As another challenging year draws to a close, I invite you to join me in looking back with pride at all that we achieved this year in spite of still laboring under the darkness of the pandemic.  Because of the strength of our collective community spirit, we can look forward with hope and confidence to a new round of successes and accomplishments in the new year.  That is the essence of the CCBC spirit: Face adversity square in the eye and find ways to transcend it!

As we enter this busy holiday season, please join me also in recognizing the strength of a community of colleagues who share a common mission and vision while representing a remarkable diversity of cultures, viewpoints, and life experiences.  These differences add a richness to our everyday lives while coalescing into the fine institution that we are and the vital resource we have become for our communities.

I ask you to join me in using this holiday as the time of joy, renewal and optimism that we all deserve.  And to send us on our way, I invite you to view this year’s holiday greeting card, celebrating the many ways our students, faculty, staff and supporters show why they are #CCBCproud.

I send you my best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and a safe, healthy and peaceful New Year.