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in Community, Community college, Holiday, Students

Wishing You a Joyful Holiday Season

In the spirit of the holiday season, I extend heartfelt best wishes to all who lend their energy and wisdom to fuel our nation’s community colleges, their students, and their communities. Good things happen every day at the hundreds of community college across the country, making these institutions the strong and dynamic institutions they are today. Having finally emerged this…

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in Celebrations, Community, Community college, Holiday

In the Spirit of Thankfulness

I recently shared a quote with the CCBC community that I think captures the essence of Thanksgiving: “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” Although political divisiveness, war, and the remnants of COVID-19 seem to have set the world around us on a collision course with disaster, I borrow this phrase to encourage us to look towards…

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in Celebrations, Commemoration, Community college, Events, Holiday, Students, Veterans

Paying Tribute to Veterans

Several weeks ago, my family and I journeyed to France to follow the trails of the great French battlefields of World Wars I and II: Verdon, Dunkirk, The Normandy Beaches. It was cold; it was rainy, reminiscent of the conditions in which those battles were likely fought. Millions died on these fields, memorialized now in neat rows of white crosses…

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in Celebrations, Community, Holiday

Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Dignity, Honor, Respect

Indigenous Peoples’ Day serves to honor the resilience and inherent sovereignty of indigenous people in the United States. CCBC is proud to join campuses, cities, and states around the country in enriching our understanding of the historical contributions made by indigenous people who have, for centuries, been misrepresented and left out of our textbooks. Today, we recognize the native heritage…

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in Celebrations, Community, Diversity, Holiday, LGBTQ+, Students

Honoring the Month of Pride

Pride Month is a representation of togetherness that commemorates the impact LGBTQ+ individuals have had on society. Stemming from the Stonewall Riots in June of 1969, Pride Month celebrations have taken on a variety of forms from parades and parties to marches and rallies. Iconic figures such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are memorialized for their protests in…

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in Celebrations, Diversity, Equity, Holiday, Uncategorized

Celebrating Juneteenth

It seems right to borrow the words of the founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Lonnie Bunch III, who dubbed Juneteenth both a local story and a national one. “For me it’s an opportunity to both look back but to look ahead to make sure that that notion of freedom and the fragility of…

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