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in Apprenticeships, Celebrations, Workforce Development

Focus on the Future of Work:  Celebrating Apprenticeships

I consider it a special privilege to write about the role that America’s community colleges play in fueling the nation’s workforce needs. Because of the programming we offer, and the nature of the students drawn to them, community colleges play an important part in defining the educational models needed to equip the workforce with credentials equal to specific skill needs….

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in Celebrations, Commemoration, Community college, Events, Holiday, Students, Veterans

Paying Tribute to Veterans

Several weeks ago, my family and I journeyed to France to follow the trails of the great French battlefields of World Wars I and II: Verdon, Dunkirk, The Normandy Beaches. It was cold; it was rainy, reminiscent of the conditions in which those battles were likely fought. Millions died on these fields, memorialized now in neat rows of white crosses…

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in Celebrations, Community, Holiday

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Dignity, Honor, Respect

Indigenous Peoples’ Day serves to honor the resilience and inherent sovereignty of indigenous people in the United States. CCBC is proud to join campuses, cities, and states around the country in enriching our understanding of the historical contributions made by indigenous people who have, for centuries, been misrepresented and left out of our textbooks. Today, we recognize the native heritage…

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in Celebrations, Community, Diversity, Holiday, LGBTQ+, Students

Honoring the Month of Pride

Pride Month is a representation of togetherness that commemorates the impact LGBTQ+ individuals have had on society. Stemming from the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969, Pride Month celebrations have taken on a variety of forms from parades and parties to marches and rallies. Iconic figures such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are memorialized for their protests in…

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in Celebrations, Diversity, Equity, Holiday, Uncategorized

Celebrating Juneteenth

It seems right to borrow the words of the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lonnie Bunch III, who dubbed Juneteenth both a local story and a national one. “For me it’s an opportunity to both look back but to look ahead to make sure that that notion of freedom and the fragility of…

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in Celebrations, Commemoration, Commencement, Community college, Events, Inspiration, Students, Uncategorized

CCBC commemorates the Class of 2023

Commencement is the high point of the year for any academic institution and a tradition CCBC is honored to uphold. More than that, Commencement is the return on a promise, a commitment to support and encourage our graduating students well beyond the moment. I speak for all CCBC faculty, administrators, advisors, tutors, counselors, payroll clerks and staff at every level…

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