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Commemorating 9/11

Today we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 national tragedy.  Although the distance of time and memory has dimmed the shock of that event, throughout this past week commentaries, reflections and images of that infamous day have quietly informed this week’s news stories, jogging memories we might prefer to forget. On September 11, 2001 many of us sat stunned,…

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in Commencement, Events, Inspiration, Students

Congratulations Class of 2021

For the past two years, I have missed the experience of seeing our graduates’ smiling faces gathered under the huge tent at CCBC Essex. Surrounded by friends and family, it was always an impressive sight to behold. While the sights and sounds of our in-person commencement couldn’t truly be replicated, we still celebrated with the same spirit, energy and zest…

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in Community, Equity, Events

Assault on democracy

On January 6, many of us watched in disbelief as the U.S. Capitol was desecrated while an unruly mob of our own citizens attempted a coup to overturn the results of a lawful election. It was a dark day for America, no matter your political allegiance. The shocking image of rioters roaming freely through the halls of Congress will leave…

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in Events, Inspiration

Commemorating 9/11

On September 11, 2001 many of us sat stunned, huddled by our radios or in front of television screens, listening to news of the unimaginable. The World Trade Center in New York City had been attacked!  On that day—and the days that followed—we truly believed that nothing in our lifetimes would ever equal this disruption to our world…and we would…

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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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