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Commemorating Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Although President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the news took two years to travel to the last enclave of enslaved people in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. While Juneteenth has been recognized for decades by black communities across the nation, it has gained…

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in Community, Community college, Faculty, higher education, Inspiration

Community College Journals Reflect a Community of Scholars

Many pedagogical achievements have been born in the prolific incubators of community college classrooms. Faculty and staff have transformed these big ideas about teaching and learning into practical applications now mirrored in community college classrooms across the country. After reading the third volume of CCBC’s own journal, TALES: Teaching and Learning Excellence Through Scholarship, I am reminded of the invaluable…

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in Celebrations, Community, Community college, Diversity, Faculty, higher education, Inspiration, Leadership

Women’s History Month: Leaders in Higher Education

In 1987 as a junior administrator at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, I spent a week in Phoenix, Arizona at a Leaders Seminar sponsored by the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) under the guidance of two sheros: Dr. Mildred Bulpitt and Dr. Carolyn Desjardins. The strength of that experience lay in the exposure to these two…

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in Business, Community, Community college, higher education, Jobs, Partners, Workforce Development

Nurturing Entrepreneurs Beyond the Classroom

Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy. In fact, according to the U.S Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, 99.5% of Maryland businesses are small businesses, meaning entrepreneurial spirit is critical to thriving communities. In short, because we serve largely local populations, community colleges are tailor-made to develop local talent to foster an ecosystem of entrepreneurship. This is yet…

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in Celebrations, Community, Community college, Diversity, Equity, higher education, Holiday, Students

Celebrating Black History Month

The theme of this year’s Black History Month, “African Americans and the Arts,” beckons us to explore the intersections of creativity and heritage, echoing these timeless words by James Baldwin with renewed significance: “The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.” From antiquity to present, Black sculptors,…

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in Celebrations, Community, Community college, Donors, Equity, higher education, Partners, Scholarships, Students

Empowering Futures: The Transformative Power of Philanthropy in Community Colleges

Years ago, when times were a bit hard, I used to say to my children “It’s OK, we’re tough, we’ll get through this!” This outlook now permeates my role as a community college President who firmly believes that our sector of higher education is a miracle of resilience. We are so used to dealing with the challenge of hard times,…

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The Inaugural Introduction of the New White House National Cyber Director

As the always proud President of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), I stood even prouder last week as our college hosted a special event for the inaugural speech of the new White House National Cyber Director, Mr. Harry Coker. As this was the first time in CCBC’s 65 years that our college has been asked to host a…

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