columbia College graduates.

For more information
The Criminal Justice & Forensic Science degree program is holding an open house about the master’s in criminal justice. Find out more at