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in Community, Donors, Leadership

Charting a path to our next normal

In early July, I engaged a group of CCBC’s major donors in a virtual conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on the college.  My message was similar to those regularly shared with faculty and staff – reflecting upon how far we’ve come since shutting down due to the pandemic, where we currently are and where we hope to go as…

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in Community, Uncategorized

A Time for Reflection; A Time for Action

Our country is at a tipping point. The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and far too many African-American men and women is a reflection of the racial prejudice and injustice that continues to exist throughout our nation. While we cannot directly influence what happens in Minneapolis, Louisville or Brunswick, we can, and will, positively impact our…

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in Community, Faculty, Leadership, Students

Testing our resolve

It has been far too long since I’ve posted a President’s Blog, but since so much has changed at CCBC and in our daily lives, I felt it was the perfect time to give it a reboot. At CCBC, we have been hard at work launching the new fully-remote learning environment. The work has not been easy, but I dare…

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in Community, Students, Uncategorized

Happy holidays!

Dear Friends, With the holidays now upon us, we may find ourselves feeling nostalgic about cherished time spent with family and friends. As you reminisce about seasons’ past, partake of this year’s festivities, and ponder the possibilities that lie ahead, I wish you abundant happiness and peace during this holiday season. And, I find no better way to end the…

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in Community, Events, High School, Leadership, Partners, Students, Uncategorized

Inspiring a generation

The generation raised on television’s CSI dramas and sophisticated detective work brings a much more mature awareness of the world of violence and crime than the more simple “shoot-em-up” cop shows of the past.  Recently, 80 high school freshmen and sophomores from four local high schools descended on CCBC Dundalk to grapple with the substantive issues of civics and law. …

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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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