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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 Commencement, Inspiration, Students, Uncategorized

Celebrating the Class of 2020

CCBC’s annual Commencement ceremony is the climax of our academic year.  As such, in spite of the dark days brought on by COVID-19, we are determined to connect this wonderful event not only with our graduates and their families, but also with the broader CCBC community – our supporters, business partners and friends. Commencement is truly the hallmark of the good…

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in Awards, Events, Faculty, Inspiration, Leadership

Honoring longevity

May is a busy month at CCBC.  It marks the end of the academic year but also serves as a time to celebrate:  students, of course, scholars, athletes and leaders, but also our faculty and staff, not just for years of service—for putting in time—but for the real achievement.  To that end, I recently hosted CCBC’s Emeritus Induction Ceremony where we…

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in Awards, Events, Inspiration, Leadership, Students

Celebrating students

Spring is among the best times of the year at any college because almost everyday we get to celebrate students, athletes, scholars, service, honor recipients…all the way up to Commencement.  So it was with both pride and pleasure that I welcomed 400 of our academic elite at the recent Student Awards Banquet.  Here at CCBC we often say that our…

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in Events, Inspiration, Leadership

Our time has come

This year I have had the honor of serving as the chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges.  As chair, I recently had the privilege of convening our association’s national convention in Orlando, Florida, welcoming 2,000 community college colleagues from around the country.  In the spirit of the conference theme: “Our time has come,”…

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