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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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in Community, Sustainability

Keeping it green

This is April, the month in which we celebrate Earth Day. CCBC faculty and staff have long been enthusiasts for—and advocates of—caring for the earth and the environment.  In 2008, we took a strong first step towards solidifying college-wide enthusiasm for sustainability when I signed, on the college’s behalf, the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.  Through this agreement, we…

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