in Community, Leadership, Uncategorized

I am hooked

I must admit that I am shameless when it comes to never turning down an opportunity to talk about community colleges or about my own college, CCBC.  After 52 years of serving as a community college professional, these institutions are a part of me; that magical “open door” mission is in my blood.  And why would you ever stop doing…

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Topping it off!

On July 2, CCBC celebrated another strand of what has become a recurring theme for us over the past decade: celebrating a milestone in the launch of another new building.  We cheered the “topping off,” or the placement of the final beam, on the steel frame of the structure soon to be known as the Carol Diane Eustis Center for…

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Commencement is our affirmation

Each year I have the privilege of presiding over CCBC’s Graduation Ceremony held under a massive tent on the lawn of our Essex campus. With a capacity to hold 5,000, the tent overflowed with guests gathered to honor and celebrate their very own graduate, often the first in the family to earn a college degree.  Grandmothers, babies, moms, dads and…

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in Community, Programs, Scholarships, Students

College Promise is an investment in communities

On June 1, 2019, CCBC will graduate 3,249 students, representing hundreds of new nurses, accountants, educators, counselors, computer technicians, and almost any other profession you might name.  These graduates are well prepared to enter the workplace or move on to one of our four-year partners to finish the credentialing job with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. Our faculty…

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