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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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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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in Community, Global Education, Students

Lifting every student

As Virginia Senator Tim Kaine accepted the National Education Service Award at this year’s National Legislative Summit, he described education as “the great lifter and the great leveler.”  These words speak to the heart of the open door mission of America’s community colleges, serving the 12 million Americans who fill our classrooms each year.  The theme of “Diversity, Equity and…

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in Community, Inspiration, Leadership, Students, Uncategorized

Keeping Campuses Safe

Although the perception of America’s colleges as tranquil oases of learning may have always been little more than a fanciful image, a harsh reality faces every community college president today.  We are confronted with a challenge framed by a simple question: How do we keep our campuses safe? Whether the weapons wielded by potential attackers are high powered rifles or…

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